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HISTORY
Prevention • Intervention • Support • Education

OUR HISTORY

1976

The Coalition Against Household Violence is formed.

1977

The 24-hour bilingual crisis hotline becomes available.

1978

The Coalition is incorporated as a non-profit organization, the first women’s support and batterer’s treatment groups are formed.

1982

The Coalition opens its emergency shelter for battered women and their children.

1983

The Counseling department is established, providing family, individual and couples counseling.

1985

Parenting classes are added to later become, “Family Harmony”.

1986

Children’s programs are added at the shelter.

1992

Rape Crisis Center is formed (only center in Ventura County).

1994

Teen Empowerment groups are added and Domestic Violence Response Team is formed (one of only 12 originally in the State).

1999

Created the County’s (what is still today) only Spanish-language batterer’s treatment group for women.

2004

Added the 52-week Child Abuse Intervention Program (one of two in the county, and the only one in Spanish).

2006

Added Family Harmony, a comprehensive 12-week parenting program with an in-home mentoring component and chosen as the pilot program for county differential response.

2011

Agency name is changed to Coalition for Family Harmony to more accurately reflect our new, varied services and programs.

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