Tag archives: domestic violence

Helping Victims Arise
By Nick Masuda   |   December 14, 2021

Leadbetter Beach was bustling with activity early Saturday morning, with ARISE Women’s Conference hosting the 2021 5K Walk and Run that supports the Santa Barbara Mission’s Bethel House Women’s Residential Treatment Program. ARISE is a nonprofit organization that supports women from domestic violence shelters and drug rehabilitation homes, helping them “arise from their past to […]

Richie’s Annual Barber Shop Holiday Donation Drive
By Joanne Calitri   |   November 30, 2021

Richie’s Barber Shop on Coast Village Road is having its 10th Annual Holiday Donation Drive, this year for Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) Santa Barbara, with the theme, “The Limit Does Not Exist.” Shop event lead and barber Jessica Jay is coordinating with DVS Executive Director Jan Campbell to ensure the donated items will work for […]

Celebrating Safety
By Lynda Millner   |   November 23, 2021

The Montecito Club was the venue for the 13th annual luncheon of Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS). The guests gathered around scattered tables and sofas on the lawn overlooking Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. As we sat sipping mimosas, it was hard to imagine the other lives we were here to honor. Tucked in the […]

Not Safer At Home
By Leslie Westbrook   |   September 3, 2020

Quarantine can heighten the risk of domestic violence, but help is available Maria Carbonell gratefully remembers the week she took refuge at a Domestic Violence Solutions safe house eight years ago. “A lot of people didn’t know I went to a safe house. I never shared it with anybody,” says Carbonell, 52, in a recent […]

Domestic Violence Solutions
By Lynda Millner   |   March 5, 2020

Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) gave their 12th annual fundraising luncheon at the Loggia ballroom in the Four Seasons Resort – The Biltmore. The group was founded 43 years ago. In 2019 alone they answered 5,091 calls to their 24-hour crisis and information lines, provided 7,908 safe nights of shelter to victims of domestic violence, responded […]

Domestic Violence Solutions
By Lynda Millner   |   February 28, 2019

“It takes more than a village… it takes a community.” The theme of the Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) luncheon was Community and purple is their color. We were in the Loggia Room at the Santa Barbara Biltmore to celebrate what has been accomplished so that victims are visible – not invisible – and to raise […]