Monthly Archives: July 2010

who does abuse affect?

Abuse affects people of all ages, walks of life, and economic status. Many victims of abuse experience shame, and will avoid the subject or even find ways to justify it or mask it. The abuse may be physical, sexual, emotional, or a combination thereof.

what we do

Wild Iris is here to stand by you through the whole process of dealing with violence in your home, whether or not you want to leave your abusive partner. Our crisis counselors are here to discuss your situation and your options with you, and support the decisions you make for […]

emergency shelter

The Wild Iris Emergency Shelter Program is reserved for those individuals and their children who are fleeing an abusive situation, and each case is evaluated individually. Emergency food and clothing may also be included for those who qualify for this program. The Emergency Shelter Program consists of regular check-in times, daily face […]

youth violence prevention

  The Wild Iris Youth Violence Prevention Program (YVPP) has been educating the youth of Mono and Inyo counties for five years providing presentations, resources and the knowledge of healthy relationships, sexual assault, bullying and safety planning to students of all ages. Topics discussed in classrooms are age appropriate and include […]

preventing abuse through education

The folks here at Wild Iris believe that the best way to prevent abuse is for people to talk about it. We offer training on a range of topics for any group or age range. The more people that are educated about what abuse is, how to spot it, and […]

for immediate danger CALL 911

  24-hour toll-free crisis line available at 1-877-873-7384 The Wild Iris 24-Hour Crisis Hot Line is staffed by crisis counselors 24-hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Crisis counsleors are specially trained to provide immediate crisis intervention, emotional support, resource information and referrals for victims of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault. All calls […]

substance abuse

People abuse substances such as drugs and alcohol for a variety of complicated reasons, but it is clear that our society pays a considerable cost. The toll for this abuse can be seen in our hospitals and emergency departments through the direct damage done to health and the physical suffering […]

teen dating violence

Dating violence or abuse can occur in intimate relationships between people from ages pre-teen through adulthood. However, studies have shown that teenagers ages 13-18 are a high risk because they are beginning to explore dating and intimacy. Additionally, this age group is at risk because statistics have shown that they […]