Yearly Archives: 2010

safety plan

The following guidelines are designed to help keep you safe if you suspect you are in an abusive or unhealthy relationship. It is always best to have a plan in case things get bad. You may not have control over your partner’s violence but you do have a choice about […]

what is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control another by preventing a person from doing what they wish or forcing them to behave in ways they do not want. Domestic violence affects men, women, children, elderly and disabled and […]

if you know a victim

Listen without judgment. Ask your friend/loved one about their situation, and let them know that you really want to listen, then give them plenty of time to talk. Let them know you are concerned about their safety, that they don’t deserve to be treated this way, and that abuse is […]

office locations

Wild Iris has four office locations to serve clients. Our services are completely confidential and are provided at no cost to the client. Clients are welcome to visit any of our offices regardless of where they reside or may call our toll free Crisis Hotline 24 hours a day @ […]

mission and vision

Wild Iris is a community-based non-profit agency committed to promoting, providing and sustaining programs of education and prevention, crisis intervention, advocacy, and support for those affected by domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault. Our vision is for non-violent relationships based on dignity, respect, compassion, and equality.


Wild Iris began in 1981 with a telephone in the Bishop, California home of two founding mothers. The Women’s Services, as Wild Iris was then known, received two calls that first year. In 1983, Wild Iris merged with Toiyabe Indian Health Project’s Child Assault Prevention Program (CAPP), and initiated the […]

job and volunteer opportunities

  Volunteer Opportunities Wild Iris is always in need of volunteers; they are a vital part of our services. The volunteer needs for Wild Iris projects may vary, and some require training before you can help. To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, and how you can get involved, contact […]

violence in the workplace

Intimate partner violence doesn’t stay at home when its victims go to work. It can follow them, resulting in violence in the workplace. Both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence have an impact in the workplace; they present an increased risk for workplace violence. Domestic violence in the workplace creates […]

financial abuse

Financial and economic abuse is the intentional withholding of money and resources as a means to exert power and control over a partner. Withholding economic resources such as money or credit cards Stealing from or defrauding the victim of money or assets Exploiting the victim’s resources for personal gain Withholding […]

verbal and emotional abuse

Mental, psychological and emotional abuse can be verbal or nonverbal. Verbal and nonverbal abuse often consist of more subtle actions or behaviors than physical abuse, including: Threatening or intimidating to gain compliance Yelling, screaming, name-calling, constant harassment Criticizing or diminishing victim’s accomplishments/goals Telling victim they are worthless without the abuser […]