“Does that really happen here?”


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It is the number one question that is asked.

The Eastern Sierra is a beautiful place and people come from all over the world to enjoy it. This is not Los Angeles, New York or another large urban area. We don’t have crime, right? Sometimes it’s hard to believe that bad things happen in small towns. But let’s not be naïve, violence happens here. It happens in Mammoth, in Bishop, in Lone Pine, Bridgeport, Big Pine. It happens everywhere, and we have the numbers to prove it.

2015 By The Numbers

  • 4,962 hours were spent working directly with clients
  • 770 crisis calls were received
  • 64 nights victims were housed in our emergency safe haven
  • 9 children and 4 women were housed in Transitional Housing

Some of these numbers are shocking, but if you remember that nationally 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence, the numbers start to make more sense. Thank you for enabling us to provide these desperately needed services to our neighbors here in Inyo and Mono Counties.