24-Hour Hotline. Crisis intervention, information and referrals, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is the entry point to all of Sojourn’s services.
The Crisis Shelter offers 4-6 weeks of housing, support and case management in a secure location. Adams House is a second-stage shelter for individuals and families who need extra time in a supportive setting to regroup and recover. A typical stay may be as little as three or as many as six months.
Children's Program. Empowerment-based, clinical art/play therapy, assistance with school enrollment, tutoring, and non-violent parenting skills workshops.
Community Education, Outreach and Prevention. Educational presentations on teen dating violence, healthy relationships, and non-violent negotiation skills to children, teenagers, and youth. Training, technical assistance, and awareness programs for the community. BRO, a city-wide collaborative to prevent violence by deconstructing traditional notions of masculinity. Teen Education in Liberation Arts (TELA), an education and activism program for local school youth.
Court Advocacy and Legal Assistance. Pro bono weekly clinic for victims. Volunteer attorneys answer basic legal questions regarding divorce, child custody and visitation, property, and landlord/tenant issues. Safety assessment, crisis intervention, court accompaniment and referrals to community resources are provided to victims at the office of the Santa Monica City Attorney.
Support Groups. Various days/times, drop-in basis. Simultaneous empowerment play groups for children.
DV 101: Knowledge=Power. For survivors only, classes on DV dynamics, parenting, and healthy boundaries. Satisfies court and DCFS requirements for “domestic violence classes".