Are you interested in volunteering for the Family Crisis Center? Join our 40-hour training beginning on March 6, 2020 to learn the skills necessary to advocate for the rights and needs of abuse victims in your community. The purpose of this training is not only to gain volunteers but to educate our community and to work in partnering with other agencies.

Per state evidence code 1037.1, California requires that all persons, whether paid or volunteers working in the Domestic Violence field take a 40-hour training to work within a DV shelter or provide peer and group counseling to victims of domestic violence. Our agency offers this training biannually, at a cost of $50 per attendee. (Ask about our student discount.)

Each attendee must fill out a registration form, and pay a non-refundable deposit of $20, which is due with registration. Please mail or drop off both the application and the fee directly at our Drop-In Center/Admin Office 211 N. Main St. Porterville, CA 93257.

We ask that registrants RSVP by February 21st. Please call our Drop-In Center/Admin Office. at 559-781-7462 and press option 0 for more information or email Kimberly Rivera at to begin your registration process. Also we will be closing this training when we reach 20 registrants.

Training Dates:
Friday, March 6th from 8am—5pm
Friday, March 13th from 8am—5pm
Friday, March 20th from 8am—5pm
Friday, March 27th from 8am—5pm
Friday, April 3th from 8am—5pm

All sessions will be held at our Drop-In Center/Admin Office
211 N. Main St. Porterville, CA 93257
In our 2nd floor east wing meeting room.

More info on Volunteering
All attendees will be given a volunteer application with their training material. This form must be completed by anyone wishing to volunteer. A background check is also required to volunteer at our Emergency Shelter or our Drop-In Center/Admin Office.