Mission & History

Our Mission

South Valley Services is a survivor-centered organization where individuals impacted by domestic abuse and sexual violence can realize their own strength, courage, and resilience while on their path to an empowered future.

SVS will provide:

  • survivors with free and confidential services including emergency shelter, safe housing, trauma-informed counseling, advocacy, and tools for life.
  • education aimed at ending the cycle of generational violence.
  • opportunities for communities to be part of the solution for a better tomorrow.

Our Vision

To foster an environment where everyone is safe, respected, and acknowledged in the home, at work, and in the community.

Our History

South Valley Services has served the community since 1998.

South Valley Services began as a grassroots effort in response to a growing need in our community. A group of professionals, community leaders, and citizens recognized that survivors of domestic violence were facing tremendous difficulty finding safe and accessible services. They concluded that a domestic violence shelter was of vital interest to the health and well-being of our community.  As the result of a monumental community effort, South Valley Services opened on February 10, 1998, with the objective of providing a safe shelter, resource and referral services, and self-sufficiency programs for survivors of domestic violence. Programs at South Valley Services have developed to keep up with the most current research and best practices. Based on this research South Valley Services operates under a coordinated community response model which includes shelter and supportive services.