A Leader In The Field Of Domestic Violence Advocacy

If you or someone you know is in danger, contact our 24-hour hotline.

775.329.4150

Volunteers and donations help thousands of victims in Washoe County.

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If you or someone you know is in danger, contact our 24-hour hotline.

775.329.4150

Volunteers and donations help thousands of victims in Washoe County.

DONATE

If you or someone you know is in danger, contact our 24-hour hotline.

775.329.4150

Volunteers and donations help thousands of victims in Washoe County.

DONATE

How We Can Help

You're Safe
With Us

At the Domestic Violence Resource Center (formerly known as CAAW), our services extend beyond just a phone call. We are here for you every step of the way.

Peace of Mind

Restore Safety & Reclaim Your Life

We have helped more than 80,000 victims of family violence in Northern Nevada over the past 40 years.

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1,114

Safely
Housed Residents

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2,619

Temporary protection
orders issued

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8,888

Hours Graciously
Donated By Volunteers

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11,316

Total Contacts

Volunteers

A Foundation of Love & Support

Our organization is funded by donations and run by volunteers who are just like you.

About Us

Domestic Violence Resource Center

About Domestic Violence Resource Center

We Restore Confidence in Growth & Hope

At the Domestic Violence Resource Center (formerly the Committee to Aid Abused Women), our duty is rebuilding safe and hopeful lives for victims of family violence in Washoe County. We have been working toward this mission since 1977.

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“At NV Energy we believe that strong families create strong communities. CAAW’s work in providing safe shelter and long-term transitional housing goes a long way in creating self-sufficiency for the families they serve."

Mary Simmons – Vice President, NV Energy

Hear Their Stories

  • I’m just going to come out and say it; the Domestic Violence Resource Center saved my life. My daughter Hannah and I have lived in the Domestic Violence Resource Center’s Emergency Shelter and both of the Domestic Violence Resource Center’s Transitional Housing facilities. Thanks to the Domestic Violence Resource Center’s support I’m now able to provide a safe home for my family.

    Katie H. Resident
  • At NV Energy, we believe that strong families create strong communities. The Domestic Violence Resource Center’s work in providing safe shelter and long-term transitional housing goes a long way in creating self-sufficiency for the families they serve. We commend the Domestic Violence Resource Center for continuing to raise the bar in developing innovative and sustainable programs that help families in Washoe County create new possibilities for themselves now and for the future. We look forward to many more years of our collaborative partnership.

    Mary Simmons Vice President NV Energy
  • On behalf of the Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, I want to say thank you to the Domestic Violence Resource Center. To the many staff, volunteers, and board members both past and present for the work they have done to ensure that survivors of domestic violence have access to safety and support services yesterday, today and tomorrow.

    Sue Meuschke Executive Director NCEDSV

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