The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition has hired a new Executive Director. Gayle Guest-Brown will move into the position October 29th, coming from the Roseville area where she says 10 years of leadership and advocacy, working with faith based organizations and domestic violence issues, as well as the corporate world have prepared her for the job.
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DVSAC has served Nevada County in Northern California since 1978, first as a community group — the Battered Women’s Alliance — and since 1980 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Initially known as the Domestic Violence Coalition, it was formed to offer crisis intervention and safehousing services to the victims of domestic violence and their families in Nevada County. Within a few years, DVSAC also began offering counseling and advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault.
Today DVSAC Offers A 24 hour crisis line , A shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence, and counseling for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; as well as legal advocacy and assistance with temporary restraining orders . DVSAC also offers several outreach and prevention programs in the schools and community.
DVSAC is encouraging people to come to the Smith Vineyard Tasting Room 142 Mill Street Grass Valley for wine tasting, Saturday October 27th any time between noon and 7p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the day will benefit DVSAC in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.