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Hanford, CA - 93230
(559) 582-4386


Kings Community Action Organization


Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

24 Hour Crisis Line - 1-877-727-3225
Trained peer crisis counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to provide support and guidance for men, women, children and teenagers who are in need.

Barbara Saville Women's Shelter-Business Office
The Barbara Saville Women's Shelter provides a safe and secure living environment for women and children seeking refuge from domestic violence and/or, who are homeless due to unforeseen circumstances and situations. They house victims of various types of abuse. Due to the nature of the facility, intakes are conducted at the Barbara Saville Business Office which is located at 1208 N. Douty Street; the location of the Barbara Saville Women's Shelter is kept confidential.

Court Accompaniment
KCAO's trained Legal Advocate, Intake Specialist assist clients with obtaining protective orders, accompany clients to court, police interviews or other legal settings, and provide referrals and references as necessary per each individual client's case.

Legal Advocacy
KCAO's trained Legal Advocate (and in some cases the Intake Specialist and the Victim Services Coordinator) assists clients with obtaining protective orders, accompany clients to court, police interview or other legal settings and provides referrals and references as necessary per each individual client's case. The Legal Advocacy Program deals with domestic violence, restraining orders, referrals to other companies and court accompaniment.

Rape Counseling
Trained advocates provide support and referrals to victims and are available to accompany the victim through the healing process. Professional therapy by a licensed therapist is also provided to the sexual assault victims.

Rape Prevention Education
The Crisis Services Department provides Kings County residents with prevention education workshops. These workshops are available for free. Must call in advance for easier scheduling possibilities. There are six (6) workshops and they are as follows; 1. Child Abuse Prevention, 2. Child Sexual Abuse: What it is, Identifying Factors and How to Deal with it, 3. Sexual Assault/Rape Education, 4. Date Rape Drug Information, 5. Self Defense/Assertiveness and 6. Domestic Violence: The Cycle of Violence.

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
Trained volunteers and/or staff respond as the advocate for the sexual assault victim in the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). Advocates also provide referrals to the victims and are available to accompany the victim through the legal process. Professional Therapy by a licensed therapist is also provided to the sexual assault victims.




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