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Dragonfly Warriors provides supportive services, outreach, emergency and healing interventions to victims/survivors and their families. We focus on responding to victimization from crimes and complex trauma from interpersonal violence including sexual and domestic violence, family and community violence.
Our skilled professionals and highly trained paraprofessionals provide trauma-informed interventions and also those focused on resiliency and prevention. We are particularly responsive to the needs of homeless women, and we provide emergency, temporary and permanent housing along with on-site medical services. Our services include and are offered in English and Spanish.
We believe that violence begins in the home and extends into society at large, contributing to violence everywhere. The Domestic Violence Action Fund is a multi-year campaign. DVAF seeks to move Los Angeles and beyond, to imagine life without domestic violence.
We urge you to come forward and join us in our initiative to build a better community.
In order to fulfill our mission, staff enlist the help and support of volunteers, who answer the hotline; provide counseling, accompaniment and advocacy to victims/survivors; educate youth and adult community members; and give hours of their time toward administrative and organizational support. Training and supervision are provided for all volunteers through the different programs. Each program answers specific community needs and has defined requirements for participation. Dragonfly Warriors serves a large monolingual Spanish-speaking population. Volunteer candidates who are bilingual in Spanish are strongly encouraged to join.
24-Hour Crisis Hotline & Emergency Response
Volunteer Counselor Advocates provide emotional support, advocacy, information and referrals. Counselor Advocates also respond to local hospitals and law enforcement agencies to provide immediate crisis intervention services and support to sexual assault and domestic violence survivors and significant others.
Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART)
Counselor Advocates in the DART program work closely with designated law enforcement personnel to act as secondary responders to domestic violence calls. Counselor Advocates will assist survivors and children with immediate crisis intervention, restraining orders, shelter placement, resources and advocacy.
Upon completion of the Training, you will be part of the Dragonfly Warriors Intervention Division’s Emergency Response Team, volunteering for either of the following programs: 24-Hour Hotline and Emergency Response Team or Domestic Abuse Response Team.
Dragonfly Warriors Voices Over Violence
Dragonfly Warriors often gets requests from the community for survivors to speak about their experiences through presentations, panel discussions, and media interviews, to educate the public about the realities of interpersonal violence. Our speakers bureau “Dragonfly Warriors Voices Over Violence” is a group of individuals willing to share and discuss in an open and educational way their experiences with sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Speakers are able to address common myths surrounding violence, resources, and the healing process
Violence Prevention Specialist
Violence Prevention Specialists provide education about gender-based violence and strategies for prevention to youth, community groups and professionals. VPS are experts who excel at community speaking, classroom instruction, and outreach events. Volunteers also help in organizing public awareness campaigns, such as Denim Day, an educational campaign that takes place during Sexual Assault Awareness month every April.
VPS volunteers work as POV ambassadors in the community, preventing violence through education to the public. As a volunteer with the Prevention Division, VPS volunteers present to schools and community groups on the issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and building healthy relationships.