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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 offer:

  • Counseling services – We offer individual one on one counseling by pov staff or clinical interns.
  • Support groups - Through support groups, we help reduce the isolation of victims/survivors of trauma, by connecting them with other survivors so that they can share and support each other.
  • Domestic violence groups – These teach participants about trauma, red flags of domestic violence, healthy relationships, coping skills and communication.
  • Healing arts group - It provides a safe and relaxing environment for survivors to heal their trauma by connecting them with others and using expressive art experiences, such as drawing and painting.
  • Trauma informed yoga - We offer trauma informed yoga classes that use the healing power of meditation, mindfulness and body movement for recovery..
Dragonfly Warriors.

Our Contribution

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Counselor Advocates

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.


  • Become a trauma informed counselor advocate
  • Provide direct services to survivors via our 24-hour hotline or respond in person
  • Help strengthen community partner relationships
  • Enhanced knowledge on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Sexual Abuse, Intimate Partner Stalking, and other topics relating to violence
  • Become a representative of a nationally recognized organization
  • Give back to communities impacted by violence


  • Commitment to one full year of service
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance
  • Must live in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria County
  • Must complete a minimum of 20 hours of domestic advocacy training
  • Must pass a Department of Justice fingerprint and background check

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.


  • Become a trauma-informed educator
  • Learn and develop skills on preventing violence and building healthy communities, while strengthening your public speaking skills
  • Become a leader and beacon in your community
  • Network with community partners and connect with passionate individuals


  • Commitment to one full year of service (100 hours)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Must live in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria County
  • Must pass a Department of Justice fingerprint and background check
  • Must complete a minimum of 20 hours of domestic advocacy training
  • The next 65-hour training is January 15-March 30, 2019. Training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm, for 11 consecutive weeks.The next 65-hour training is January 15-March 30, 2019. Training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm, for 11 consecutive weeks.