The Trauma Recovery Center, a partnership between Peace Over Violence and the Downtown Women’s Center. 

The TRC 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, sex trafficking, intimate partner stalking and homelessness.

We serve the community through trauma-informed and resiliency-focused interventions and preventions provided by skillful professionals and highly trained paraprofessionals. The POV-DWC Trauma Recovery Center is particularly responsive to the needs of homeless women by providing emergency, temporary and permanent housing along with on-site medical services.


POV's services are offered in English, Spanish and American Sign Language.


POV Services Include

  • Assistance with applying for Victim of Crime Compensation

  • Referrals for emergency food, clothing, and shelter

  • Legal advocacy, including assistance with temporary restraining orders, divorces, custody issues, and U-VISA

  • Accompaniment services to courts, police stations, hospitals, and other social services agencies

  • Emergency response for sexual and domestic violence situations

  • Individual counseling and support group counseling

  • Trauma informed interventions, including EMDR, Community Resiliency Model, yoga, expressive arts, music, empowerment Self Defense, movement and more

  • Psychiatric and medical services

  • Community and professional trainings on trauma, trauma informed care, homelessness, and prevention of sexual and domestic violence

  • A 24-hour crisis line and drop-in day center

  • All services are free.


Funding provided by CalVCP.