Since 1985, Family Assistance Program (FAP), formally known as High Desert Domestic Violence Program (HDDVP) has been providing shelter and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence (DV).
Throughout the years, the agency has grown into so much more. We now have a much larger shelter, a transitional housing program, a separate outreach office, satellite offices in the cities of San Bernardino and Fontana, and we have embarked on several new programs: two runaway/homeless youth shelters, a homeless youth street outreach team , youth drop-in centers, Next Step re-entry program, community centers, anti-human trafficking program, and other programs and services to support the needs of our Victor Valley, San Bernardino, and Morongo Basin communities.
As the community needs have been identified, the agency has grown to accommodate and assist our population.
We provide assistance with restraining orders, advocacy, homelessness, homeless prevention, rapid re-housing, preventative services through teen violence classes, substance use disorder classes, family/group/individual counseling, supervised visitation, and the distribution of household commodities are just some of the services we provide to our community in need.
It is our goal and continued effort to build stronger families through other services that do not necessarily pertain only to Domestic Violence. Our agency is growing more diversified as the community develops and the needs are assessed. In turn, all these services have been offered in an effort to assist low-income families in creating safe and stable homes.
This is a joint position between the Family Assistance Program and the Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce. The pro-housing advocate will connect with the nonprofit community, business community and local decision makers to lead a pro-housing High Desert environment.