About us

Humboldt Domestic Violence Services has been serving the communities of Humboldt County for over 40 years. Our goal is to create an environment that supports individual safety and breaks the cycle of intimate partner and domestic violence.

Founded on the basic principles of consensus-based empowerment and non-violence, we have continually expanded our services through the years to assist all those escaping from partner abuse. Our agency seeks to provide service and support to those who are transitioning out of domestic or intimate partner violence and to foster social and systemic change through services, education, and advocacy.

HDVS helps hundreds of survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence every year in a wide variety of ways. Perhaps we can help you or someone you care about who suffers from abuse or the threat of abuse. All of our services are free and confidential. This site has been developed to provide users with an overview of the services HDVS provides, educational programs, materials, and advocacy information.

The mission of HDVS is to break the cycle of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and sex trafficking through services, education, and advocacy.

Our vision is the elimination of domestic violence.