In the 2007/2008 fiscal year, South Valley Sanctuary provided 11,952 days of safe shelter to 278 adults and 348 children. This was a dramatic increase from the 2006/2007 fiscal year when 218 adults and 236 children (up by 35%) were sheltered for a total of 10,217 days (up by 17%). In addition to providing shelter, in the 2007/2008 fiscal year South Valley Sanctuary also provided resource and referral services to 1,582 individuals who called the shelter hotline. Unfortunately, 1,763 individuals seeking shelter through our hotline were turned away due to lack of space.
We have no income guidelines for eligibility. The majority (98.5%) of shelter residents self-report as being low to very low income and are essentially homeless at the time they enter shelter due to domestic violence. In order to allow families the opportunity to focus on healing, securing employment, enrolling in educational institutions, and locating stable housing, we commit to providing all of our services at no cost.

Fiscal Year 2007/2008 Statistics & Demographics

Female Adults 269 African American 17
Male Adults 9 Native American 28
Children 348 Pacific Islander 5
White 264 Asian American 13
Hispanic256Middle Eastern10
Multiracial30Did not disclose race3

Our shelter staff is 81% bilingual, 88% people of color, offering services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Hindi, Bengali and American Sign Language.

In the FY 07/08, services were provided in the following in-house languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hindi. Interpreters were hired for: French/Swahli, Arabic and Japanese speakers.

For a copy of South Valley Sanctuary's latest financial audit email Karla Arroyo, Executive Director.

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