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Center For A Non Violent Community Offers Help

The Center For A Non Violent Community recently moved into new facilities in Standard.

Laura Sunday, Community Services Director with the Center for a Non-Violent Community, was Wednesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

According to Sunday, the building they moved into is actually the old hospital that the old lumber company in Standard used to use. It is located across the street from the Standard Pour.

“It is a beautiful location with lots of room for our services to be provided,” said Sunday. “It is a very welcoming environment.”

The Center for a Non Violent Community is a name change for Mountain Women’s Resource Center as of December 2009. The newer name more accurately reflects the range of services and programs they provide to the people served including men, teens and children.


CNVC was incorporated in 1997 as the Mountain Women’s Resource Center. With a staff of 5, 12 volunteers, an emergency shelter donated by the City of Sonora, and a $300,000 annual budget, domestic violence and sexual assault services were provided for Tuolumne County. Over the past 12 years, they have expanded our services and programs to include:

Transitional housing for up to two years for survivors of domestic violence:

Prevention programs offered to pre-schools, kindergarten through 9th grade, recreation department, Family Resource Centers, and which provide education and resources to prevent child molestation, bullying, harassment, teen dating violence, date rape, sexual assault, and suicide.

Counseling by licensed therapists to children who suffer trauma from child abuse, molestation, witnessing domestic violence and witnessing substance abusing parents:

Grief Support services:


CNVC now has a staff of twenty, twenty active volunteers, a Fundraising Committee and a budget of $900,000 annually.


If you are in need of help, the 24-hr crisis line is (209) 533-3401.


For more local information on funding, community partnerships and services provided click on http://www.nonviolentcommunity.org/


The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.


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