PEACE for Families is an acronym for Placer Extends A Caring Environment for Families, and that’s exactly what we do. We firmly believe that everyone - regardless of sex, race, religion, or occupation, whether they are heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, gay, lesbian or transgender - deserves to live a life free from violence. We provide victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Placer County with a safe, caring and nurturing environment free of charge.
Read some of our success stories to find out more about how we help victims of rape and domestic violence in Placer County.
PEACE for Families is a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) (Tax ID 94-2578871) community-based organization providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Placer County. We are governed by a volunteer board of directors, and currently have 25 paid staff members and over 30 volunteers working together to provide around the clock services to victims of abuse and their families.
PEACE for Families began in 1974 as a rape crisis hot line, a project of the Placer Awareness House that also provided substance abuse recovery services. For battered women who had nowhere else to turn in Placer County, the crisis hot line became a lifeline to safety.
1978 through the efforts of a group of Auburn professional women the
Auburn Women’s Center was opened in old town Auburn as an all-volunteer
agency, and was granted nonprofit status in 1982. The following year
the organization changed its name to Placer Women’s Center to reflect
its commitment to serve the entire county. Through the dedication of
local women’s groups, churches and brave individuals, battered women
found refuge in private homes until the original shelter opened in
Nearly a decade later a new group, PEACE for Families, was established in Roseville to serve all South Placer residents.
In 1997, PEACE for Families a group established to serve the community in Roseville and Placer Women’s Center, merged to form a stronger entity to serve all of Placer County. The expanded group chose to adopt the name Placer Extends A Caring Environment for Families - or PEACE for Families - as a clear statement of the organization’s mission and goals.
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24 HOUR CRISIS LINE
This project was supported by Grant No. DR09011042 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, and through Grant Award Number DR09011042 from the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA). Points of view, opinions, findings and conclusions in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice or of CalEMA. CalEMA reserves a royal-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license to reproduce, publish, and use these materials and to authorize others to do so.