It takes a community to stop violence against women! Women’s Crisis Support ~ Defensa de Mujeres is committed to being there when women reach out for help, and that’s where you come in. To find out how you can help, visit our Donations page or donate today by clicking below.



SB 612 was Signed by Governor Jerry Brown on August 19, 2013!

SB 612 passed thanks to all the hard work by the WPI Domestic Violence team and Senator Mark Leno. Click here to view the SB 612 Fact Sheet

To view our Summer 2013 Newsletter, please click here

To learn more about Human Trafficking, check out our Human Trafficking Resources page




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Monarch Services' mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault by providing intervention and prevention services in a culturally-sensitive way. Through crisis counseling, safe shelter, legal assistance and advocacy, we help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to become survivors and repair their lives.

Monarch Services also works to prevent domestic and sexual violence before it occurs by conducting workshops for families, neighborhood outreach, and programs for children that break the inter-generational cycle of violence.

Annual Fall Reception

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Bargetto Winery
535 N. Main Street Soquel California
5:30 – 8:00 PM

Thank you for joining us in celebrating the work of our advocates, the dedication of our supporters and volunteers and the courage and strength of our clients. We appreciate your commitment to supporting our work in educating and empowering our community to take a stand against domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. The generosity of your advocacy will enable us to together make a difference in the lives of our community.

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Monarch Services Provides:


Crisis Intervention Crisis Intervention

Calling our 24-hour crisis line puts clients immediately in touch with an Advocate, who will provide crisis counseling, referrals and information about domestic violence or sexual assault, and assist the caller in developing a safety plan. Advocates may also provide emergency response for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault. Click on the link to learn more about our Crisis Intervention program and our Support Groups and Legal Assistance.

Children & YouthChildren & Youth

The Children and Youth Program provides services that give children and youth the opportunity to unlearn attitudes and behaviors that could otherwise cause them to perpetuate the cycle of violence in their adult relationships. Individual counseling sessions are available by appointment in order to help children and teens understand that domestic violence is not their fault and to teach them alternative coping skills.

Emergency ShelterEmergency Shelter

The Women’s Crisis Support~Defensa de Mujeres emergency shelter, the Mariposa House, has been providing shelter to women and children who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault since 1977. Clients needing safe shelter will be referred for shelter screening after their initial crisis intervention contact


Community EducationCommunity Education

Women’s Crisis Support ~ Defensa de Mujeres provides educational presentations to schools, colleges, community organizations and service providers in Santa Cruz County. Presentations provide information about domestic violence and sexual assault, and about WCS~DdM services.