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Domestic Violence Advocacy Center Programs and Services

The Laura's House Domestic Violence Advocacy Center (DVAC) is conveniently located a short distance from the Orange County Family Law Courthouse. Our staff of legal advocates and therapists provides support services to domestic violence survivors in the court system and across Orange County. Our goal is to provide clients with the support, encouragement, empowerment, and education necessary to break the cycle of violence and move forward in their lives.

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Legal Advocacy Services:

Legal Advocates provide support, assistance and education to victims of intimate partner violence. Legal services are available in both English and Spanish. Services include:

  • Client Intake and Case Assessment
  • Explanation of the Restraining Order Process
  • Preparation and Filing of Restraining Order Paperwork
  • Preparation for Restraining Order Hearings
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Referrals to Legal Resources and Pro Bono Attorneys
  • Education on Victim Rights
  • Safety Planning
  • Monthly Legal Clinics
  • Immigration Resources

Therapeutic Services:

  • Client Intake and Assessment Interviews
  • Personal Empowerment Program
  • Anxiety Management
  • Resource Enhancement Program
  • Workshops that discuss the following topics:
    • Parenting during the restraining order and/or divorce process
    • Talking to children about abuse and unhealthy behavior patterns
    • Children’s art therapy

  • 12-session Individual Counseling
  • EMDR Therapy Available
  • Crisis Counseling

Other Services offered:

  • Community Outreach
  • Childcare, Monday-Thursday after 4:00pm


12453 Lewis Street, Suite 201
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 450-6131

The Laura's House Domestic Violence Advocacy Center (DVAC) is conveniently located in close proximity to the Lamoreaux Justice Center (.8 miles walking distance).

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