Meritage Homes is a continued soldier in arms in the battle to create safe space and alternatives to victims of domestic violence. On Friday, Nicolas Emsiek, VP of Meritage Homes presented a donation to Alternatives to Domestic Violence as part of their ongoing campaign to support the Playground Project. The playground will offer children who have found refuge at ADVs secure state-of-the-art shelter an even greater opportunity for normalcy, well-being, and peace.

The award was presented at a ribbon cutting Grand Opening event in Menifee at Audie Murphy Ranch at a new community called Jasper. Attendees were the Mayor of Menifee, Bill Zimmerman, representatives from other home builders, City Council members and City Staff.

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Welcome to ADV

Alternatives to Domestic Violence has been providing services to victims of domestic violence and their families in Western Riverside County, California, since 1978.

Look around our website and you will see that through integrated programs, services and education, ADV seeks to assist individuals and families in their efforts to change and rebuild their lives free of domestic violence and abuse.

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Cycles of Violence Can Be Broken

Our services include a 24-hour crisis line, emergency and transitional housing, outreach services to victims, counseling, life training, child development services, child and teen counseling and a range of training programs.

How ADV Helps

We offer a range of services aimed at breaking the cycle of physical and emotional violence within families and the wider community.


An array of services to intervene in and prevent physical and emotional violence in the home and the community.

Trauma Recovery

Services provided for ALL victims of traumatic crimes such as rape, domestic violence, assault, trafficking.


A state-of-the-art, 60-bed residential facility for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence.


Information on domestic violence and it’s effect on victims can help educate our community on how to bring change.

What Our Partners are Saying

We’re grateful for the support of our partners, and the community that works to improve the lives of those who are in need of help from domestic violence.