Casa de Paz Shelter

Casa De Paz
(House of Peace)

Casa de Paz is a state-of-the-art, 17,000-square-foot, 60-bed residential facility for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence.

The facility replaced a much smaller, inadequate 15-bed shelter that ADV had operated near downtown Riverside for more than 20 years and fulfilled a decades-old dream.

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The campaign to build Casa de Paz began in earnest in 2001. Seed money to begin the project came in the form of a $400,000 federal grant. Then, as if by providence, a parcel of land was offered near Sun City in central Riverside County. Over the succeeding months, ADV’s executive director and board of directors raised a total of $2.4 million in cash and in-kind services. And, finally, after decades of work, Casa de Paz opened its doors for the first time in March of 2005.

In December 2006, Casa de Paz welcomed its 100th shelter client (with a total of 180 children) and continues to provide longer lengths of stay for families through its transitional living program.

The shelter had provided 6,587 bed-nights as of Dec. 31, 2006.

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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.