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The Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County (WSP) is committed to the concept of cultural competency for all of its constituents, whether they be staff, clients or community members. The agency engages in continuous quality improvement practices, examining quarterly client survey feedback. Based on data collected during the most recent fiscal year, over 98% of agency clients have indicated that the services they received were respectful and supportive of their belief systems, sexual orientation, race, age, cultural background and ability/disability status. Other written and verbal feedback provided by clients has also reinforced these sentiments … (full text cultural competency).
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Address: Women’s Shelter Program, Executive Director, Marianne Kennedy, P.O. Box 125, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406, USA;
Crisis workers provide crisis counseling, information, referrals, and access to the immediate safety of our emergency shelter. Our crisis workers offer an understanding, non-judgmental ear to listen and only offer assistance if it’s asked for. Our crisis workers are available 24 hours a day.
Our services are only available in San Luis Obispo County. If you are not in this county, please call your local women’s shelter or 1-800-799-SAFE for the shelter nearest you.
Why People Call:
People call our crisis counselors for many reasons. Some are looking for information on intimate partner violence to help a friend. Some need community resource information like counseling services. Some are referred by the police after their partner is arrested and need help or emergency shelter. Many are in crisis and have just been battered. The reasons are as numerous and individual as the people themselves.
- Whatever your reason, please call. We are here to help.
- You are not alone. No one deserves to be abused.
You need and deserve at least a few people in your life with which you have healthy relationships, people whom:
- You like, respect, and trust, and who like, respect and trust you.
- Make you feel good about yourself.
- Listen to you without sharing personal information about you with others.
- You can tell anything.
- Allow you to talk freely and express your feelings and emotions without judging you, criticizing you, teasing you, or putting you down.
- Give you good advice when you want and ask for it, and who will work with you to figure out what to do next in difficult situations.
- Allow you the space to change, grow, make decisions, and make mistakes.
- Accept you as you.
This information is adapted from the website of turning point services.org.