Domestic Violence Health Care Partnership Project

Futures Partners With Blue Shield to Bridge Health and Domestic ViolenceFUTURES proudly partnered with Blue Shield of California Foundation on the Domestic Violence Health Care Partnership (DVHCP), a statewide project to integrate health care and domestic violence response systems throughout California.

Through a competitive application process, nineteen teams comprised of local domestic violence organizations and health care facilities were selected to develop policy and clinical responses to domestic and sexual violence. The initiative also provides tools and resources for domestic violence advocates to connect survivors with health services.

The teams provided much-needed prevention and intervention services, many in medically underserved communities that have high rates of domestic and sexual violence.

As part of a final product for DVHCP, FUTURES created a comprehensive website ( that provides the step-by-step details of how the teams built and sustained their partnerships. The website also includes the challenges and lessons learned from the team, and is a go-to resource for domestic violence agencies and health settings that are beginning this work.

The teams include:

  • California Adolescent Health Collaborative (Oakland)
    Golden Valley Health Centers
    Haven Women’s Center
  • Center for Community Solutions (San Diego)
    Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest
  • Center for a Non Violent Community (Sonora)
    Mathiesen Memorial Heaalth Clinic
  • The Children’s Clinic, Serving Children and Their Families
    Su Casa
    WomenShelter of Long Beach
  • Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals (Gilroy)
    Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
  • East Los Angeles Women’s Center
    LAC-USC Medical Center
  • Family Assistance Program (Victorville)
    San Bernardino County Health Clinics
  • Family Health Centers of San Diego
    YWCA of San Diego County
  • Jenesse Center, Inc. (Los Angeles)
    Watts Healthcare Corporation
  • Lake Family Resource Center (Kelseyville)
    Lake County Tribal Health Consortium
    Konocti Wellness Clinic
  • Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center/Women’s Health Care Clinic
    Interval House
  • Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence (San Jose)
    Mayview Community Health Center
  • North East Medical Services (San Francisco)
    Cameron House
    Asian Women’s Shelter
  • STAND! For Families Free of Violence (Concord)
    Kaiser Permanente Contra Costa
  • University Muslim Medical Association, Inc. (Los Angeles)
    Interval House
  • WEAVE, Inc. (Sacramento)
    Sacramento Native American Health Center
  • Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo
    Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County
    RISE (Respect, Inspire, Support, Empower) of San Luis Obispo
  • YWCA of San Gabriel Valley (Covina)
  • YWCA of Sonoma County (Santa Rosa)
    Family Justice Center of Sonoma County

To support these cross-sector partnerships, the Foundation worked closely with FUTURES to facilitate a peer-to-peer learning network, provide technical assistance to grantees, and evaluate the impact of integrated service delivery models.