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County program works with domestic violence perpetrators

San Benito gives a year of cognitive behavioral counseling to people convicted of domestic abuse.

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News Release

Police arrest suspect for domestic violence and gun charges

Off duty firefighter reported suspicious behavior to police.

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News Release

Senator Anna M. Caballero announces legislation to help survivors of domestic violence

Child's school, medical, and dental information could be protected from an abusive parent.

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News Release

Hollister Police arrest suspect armed with a knife following attack on family members

Suspect hospitalized and facing several felony charges.

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Art & Culture

Local author releases novel about domestic abuse

With October being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, "The Other Cheek" challenges readers to reevaluate what they really know about domestic abuse.

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San Benito GIVES: Emmaus House

Emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault has served over 1,825 women and children since 2006.

Walkers head out from the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister during the 2019 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on April 13. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.


San Benito County walks a mile in her shoes

Men wearing red stilettos say no to sexual assault and domestic violence.

Members of the Hollister Fire Department crossing Fifth Street along San Benito on April 22, 2017 for the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. Photos by Lisa Robinson-Ward.

Local organizations partner to raise awareness of violence against women

Seventh annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event set to take place on April 13 at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister.



Emmaus House helps women find safety and independence after abuse

Emmaus House, the only shelter for abused women and children in San Benito County, is a place of safety for women and children escaping abusive relationships, such as Jasmine Stone.

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Children and Youth

Community asked to help with violence survey

Local nonprofit requests residents to take part in a survey on personal violence. Deadline for responses is Jan. 15


Government / Politics

County proclaims April 22 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Day

Annual event in downtown Hollister will bring attention to abuse against women

Elizabeth Gomez, shown here as a little girl, was murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend.


Gomez to honor murdered sister at Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Former Hollister City Councilman Victor Gomez is raising money and spreading awareness about domestic violence in memory of his sister who was murdered 10 years ago

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Business / Economy

Second Public Hearing on Community Development Block Grant

Notice of 2nd Public Hearing for Submittal of State CDBG Application

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Government / Politics

Walking a Mile in Her Shoes

Annual downtown event raises awareness about violence of all forms against women

Emmaus House Executive Director Patrice Kuerschner and Gary Byrne, CEO of the Community Foundation for San Benito County


Emmaus House Hosts: “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Fundraiser

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes