Since 1985, Family Assistance Program (FAP), formally known as High Desert Domestic Violence Program (HDDVP) has been providing shelter and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence (DV).
Throughout the years, the agency has grown into a larger shelter, a separate outreach office, a transitional housing program and satellite offices in the cities of San Bernardino and Fontana. Most recently they embarked on several new programs: Community Health Workers for the LGBT Community, a runaway/homeless youth shelter in Redlands, and a Homeless Youth Street Outreach Team and Drop-in Center.
As the community needs have been identified, the agency has grown to accommodate and assist the population. FAP provides assistance with restraining orders, advocacy, homelessness, homeless prevention, rapid re-housing, preventative services through teen violence classes, family/group/individual counseling, supervised visitation, and the distribution of household commodities. These are just some of the services provided to the community.