6,488 American troops were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012.

11,766 American women were murdered by current or ex male partners between 2001 and 2002.

That is nearly double the amount of casulaties lost during war.

A Better Way serves a diverse and high-need community encompassing the High Desert/Victor Valley region of San Bernardino County. Of the clients served, more than 50% of clients are of Hispanic/Latino background, 20 % African- American, 20% Non-Hispanic White, and 5% mixed race. These figures reflect the makeup of the High Desert /Victor Valley comprised of four incorporated cities – Adelanto, Apple Valley, Hesperia, and Victorville as well as surrounding unincorporated and rural areas. It is estimated that in these communities 40% of households fall below 200% of the federal poverty level.  This community has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and the resulting loss of jobs, housing, and added strain on families which exacerbates intimate partner violence.  Clients we serve include women, men, children/youth, and couples.

Victor Valley Community Resources

We are proud to partner with various community resources in the Victor Valley region.