please view "General information and how to apply" at the bottom of this page

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

POSITION: Advocate

HIRING SUPERVISOR: Cristal Baez, Advocacy Program Manager

HOURS PER WEEK/AVAILABILITY: Full Time position/40 hours per week


  • Bilingual Required
  • Maximum flexibility desired.


Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

POSITION: Advocacy Program Manager

HIRING SUPERVISOR: Vicky Carrera, Supportive Services Manager

HOURS PER WEEK/AVAILABILITY: Full Time position/Monday-Friday


  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have the ability to provide services to and work with diverse populations
  • Must have ability to work independently as well as cooperatively
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance


Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

POSITION: Family Justice Center (FJC) Advocate

HIRING SUPERVISOR: Lilia Melgoza, FJC Program Supervisor

HOURS PER WEEK/AVAILABILITY: Monday - Friday 20/hrs a week

MINIMUM SKILLS REQUIRED: Bilingual Preferred (English/Spanish)


Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

POSITION: Trauma Response Advocate (TRA)

HIRING SUPERVISOR: Stephanie Barraza, SART Advocate Lead

HOURS PER WEEK/AVAILABILITY: Maximum flexibility desired. If there are specific blocks of time you are unavailable due to other commitments (school, other job, etc.), please indicate that in your cover letter.

  •  Ability to take minimum of (3-4) eight hour shifts, per week
  • Ability to work 2-4 hour blocks during business hours per week
  • Ability to work 6-8 hour shifts at emergency shelter per week


  • Must be 18 or over
  • Must have personal cell phone and must maintain working plan including voice mail
  • Must have a working knowledge of the services offered by Haven and know how to access them
  • Must be able to perform job duties with minimal supervision
  • Must have effective crisis intervention skills
  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have completed Haven Women's Center Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault training
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have the ability to provide services to and work with diverse populations
  • Must have the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively
  • Must be willing to support Haven Women's Center philosophy and have a feminist understanding of violence against women
  • Must abide by personnel policies and procedures
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and personal vehicle suitable and legally able to carry passengers. Must successfully pass Department of Justice and FBI background check


general information and how to apply

Thank you for considering employment with Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus! Haven provides a unique experience for rewarding work. Haven staff and volunteers make a difference in the lives of individuals and families at a local level, and have the opportunity to help advance advocacy work in the larger context of ending violence against women at a societal level.

Unless otherwise noted in a specific job description or announcement, there is no previous experience or specific educational coursework required. We will provide all the training you need.

A complete application package consists of the following: Cover Letter, Application, Resume. A complete application package should be submitted to Haven's administration office to the attention of the appropriate program supervisor addressed as follows:

Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus
Attn: (appropriate program supervisor)
618 13th Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Applications are routed to the supervisor of the position: that supervisor will schedule their own interviews. When submitting an application, you should specify the position for which you wish to be considered. If you wish to be considered for more than one position, please rank them clearly in the top right corner of your cover letter to ensure your application is processed according to your preferences.

Haven's employment application

For all applications, if you are fluent in a language other than English, please include that information in your cover letter.

Employees are eligible for benefits when working 30 or more hours per week. Part time positions may be combined to create full time employment, dependent on needs of specific programs. Benefits currently include medical and dental insurance (employer pays 80%), optional vision insurance (employee paid) 401(k), ten paid holidays per year, vacation and sick leave. Employees working between 30 and 40 hours per week have prorated holiday, action and sick leave.

Haven is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and it is the policy of Haven to be in compliance with all state and federal regulations relative to discriminate in employment. Haven follows the practice of promoting Equal Employment Opportunity.

Haven does not discriminate in compensation or conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, demotion, training, transfer, discipline or termination of any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status or Veteran status. Employment decisions are based on merit and on our program needs, not on any mental or physical disability. Haven complies with the law regarding "reasonable accommodation" for disabled employees and applicants.

A staff made up of people with diverse belief systems and backgrounds helps Haven be a stronger agency. At the same time, prospective staff should be aware of Haven's core values and the types of issues we publicly support.

  • Because Haven understands violence occurs in intimate relationships regardless of gender, and that recognition of those relationships is an important part of finding safety and healing, we support marriage equality regardless of sexual orientation.
  • Because Haven knows reproductive coercion is often a part of violent relationships, and control over one's own body is often the first thing a survivor of domestic or sexual abuse needs to establish for healing, we support pro-choice policies and increased access to women's reproductive health services.
  • Because Haven understands that barriers to reporting and getting help can be different between the transgender and cis-gendered communities, and among men, women, and people who don't identify as either, we support policies that are inclusive of everyone regardless of gender identity.
  • Because Haven understands survivors in immigrant populations may have additional barriers to reporting, or may view safety differently than the dominant culture does, we support policies that increase safety for immigrant populations regardless of the legal status of individuals.
  • Haven believes there is an intersection between power/privilege at a societal level and the effectiveness of traditional responses to violence experienced by those without power. Therefore, we support identification of policies and practices that prioritize equality for all. In particular, Haven seeks to improve community responses for survivors who are people of color, members or the LGBT community, survivors of abuse in later life, and survivors with disabilities.