A fortress with a heart

Child Now entering our fourth decade, Tri-Valley Haven continues to be a vital community resource serving adults and children who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness.

We are a safe place, above all, for people who need to be protected before they can begin moving forward. But we are also a place that is committed to doing more than merely healing a life that's hurting; we are committed to helping strengthen that life, and building a culture of personal empowerment for those who are most vulnerable.

We envision a world without violence. But rape, physical and mental abuse, and homelessness occur all too often - and in every community, regardless of class or color. It is likely, in fact, that in your neighborhood someone is alive because the Haven was there to help.

And so we stand strong here, a beacon in the Tri-Valley, protecting those in need, helping them to grow again, and seeking to build a more peaceful society.

One person, one family, one community at a time.

Our history

Our History

Local Heroes

E X E C U T I V E   S T A F F
Ann King, MSW, Executive Director
Ann has more than 30 years of experience in human services both as a service provider and as a manager, specializing in working with family violence, sexual assault, ex-offenders, homeless populations, and poverty situations. Ann has her Masters of Social Work in Administration. She joined the Haven as Executive Director in 1997.
Vicki Thompson, Director of Domestic Violence Services
Vicki has worked at the Haven since 1986. Her experience includes client services, staff and volunteer training, community education, and partnership development with law enforcement, local governments, businesses, schools, and medical providers.
Christine Dillman, Director of Sexual Assault Services
Christine began her Tri-Valley Haven career in 2001 as an Advocate at the Domestic Violence Shelter. She has since held many positions at The Haven, including Director of Homeless Services and Rape Crisis Center Coordinator. Christine has her BA from Brandeis University. She’s been a Board Member at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) since 2009. Christine’s lifelong passion is ending violence against women and children.
Samantha Burrows, Director of Homeless and Family Support Services
Samantha joined the Haven in 2002 as a case manager at our domestic violence shelter, where she worked for four years. After a brief stint in the corporate sector, she rejoined our Homeless Services Department in 2007, and has been the Director of Homeless Services since 2008. Samantha has a Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies as well as a Bachelor’s in Sociology.
Ivan Dia, Director of Finance and Compliance
Ivan joined the Haven in 2010. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, has over 20 years experience in accounting, with five of those in non-profit organizations.
Kimberly Pudliner, Executive Assistant
Kimberly has been the Executive Assistant of Tri-Valley Haven since May 2000. She has a BA in Psychology and over 15 years experience working for various non-profit organizations, including an adult day care center and a child welfare agency.
B O A R D   O F   D I R E C T O R S
Georgi O'Keeffe, President
Ernestine Giddens, Vice President
Laning P. Thompson, Secretary
Andrea Brooks, Treasurer
Erin Osanna Barba
Castro Valley
Johnette K. Leikam, M.D.
Ignacio Martinez

Work with us to heal lives.

Work with us It's the most important work you'll ever do. For there is no higher calling than helping those in need.



General Responsibilities: Part time, 34-hours per week. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Homeless and Family Support Services provides overall management of homeless shelter, food pantry, Linkages program, and the Every Child Counts Program – Parents Creating Change (PCC). Leads weekly staff meetings. Responsible for hiring, training, supervising, evaluating and terminating departmental staff. Assures contract compliance, reporting and performance. Responsible for initiating programs, partnerships and funding. Part of the Tri-Valley Haven Management Team.

General Requirements: BA required, related Masters Degree helpful, residential experience helpful. Two years minimum experience in homeless services, one year experience in management. Flexibility and ability to manage time and tasks effectively required. Adept in problem solving. Skilled crisis management. Computer experience a must. Bilingual Spanish speaking helpful, though not required. Completion of Agency Training within 6 months of employment (if not before).

All interested candidates please submit Resume to:

Ann King
3663 Pacific Ave.
Livermore, CA 94550
or fax (925) 449-2684

TRI-VALLEY HAVEN is an equal opportunity employer. TRI-VALLEY HAVEN believes that equal employment for all employees is central to the continuing success of the organization and provides equal employment opportunity to all people without regard to race, religion, color, gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, age, mental or physical impairment, medical condition (including family medical history or genetic information), sexual orientation, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit based factor.

We will not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment based on any of these factors. Opportunity is provided to all employees based on qualifications and job experience.

TRI-VALLEY HAVEN makes reasonable accommodations to afford disabled applicants and employees the opportunity to work. TRI-VALLEY HAVEN also makes reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices.

This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff and terminations.