A fortress with a heart

Child Now in 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.
Mikesha Thomas, Director of Sexual Assault Services and Counseling Services
Mikesha has over 20 years of experience within the Social Service field in both the government and non-profit sector. During her studies, Mikesha has discovered and develop a passion to helping individuals, children and families through education and advocacy. Mikesha has wide experience working for programs including Head Start, Child Protective Services, Juvenile Justice, Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Programs. Mikesha is a Certified Addiction Specialist, Certified Parent Educator and a Certified Residential Administrator. Mikesha is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, American Psychological Association and the Breining Institute. Mikesha has earned her degree in Social Work from California State University, Sacramento.
Christine Dillman, Director of Development
Christine has flourished in the non-profit sector for over 20 years. She began working at Tri-Valley Haven in 2001 and has held many positions at the Haven including Director of Homeless Services and Director of Sexual Assault and Counseling Services. Christine received her BA from Brandeis University. She is currently pursuing her MBA in Finance at the University of California, Davis. Christine has been on the board of directors of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) and the Tri-Valley NonProfit Alliance (TVNPA). She is currently President of Women in Leadership at the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management. Christineís lifelong passion is ending violence against women and children.
Fidelis Atuegbu, Director of Finance and Compliance
Fidelis Atuegbu joined Tri-Valley Haven in April 2017 as Director of Finance and Compliance. He previous worked at Kaiser Permanente as their Finance Director and has over 15 yearsí experience in healthcare, high tech, software, telecommunications and financial services firms. He has an MBA in finance from the University of San Francisco and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of California.
Ralph E. Johnson, Director of Homeless & Family Support Services
Ralph has a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and over 30 years of experience in overseeing residential community programs: Seventeen years with a for profit company providing residential treatment services for inmates releasing from federal custody, thirteen years with a non-profit providing shelter and support services for victims of domestic violence/homelessness and a licensed child care center as Executive Director, and one year as Executive Director with a non-profit providing seasonal shelter and support services for transition age youth. Ralph hails from New Jersey where he earned a Bachelorís Degree in Sociology. He earned his first income playing guitar in a rock band, and went to Woodstock.
Fay Piovet, Executive Assistant
Fay has been a resourceful and dedicated member of Tri-Valley Haven staff since 2005, coming to the agency as the office manager and taking on more responsibilities in many areas over the years. We are delighted to have her transition to the management team as the executive assistant.
B O A R D   O F   D I R E C T O R S
Susan Gruber, President
Eric Hom, Vice President
Brenda Dutton, Secretary
San Ramon
Graham Alcott - Treasurer
Napa and Livermore
Denise Bridges
Pleasant Hill
Trish Duncan
Kimberly Fillmore
Nick Hawkins
Leslie A. Johns
Sue Reynolds
Nishant Sharma

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.

Tri-Valley Haven provides a variety of services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness and hunger. We are looking for passionate and caring people to join our staff. View current open positions at the Haven and instructions on how to apply below.


20 Hours (PTE): Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the HR Generalist is responsible for the daily functions of Human Resources (HR), including the oversight of hiring and interviewing staff and updating/maintaining personnel policies with all associated documentation. Train supervisors and other TVH employees on human resources policies and practices, consulting on difficult HR issues. Ensure TVH complies with all relevant laws and regulations. With a focus on risk management, teach supervisory staff to avoid problems and address challenging personnel situations early.

General Requirements: Bachelorís degree required, in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field. At least on year of Human Resource Management experience preferred. Strong computer skills including proficiency in excel, working with Non-Profit desired. Ability to manage time and tasks effectively; detailed-oriented. High level of literacy and risk management skills required.

Benefits: MetLife Dental and Life Insurance, VSP Vision

Hiring Range: $27.11 - $31.89 per hour

Instructions for Applying: EOE. Fax resumes to (925) 449-2684, Attn: Tanisha, or mail to Tri-Valley Haven, 3663 Pacific Ave., Livermore, CA 94550. Please refer to Job No. HRG2021. Please submit resume.

FLOATER - Temporary Position

Hours vary 20-40: Under the direction of the Executive Director and Director of Homeless and Family Services, the Floater will coordinate with Tri-Valley Havenís Management to provide a variety of tasks where needed. This position is required to fill in the areas needed most during the Holiday Season. There will be a lot of driving, heavy lifting, problem-solving, interacting with the public, answering phones, mail and office tasks.

General Requirements: High School required. Customer Service skills required. Ability to manage time and tasks effectively. Knowledge of violence against women and children, and homelessness helpful. CA Driverís License and a good MVR is required.

Benefits: Temporary Position - No Benefits.

Hiring Range: $22.50 per hour

Instructions for Applying: EOE. Fax resumes to (925) 449-2684, Attn: Tanisha, or mail to Tri-Valley Haven, 3663 Pacific Ave., Livermore, CA 94550. Please refer to Job No. FLT2020. Please submit resume.


40 Hours (FTE): This position is funded through CALOES funds. Directly responsible to the Transitional Housing Coordinator, also works closely with the DV Housing First Case Manager to recruit friendly property owners, accesses emergency motel lodging, obtains new housing sources, assesses and reduces risk for domestic violence survivors. Negotiates with landlords to maintain and obtain housing appropriate for battered women and children. Arranges with landlord for maintenance technician to make any safety upgrades necessary for clientsí housing, such as locks, cameras, secure doors, burglary proofing etc.

General Requirements: BA level of conceptual thinking required. One yearís experience with non-profit organizations. Knowledge of domestic violence, homelessness and housing.

Benefits: Kaiser Permanente Platinum, MetLife Dental and Life Insurance, VSP Vision

Hiring Range: $20.27 - $23.85 per hour; (5% pay differential for fluent Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, or Tagalog bilingual language skills)

Instructions for Applying: EOE. Fax resumes to (925) 449-2684, Attn: Fay, or mail to Tri-Valley Haven, 3663 Pacific Ave., Livermore, CA 94550. Please refer to Job No. DVHS94550.


40 Hours (FTE): Under the direction of the Director of Homeless and Family Support Services, the Life Skills Instructor plans and provides life skills training to support and instruct homeless shelter clients in personal development, healthy relationships, job search, health and nutrition and parenting skills with the goal of income stabilization/increase and achieving sustainable housing.

General Requirements: Bachelorís degree and one-year related experience. Strong computer skills and teaching abilities; ability to manage time and tasks effectively; conflict management skills, and the need for flexibility with schedule. Completion of Agency Training within 6 months of employment (if not before).

Benefits: Kaiser Permanent Platinum 90 HMO 0/10, MetLife Dental and Life Insurance, VSP Vision

Hiring Range: $15.83-$20.00 per hour

Instructions for Applying: EOE. Fax resumes to (925) 449-2684, Attn: Tanisha, or mail to Tri-Valley Haven, 3663 Pacific Ave., Livermore, CA 94550. Please refer to Job No. LS2020. Please submit resume.

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.