What we do.
Wild Iris is here to stand by you through the whole process of dealing with violence in your home, whether or not you want to leave your abusive partner.
Our crisis counselors are here to discuss your situation and your options with you, and support the decisions you make for yourself and your family.
All of the services offered by Wild Iris are completely confidential, and are offered with dignity, respect and compassion for our clients.
Programs & services.
In addition to providing direct client services, Wild Iris offers a range of programs open to the community.
Parenting and Co-Parenting Classes
Wild Iris offers a FREE 6-week series of parenting and FREE 8-week series of co-parenting classes.
Supervised Visitation Monitoring
We provide neutral, professional third parties who can enforce effective safety measures during a child visitation with a non-custodial parent.
Youth Violence Prevention
Wild Iris offers a curriculum to students in the local schools that helps the faculty and staff meet their educational standards in areas of mental, emotional and social health, violence prevention and safety, and sexual health.
(Court Appointed Special Advocate)
52- Week Court Ordered Parenting
Our CASA program provide foster youth with professional volunteer advocate in order to objectively gather information and provide a voice for the child in court as well as provide the child with a consistent adult in their life while in foster care.
Wild Iris offers A Window Between Worlds and Art For Healing programs. Hands-on workshops offer a safe environment for self-expression and self-exploration while using art as a way to heal from trauma, pain, grief, fear or stress.
Wild Iris offers the 52-week Court Ordered Parenting course. Those interested do not need to have a court order to attend classes.
WHERE WE WORK.
Wild Iris is dedicated to promoting a safer community by empowering and restoring the independence of those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Our vision is for non-violent relationships based on dignity, respect, compassion and equality.
Our service area is all of Inyo and Mono Counties, including Death Valley and Tecopa regions and Coleville/ Walker, north to the Nevada State line. If you are out of our service area, we can refer you to agencies and organizations near you.
How we help.
Wild Iris offers an array of prevention and intervention services. Our services are provided at no charge and are completely confidential
Wild Iris began in 1981 with a telephone in the home of two founding mothers of what was then known as “Women’s Services”. Two calls were received that year. The next year the phone number was listed in the phone book and an answering machine was donated to be able to respond to more calls.
In 1984, we were incorporated as a non-profit organization. Our first office opened in August of that year and we began training volunteers for a 24-hotline. By 2002, we changed our name to Wild Iris and had 15 staff members and offices in both Bishop and Mammoth Lakes.
Currently, Wild Iris has two offices and reaches out to all of Inyo and Mono Counties, serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse, and offering programs such as parenting and co-parenting classes, supervised visitation monitors, and court-appointed special advocates.