The Center for Assault Treatment Services (C∙A∙T∙S) a program of Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center has been serving the area since August 1997. C∙A∙T∙S is the only 24-hour, 7-day-per-week member of the only designated domestic abuse and “Sexual Assault Response Team in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. We provide the highest level of evidence collection services. C∙A∙T∙S staff all has advanced training as Forensic Nurse Examiners for adult and child interviews. We are dedicated to treating children and adults affected by violence.
Our mission is to help bring about a safer community by “Building Better Families.” A”family” in this case can be small or large, it can be a school, church , business, neighborhood or even a country. To help bring about a safe, sane community addressing the future leaders of families and society: children. By addressing families we are aiding a sector of society under attack by numerous societal pressures-crime, drugs, gangs, poor, education, etc.