Domestic Abuse & Family Violence Prevention

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: A toll-free, 24-hour crisis line offering counseling and information on more than 4,000 shelters and service providers throughout the United States. Bilingual staff and a language line are available for every non-English speaking caller. 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), 800-787-3224 (TTY) www.ndvh.org
  • National Child Abuse Hotline – Childhelp:  Dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, with assistance in 170 languages. 1-800-422-4453  www.childhelp.org
  • Futures Without Violence (Family Violence Prevention Fund): Headquartered in San Francisco, Boston and Washington, DC, works to prevent violence within the home, community through education and policy advocacy. 415-252-8900 www.endabuse.org

ALAMEDA COUNTY RESOURCES

  • Family Justice Center: Provides services “under one roof” for domestic violence victims and families. Oakland, CA 510-267-8800 www.acfjc.org/get_help
  • Family Violence Law Center: Provides legal and referral services in English and Spanish for domestic violence victims. Oakland, CA 510- 208-0220 www.fvlc.org/resources
  • A Safe Place: Comprehensive domestic violence shelter and support program for battered women and children. Oakland, CA Daytime Crisis Line: 510-536-7233 www.asafeplacedvs.org
  • Safe Passages: Advocating for vulnerable children, youth, families in Alameda County. Oakland, CA 510.238.6368 www.safepassages.org
  • Narika: Founded in 1992 to address domestic abuse in the South Asian community. Berkeley, CA Toll Free: 800-215-7308 www.narika.org
  • South Asian Women’s Network (SAWNET): Since 1990, AASRA, or “shelter” in Hindi, provides culturally sensitive services to SF Bay Area victims of domestic violence in the Asian Indian community. 24-hour Hotline: 800-313-ASRA (2772) www.sawnet.org/
  • Shalom Bayit: Bay Area Jewish women working to end domestic violence for women and teens. Oakland, CA 866- 742-5667 (SHALOM-7)  www.shalom-bayit.org
  • Building Futures with Women and Children: Builds communities with underserved women and children where they are safe, supportively housed, free from homelessness and family violence. San Leandro, CA Toll Free 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 866-292-9688 www.bfwc.org
  • Tri-Valley Haven: Domestic violence crisis intervention, shelter, rape crisis and counseling services for Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, CA Toll Free 24 hour Crisis Line: 800.884-8119
    www.trivalleyhaven.org
  • Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments: Support services, advocacy, education for domestic violence victims and families to end the cycle of violence. Fremont (and serves greater bay Area)    24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 510-794-6055  www.save-dv.org


CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RESOURCES:

  • STAND: Provides prevention, intervention, treatment services for domestic violence victims, families and batterers. Concord, CA Toll Free 24-hour Crisis line: 888-215-5555 www.standagainstdv.org/resources.php
  • Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence: Multi-jurisdictional partnership designed to reduce domestic violence, family violence, and elder abuse in Contra Costa County. www.contracostazt.org
  • Peace Creations: Certified batterer groups for men, women in Contra Costa and Alameda counties, 52-week parent group (English & Spanish); individual/couples/family therapy. Walnut Creek.     925- 833-9505 www.peacecreations.org
  • A Step Forward: Child sexual abuse treatment and training. Concord, CA 925-685-9670
    www.astepforwardinc.com


MARIN COUNTY RESOURCES:

  • Center for Domestic Peace (formerly Marin Abused Women’s Services – MAWS): Provides programs and services in Marin County for the empowerment and safety of women and children. San Rafael, CA Women’s English Hotline (415) 924-6616 / Women’s Spanish Hotline (415) 924-3456 www.centerfordomesticpeace.org
  • Mankind Program: Batterer re-education programs for men who are violent to their female partners to stop violence and abuse. San Rafael, CA Men’s Hotline: 415-924-6616 www.centerfordomesticpeace.org/mankind


SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY RESOURCES:

  • La Casa de Las Madres: San Francisco’s first domestic violence shelter, counseling and support services program for women and children. Toll Free Crisis Lines: for Adults: 877-503-1850 / for Teens: 877-923- 0700 www.lacasadelasmadres.org
  • W.O.M.A.N., Inc: Support and legal services for battered women, including lesbian, Latina-bicultural, and teen clients. San Francisco, CA 415-864-4722 // 24-hour Crisis Line: 877-384-3578
    www.womaninc.org
  • Community United Against Violence (CUAV): Founded in 1979, nation’s first LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) anti-violence organization, providing violence prevention and response services. San Francisco, CA 24-hour Crisis Line: 415-333-HELP (4357) www.cuav.org
  • Man Alive: Violence prevention and anger management programs train batterers to stop their violence in community and jail settings. San Francisco, CA 415/861-8614 www.manaliveinternational.org


SOLANO COUNTY RESOURCES:

  • SAFEQUEST-SOLANO: Services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, their families, and batterers. Fairfield, CA 24-hour Crisis: 866-487-7233 www.safequestsolano.com
  • LIFT3 SUPPORT: Provides crises shelter for individuals in crises, transitional shelter and support services for domestic violence survivors and families. Vallejo, CA 707- 398-6865
    www.lift3supportgroup.com
  • Solano County Family Violence Intervention Team (FIT): Provides services for domestic violence victims throughout Solano County’s unincorporated areas in partnership with the Solano County Sheriff’s Office. Services are also provided in Spanish. Fairfield, CA 707-784-7789 www.solanocounty.com/depts/fvp/community_resources
  • Family Investigative Response Services Team (FIRST): Advocacy for victims of domestic violence, child and elder abuse in partnership with the Vacaville Police Department. Vacaville, CA 707-469-6600 www.cityofvacaville.com/departments/police/FIRST.php
  • Fairfield Domestic Violence Response Team: Advocacy for victims of domestic violence services for families living in Fairfield in partnership with Fairfield Police Department. Fairfield, CA 707-428-7770 www.solanocounty.com/depts/fvp/community_resources
  • Travis Air Force Base Family Advocacy Office: Provides services to military families experiencing child abuse and/or domestic violence issues. They also provide parenting classes for military families. Travis AFB, CA 707-423-5168


NAPA COUNTY RESOURCES:

  • Napa Emergency Women’s Services/ NEWS: Provides Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crisis Services, 24-Hour Emergency  Response Crisis Line, Emergency Confidential Shelter, Children’s Services, Legal Advocacy, Counseling Groups, Transitional Housing, Outreach, Education and Prevention services. Napa, CA 707-255-6397 24-Hr Crisis Line: 707-253-4711
    www.napanews.org
  • Alternatives for Better Living: Provides anger management, parenting, substance abuse training and counseling for adults and adolescents, many of whom are involved with the courts. Napa, CA  707-226-1248 www.a4bl.org
  • Men Evolving Non-Violently/M.E.N.: Started in Sonoma County over twenty years ago to support men committed to changing their abusive behaviors. Santa Rosa, CA    24-hour hotline: 707-528-2636 www.sonomacountymen.org