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Where to Find Help

UPDATED May 17, 2015

Local Programs


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Included in this list are shelters and local programs that provide support, counseling, safety planning, and other services to victims of abuse.  If you cannot get help from the organization nearest you, you might want to try calling one in a neighboring county.  (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at WomensLaw@nnedv.org.)

Please note that we list the organizations by the county where the office is located – however, many offices serve multiple counties.  You can click the “View All” to look through the complete list of organizations. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you in court or to give you legal advice about your situation, go to our Finding a Lawyer page instead. 



P.O. Box 14014
Berkeley, CA 94712
Phone: (800) 215-7308
Phone: (510) 444-6068
Fax: (510) 444-6025
Web: http://www.narika.org
Email: narika@narika.org
Provides a culturally-sensitive domestic violence helpline and advocacy, support, information, and referral services for South Asian women in the Bay Area, Northern California, and Central California.

Shelter Against Violent Environments/S.A.V.E.
1900 Mowry Av.
Fremont, CA 94538
Hotline: (510) 794-6055
Phone: (510) 574-2250
Fax: (510) 574-2252
Web: http://www.save-dv.org
Email: DVShelter@aol.com
Services include: 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, advocacy programs, medical outreach, counseling, support groups, children’s program, teen dating violence program, community education and workplace violence education.

Tri-Valley Haven for Women
3663 Pacific Ave.
Livermore, CA 94550
Hotline: Hotline: (925) 449-5842 or (800) 884-8119
Phone: (925) 449-5845
Phone: (925) 449-5845 ext 2718 D.V. group
Web: http://www.trivalleyhaven.org
Services include: 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, support group, counseling and other advocacy programs.

A Safe Place
P.O. Box 23006
Oakland, CA 94623
Hotline: (510) 536-7233
Phone: Office: (510) 986-8600
Phone: (510) 986-8606
Fax: (510) 986-8606
Web: http://www.asafeplacedvs.org/
Email: programs@asafeplacedvs.org
Provides services for victims of domestic violence, including a 24-hour crisis and referral line, an emergency shelter program (up to 8 weeks stay), an interim motel program (if the space in the shelter is full), and other supportive services.

Alameda County District Attorney's Victim–Witness Assistance Division
1225 Fallon Street, Room 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 272-6222
Fax: (510) 271-5157
Web: http://www.alcoda.org/victim_witness/
Email: info@alcodada.org
The Victim–Witness Assistance Division of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office provides a variety of services for crime victims, witnesses, and their families as they work through the emotional trauma of their victimization. Information is available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Farsi.

Bay Area Women Against Rape
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Hotline: (510) 845-7273 English and Spanish 24-hour Hotline
Phone: (510) 430-1298
Fax: (510) 430-2579
Web: http://www.bawar.org/
Email: bawr@bawar.org
For persons in Alameda County who are dealing with the trauma of a sexual assault, we offer the services they need the most, experienced counseling and advocacy 24-hours per day. For the survivor we have a listener who will not judge, criticize, or be easily shocked. In-person counseling, accompaniment, advocacy, and support during the medical and judicial processes complete our response to the needs of the sexual assault survivor.

470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510.735.8553 VP
Phone: 510.267.8800 V
Web: http://www.deaf-hope.org/
Email: deafhope@deaf-hope.org
DeafHope provides crisis intervention services including peer counseling about DVSV, support groups, systems advocacy and referral to DVSV legal services and shelter. As we are often in court or in the field, DeafHope services are available by appointment. A member of our team is in the office every Tuesday from 10-12p for drop in services.

Family Violence Law Center
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Hotline: (800) 947-8301
Phone: (510) 208-0220
Fax: (510) 208-3557
Web: http://fvlc.org/
Email: info@fvlc.orgLaw
At FVLC, we offer complete services to residents of Alameda County, California, who are experiencing domestic violence. We can support you through a crisis, help get you to safety, and place you in emergency shelter. We will help you talk to the police and support you through the criminal justice process. Our legal team can help you file a restraining order, a child custody/visitation order, and child support order. We provide free attorney representation for some cases. We offer counseling for your children, help you keep your future address confidential, and may be able to connect you to financial assistance to help you get back on your feet. All of our services are available free of charge.

Building Futures with Women and Children
1395 Bancroft Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94577
Hotline: (866) A-WAY-OUT (292-9688)
Phone: (510) 357-0205
Fax: (510) 357-0688
Web: http://www.bfwc.org
Email: admin@bfwc.org
Services include emergency shelters, case management, assistance with housing and employment and follow-up care.


Alpine County District Attorney - Victim / Witness Assistance Program
17300 Hwy 89
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 248)
Markleeville, CA 96120
Phone: (530) 694-2971 Monday - Friday 8:00-5:00
Fax: (530) 694-2980
Web: http://www.alpinecountyca.gov/Index.aspx?NID=190
The Alpine County's Victim / Witness Assistance Program offers a wide variety of assistance to victims and witnesses of crime. Trained advocates can provide support through the court process and will keep you informed about the status of a criminal case. Advocates may also assist victims with submitting requests for restitution, filing claims for Victims of Crime compensation, and much more.


Amador County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Program
708 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642
Phone: (209) 223-6444
Fax: (209) 223-6304
Web: http://www.co.amador.ca.us/government/district-attorney
Hours: M-F 8-5, some services available online. The Victim/Witness Assistance program offers the following assistance: orientation to the criminal justice system, case status/disposition, victim impact statements, court escorts, crisis intervention, restitution assistance, victim compensation claims.

Operation Care
621 New York Ranch Rd.
Jackson, CA 95642
Hotline: (209) 223-2600 or (800) 675-3392
Phone: (209) 223-2897
Web: http://www.operationcare.org
Email: dvcounselor@operationcare.org
Provides domestic violence and sexual assault support services including: 24-hour crisis line, advocacy, support groups, prevention and education, safe house, counseling, youth programs and referrals.

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