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National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or (TTY) 1-800-787-3224

Where to Find Help

UPDATED June 15, 2015

Local Programs

Puerto Rico

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Shelters and local programs that provide support, counseling, safety planning, and other services to victims of abuse.  (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at WomensLaw@nnedv.org.)

WomensLaw thanks Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer, the Puerto Rico Domestic Violence Coalition, for their assistance with this page.




Woman of the City, House of Thought
Aibonito, PR
Phone: 787-735-3200
Phone: 787-735-6698
Fax: 787-735-3200
Domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking education and prevention. Legal representation and consultation, and counseling support.


P.O. Box 1800
Arecibo, PR
Phone: 787-880-2272
Fax: 787-879-3834
Social work, employment, 90 day shelter, accepts minors with children, counseling, nursing, psychology, psychiatry. Serves female survivors of domestic violence, minors, women with HIV/AIDS, female survivors of sexual assault aged 16 and older, and children of all ages.

Creating Bonds between Men and Women who are Victims of Domestic Violence
Arecibo, PR 00613
Phone: 787-878-6776
Social and psychological intervention for male and female survivors of domestic violence aged 21 and over.

Luisa Capetillo Safe House
Arecibo, PR 00612
Phone: 787-880-6944
Phone: 787-878-1935
Fax: 787-880-7861
Email: cplcarecibo@gmail.com
Provides shelter services, counseling, outpatient services, court accompaniment, legal advocacy and referrals for women and men who are victims of domestic violence as well as their children and teens.

Office of Promotion and Human Development, INC. (OPDH in Spanish)
Arecibo, PR
Phone: 787-817-6951 / 787-817-6955
Phone: 787-817-6954
Fax: 787-817-7597
Domestic violence support group, community development, self-esteem workshop, psychological services and parenting workshop.

Ruth's Home, Inc
Arecibo, PR
Hotline: 787-548-6904
Phone: 787-548-6903
Email: hogarruth@hotmail.com
Shelter for female victims of domestic violence 16 years and older. Provides non-residential services, counseling, legal consultations, legal advocacy, transitional housing, social worker, psychologists and nursing care.

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