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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.

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CAPROMUNI
P.O. Box 1800
Arecibo, PR
Arecibo County
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.

Center for Women and New Families
Barranquitas, PR 00749
Barranquitas County
Phone: 787-857-4685
Fax: 787-857-4685
Email: casonemujer@gmail.com
Individual support: guidance and help (advocacy) about civil and legal rights, personalized counseling, processes of accompaniment without conditions for integral development, legal advocacy and multi-sector support coordination. Group support: Support and Self-help Groups (The Ci-marronas). Leadership and Feminine Healing Development Program - Group Dynamics. LandArtHealth Project - Workshops (art, handicrafts, land cultivation and body movement) that promote creative activity as a healing tool.

Clara Lair Home
Aptdo. 1653
Hormigueros, PR
Hormigueros County
Hotline: 787-218-1063
Phone: 787-218-1063
Email: hogarclaralair@yahoo.com
Shelter for women and their children. Social work services, legal advocacy, psychology, housekeeping and volunteer staff.

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

Domestic Violence Program - University of Carlos Albizu
Calle Tanca, Esquina San Francisco
Al lado del Burger King en el Viejo San Juan
San Juan, PR 00902
San Juan County
Phone: 787-725-6500 Ext. 1007, 1117
Non-residential evaluation, psychotherapy and counseling services for female victims of domestic violence and their children.

Dominican Women's Center
P.O. Box 20068
San Juan, PR 00928
San Juan County
Phone: 787-772-9251
Fax: 787-281-6479
Email: centrodelamujerdominicana@gmail.com
Domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and education. Legal representation for immigrant women who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Performs an evaluation of the needs of Dominican women in Puerto Rico.

ESCAPE, Family Strengthening Center
Guaynabo, PR
Guaynabo County
Phone: 787-287-6161
Fax: 787-287-6110
Email: escape@caribe.net
Intervention, treatment and prevention of child abuse and family violence.

ESCAPE, Family Strengthening Center
Gurabo, PR
Gurabo County
Phone: 787-737-1111
Phone: 787-787-5918
Fax: 787-737-5919
Email: escapgur@caribe.net
Intervention, treatment and prevention of child abuse and family violence.

ESCAPE, Family Strengthening Center
San Germán, PR
San Germán County
Phone: 787-264-6161
Phone: 787-264-6163
Fax: 787-264-6162
Email: escapesg@caribe.net
Intervention, treatment and prevention of child abuse and family violence.

ESCAPE, Family Strengthening Center
Mayaguez, PR
Mayaguez County
Phone: 787-834-0952
Fax: 787-834-0954
Email: escapemay@caribe.net
Intervention, treatment and prevention of child abuse and family violence.

Everybody's House
HC- 23 P.O. Box 6128
Juncos, PR 00777
Juncos County
Phone: 787-734-3132
Phone: 787-734-5511
Fax: 787-734-4565
Email: casadetodos81@hotmail.com
Provides services for emancipated women 17 years and older as well as children placed by the Department of Families. Offers social work services, a transitional housing program, psychologist and psychiatrist, individual therapy, recreation and tutors for children in the shelter.

Guidance and Family Therapy Institute
Caguas County
Phone: 787-746-5756
Non-residential services for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

House of Kindness
P.O. Box 8999
Humacao, PR 00792
Humacao County
Phone: 787-852-2087
Phone: 787-852-7265
Fax: 787-852-2087
Counseling in the shelter and transitional housing, employment coordinator, counseling, psychology, information and resources, transitional housing, 24-month housing, legal consultations for female survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

House of Kindness
Fajardo, PR
Fajardo County
Phone: 787-548-0008
Counseling in the shelter and transitional housing, employment coordinator, counseling, psychology, information and resources, transitional housing, 24-month housing, legal consultations for female survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Institute of the Celia and Harris Bunker Home, Inc.
Centro Judicial de Bayamón
Bayamón, PR
Bayamón County
Phone: 787-765-7895
Phone: 787-765-7899
Advocacy and legal representation.

Julia de Burgos Safe House
P.O. Box 362433
San Juan, PR 00936-2433
San Juan County
Phone: 787-723-3500
Phone: 787-723-3520
Fax: 787-725-8580
Email: casa_julia@yahoo.com
Shelters for victims of domestic violence aged 18 and older and their minor children. Social work and psychology services as well as referrals.

Julia de Burgos Safe House
Ponce, PR
Ponce County
Phone: 787-284-4303
Fax: 787-725-8580
Email: casajuliaponce@hotmail.com
Shelters for victims of domestic violence aged 18 and older and their minor children. Social work and psychology services as well as referrals.

Luisa Capetillo Project, Escape, Inc.
San Germán, PR
San Germán County
Phone: 787-264-6161
Web: http://escapepr.org/
Counseling for victims/survivors of domestic violence, men and women and their children to strengthen families. Offers prevention chats for the community, free of charge.

Luisa Capetillo Safe House
Arecibo, PR 00612
Arecibo County
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.

Matria Project
31 Calle Jiménez Sicardó, Piso 1
Caguas, PR 00725
Caguas County
Phone: 787-704-2222
Phone: 787-703-0148
Fax: 787-747-1381
Web: http://proyectomatria.org/
Email: proyectomatria@yahoo.com
Transitional housing, economic self-sufficiency and legal advocacy for survivors of domestic violence.

Matria Project
Edificio de Cirujía Ambulatoria Caribe Medical Plaza
Urb. Santa Rita 1 Calle Marginal Ste. 201
Vega Alta, PR 00692
Vega Alta County
Phone: 787-270-1330 Ext. 26
Web: http://proyectomatria.org/
Email: proyectomatria@yahoo.com
Transitional housing, economic self-sufficiency and legal advocacy for survivors of domestic violence.

Matria Project
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Mayaguez
Casita 5A / Casita de las Mujeres, Calle Post
Mayaguez, PR 00680
Mayaguez County
Phone: 787-832-4040 Ext. 6204
Web: http://proyectomatria.org/
Email: proyectomatria@yahoo.com
Transitional housing, economic self-sufficiency and legal advocacy for survivors of domestic violence.

Office of Promotion and Human Development, INC. (OPDH in Spanish)
Arecibo, PR
Arecibo County
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.

Path of the Cross Counseling Center
Calle Alhambra #63 Urb. Floral Park
San Juan, PR 00936
San Juan County
Phone: 787-764-4666
Counseling and psychological services with a Christian focus for victims of domestic violence.

Piety Home (FUNDESCO)
Aptdo. 6300
Caguas, PR 00726-6300
Caguas County
Phone: 787-743-7658
Phone: 787-258-5162
Fax: 787-746-0001
Provides social work, legal advocacy, nursing, psychology, case management and facilitators for women of all ages and their minor children.

Raising for Peace Project
163 Calle Los Mirtos
Urb. Hyde Park
San Juan, PR 00927-4234
San Juan County
Phone: 787-753-3987
Help for women in situations of domestic violence or child abuse, group counseling with a psycho-educational focus. For women and their children, individual interventions in specific cases.

Referrals and Help for Abused Women
Aptdo. 8
Carolina, PR 00936-0008
Carolina County
Phone: 787-701-2395
Services for survivors/victims in a current domestic violence situation. Among the services offered are: advocacy, case management, psychology, legal consultations, support groups, safety planning with preventative rounds by the municipal police, and more.

Ruth's Home, Inc
Arecibo, PR
Arecibo County
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.

Ruth's Home, Inc
P.O. Box 538
Vega Alta, PR 00692
Vega Alta County
Phone: 787-883-1805
Phone: 787-883-1884
Fax: 787-883-1805
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.

Ruth's Home, Inc
Utuado, PR
Utuado County
Hotline: 787-548-6903
Phone: 787-548-6904
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.

Saint Mary of Mercy New Woman Home
P.O. Box 927
Cayey, PR 00937
Cayey County
Phone: 787-263-6473
Phone: 787-263-8980
Fax: 787-263-9305
Email: hogarnm@gmail.com
Shelter for women of all ages and their minor children. Provides community education, support groups, business training centers, social work, psychologists, legal advocates.

Shelter
Toa Baja County
Hotline: 787-261-0202
Crisis intervention, follow-up, therapy, group therapy, information and referrals (in person), help with compensation claims, information and referrals (by phone).

Social Action Eternal Refuge Foundation
Bayamón, PR
Bayamón County
Phone: 787-779-8800 / 787-779-8801
Phone: 787-779-8803
Fax: 787-779-8802
Domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, child abuse, guidance, support group, psychological help.

Support Program for Victims of Sexual Abuse and their Families (PAF in Spanish)
Universidad Carlos Albizu
San Juan, PR
San Juan County
Phone: 787-725-6500
Individual therapy, psychological treatment, crisis intervention, psychoeducational intervention with non-offending parents, psychological, psychometric and psycho-educational evaluations.

Traveler’s Aid Office
Aeropuerto Luis Muñoz Marín
Carolina, PR
Carolina County
Phone: 787-791-1034
Fax: 787-791-1054
Help for victims of domestic violence in cases of crisis to leave the country.

Wings for Women Foundation, Inc.
Utuado, PR
Utuado County
Phone: 787-894-8495
Advocacy services.

Woman of the City, House of Thought
Aibonito, PR
Aibonito County
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.

Women's Steps
Recinto de Ciencias Médicas
Río Piedras, PR
Río Piedras County
Phone: 787-758-2525 Ext. 2814
Project to help survivors of domestic violence focusing on women's health. Provides specialized services of medical-forensic evaluation on an outpatient basis (more than 7 days after the event), evaluation of health and psychosocial needs, follow-up emergency evaluations, consultations, case discussions, trainings, support groups and more.

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