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Places that Help: California

Advocates and Shelters

Updated: 
May 17, 2015

Advocates who work at local domestic violence or sexual assault programs can help victims who are in need of emotional support, help with making a plan to stay safe, accompaniment to court or to the police, and more. On these pages, you will find contact information for non-profit statewide and local programs where you can find advocates; some of the local programs also provide shelter for domestic violence victims.