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Places that Help: California
This page has contact information for programs that offer help/referrals to victims of abuse throughout the state. If you plan to contact a program via email, please review our Safety when using email page first.
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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.
Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault
(661) 327-1091 or LGBTQ hotline: (661) 332-1506
Provides services to victims of domestic violence and their children, including shelters, counseling, case management, and criminal justice advocacy. Please visit their website for a complete list of services.
Taft Alpha House
(661) 763-4357 (24-hours)
A safe haven for women and children in western Kern County. Services include: 24-hour hotline, case management and mentoring programs, emergency shelter, community education.
Women's Center High Desert
(760) 375-7525 Domestic Violence / (760) 375-0745 Sexual Assault
Provides a network of services relating to domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse for Eastern Kern county and surrounding counties. Services include: shelter, sexual assault response team, child abuse prevention helpline, court advocacy, temporary restraining orders and legal assistance.
Kings Community Action Organization, Inc. (Crisis Support)
Services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault include: 24-hour crisis line, shelter, court accompaniment, legal advocacy, rape counseling, rape prevention and sexual assault forensic exams.
Kings County District Attorney's Victim-Witness Assistance Program
The Kings County Victim-Witness Assistance Program seeks to make the criminal justice system more understandable, accessible and responsive to the concerns of victims and witnesses. Our victim advocates are available to ensure that crime victims and their family members are kept informed and supported throughout the criminal justice process. We have specially trained advocates to assist Spanish-speaking victims in our rural communities. Legal residency is not required in order to receive Victim-Witness Assistance Services. Services are available in Hanford, Corcoran and Avenal.
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