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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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Madera County District Attorney Victim Services
(559) 661-1000 Monday - Friday 8:00-5:00
If you have a question about a case in which you are a victim, please contact the Madera County District Attorney’s Office: Monday through Friday (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)at (559)675-7726 or contact: Victim’s Services Center at (559)661-1000.
The Victim Services Center at Community Action Partnership of Madera County (CAPMC)
(800) 355-8989 Crisis Hotline
(559) 673-9173 (by appointment)
The Victim Services Center at Community Action Partnership of Madera County (CAPMC) provides compassionate and comprehensive services to victims of crime, sexual assault/rape, and domestic violence. Specially trained advocates help individuals and families survive the trauma of crime by offering the help and healing they may need. Programs include 24-hour crisis hotline, victim/witness assistance, sexual assault assistance, domestic violence assistance, emergency shelter, counseling and volunteer programs. Services also available in Spanish.
Community Violence Solutions - San Rafael
Community Violence Solutions provides support services to child and adult victims of sexual assault and their families through these main programs: 24-Hour Crisis Intervention Hotline and Rape Crisis Center, Sexual Assault Response Team, Children’s Interview Center, Prevention Services, Anti-Human Trafficking, Stand In Pride, Differential Response Team.
Marin Abused Women's Services (MAWS)
(415) 924-6616 English / (415) 924-3456 Linea de apoyo en español
Women’s Spanish Hotline: (415) 924-3456, Men’s Hotline: (415) 924-1070. Services include: 24-hour hotlines, emergency shelter, transitional housing, men’s program, bilingual services, medical/legal assistance, information and referrals, advocacy services.
Mariposa County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Program
5180 Jones St.
P.O. Box 730
Mariposa, CA 95338
(209) 742-7441 Monday - Friday 8:00-5:00
The Mariposa County District Attorney’s Office is committed to helping victims of crime through our Victim/Witness Assistance Program. This program informs victims of their legal rights and provides services such as: crisis intervention, emergency assistance, case status and disposition, orientation to criminal justice system, court escort and accompaniment, community resources and counseling referral, assistance filing victims of crime claim forms, and restitution information.
Mountain Crisis Services
5079 Hwy. 140
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2075)
Mariposa, CA 95338
(209) 966-2350 or (888) 799-7233
Provides 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, support groups, emergency shelter, assistance obtaining temporary restraining orders, court accompaniment and prevention education.
Mendocino County District Attorney's Victims/Witness Program
100 N. State Street, Room 501
P.O. Box 144
Ukiah, CA 95482
The Victims/Witness Program provides assistance to crime victims and witnesses involved in the criminal justice system. Support encompasses crisis intervention, emergency assistance, and resource/referral.
Services include: hotline, counseling, legal advocacy, accompaniment, prevention education, shelter.
Project Sanctuary, Inc.
564 Dora St., Suite A-1
P.O. Box 450
Ukiah, CA 95482
Services: 24-hour crisis line, legal assistance, shelter, counseling, self-defense, prevention education, support groups and information on other local resources. Hotline: (707) 463-HELP Inland Area, (707) 964-HELP Coast Area.
A Woman's Place of Merced
Provides services to victims of domestic violence, including emergency shelters, individual/group counseling, walk-in crisis counseling, advocacy services, and assistance with restraining orders and court appearances.
Merced County District Attorney's Victim / Witness Assistance Program
(209) 385-7434 D.A.'s Office
The Victim / Witness Assistance Program provides the following services: crisis intervention, emergency assistance, orientation to criminal justice system, community resources and referral counseling, restitution information, assistance filing for State Victim of Violent Crime Fund, court escorts, case status and disposition information, assistance and services as needed.
Valley Crisis Center
The Valley Crisis Center provides Merced County with domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, intervention, and recovery services. We offer individual counseling, support groups, legal services, a 24-hour hotline, and an emergency shelter.
Modoc County District Attorney Victim/Witness Program
204 S. Court Street, Suite 108
Alturas, CA 96101
Services offered to crime victims: Crisis intervention - Counseling, reassurance, and support following the crime; Emergency assistance - Meeting immediate needs of victims such as food, clothing, and lodging; Orientation to the criminal justice system - Explaining the criminal justice system, including information about individual cases; Community resource and referral counseling - Directing victims to community resources that can be of further assistance to them; Restitution information/assistance - Helping to obtain court-ordered restitution from court offenders; Assistance in filing for financial assistance/reimbursement from the State Victim of Violent Crime Fund - Assisting the victim in submitting the necessary application forms to receive compensation; Court escort/support- Accompanying victims and witnesses to court; Assistance with obtaining Restraining Orders; Case status / disposition information - Notifying witnesses as the case progresses of the status and final disposition of the case; Preparing Victim Impact Statements- Assistance in preparing a statement to be submitted to the Court at sentencing.
T.E.A.C.H./Modoc County Crisis Center
(855) 855-6745 or (530) 233-4575
Modoc Crisis Center provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We offer crisis intervention, advocacy, accompaniment, and shelter. If you have an emergency or need information and help obtaining a temporary domestic violence restraining order contact us 24-hours a day, 7 days a week on our Hotline at (530) 233-4575 or 1(855)855-6745. All services are free of charge.
Wild Iris Women's Services
625 Old Mammoth Road #201
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2858)
Mammoth Lake, CA 93546
Our crisis counselors are here to discuss your situation and your options with you, and support the decisions you make for yourself and your family. All of the services offered by Wild Iris are completely confidential, and are offered with dignity, respect and compassion for our clients, Services include: 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, safety planning, restraining orders, advocacy and accompaniment, crisis counseling and support, information and referrals, emergency food and clothing, housing establishment and relocation, youth violence prevention programs and supervised visitation programs.
Monterey County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Program
230 Church Street, Modular #3
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1131)
Salinas, CA 93902
The mission of the Victim/Witness Assistance Program is to provide services to victims/witnesses of all types of crime; reduce the trauma and insensitive treatment that victims/witnesses may experience in the wake of crime; improve the criminal justice system’s understanding of the needs of victims and witnesses and empower victims to participate in the administration of justice; educate law enforcement officials and all other criminal justice personnel, to the needs of victims; assure that victims as witnesses are informed of the progress of the case in which they are involved; empower victims to recover from the effects of crimes through crisis intervention and related support services; provide assistance to victims of crime in applying for state compensation and in seeking restitution.
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
(831) 375-4357 (24-hours) (831) 424-4357
(831) 373-7456 TTY
Provides a crisis line, support groups, individual counseling and advocacy and community education. Services available in English and Spanish.
Shelter Outreach Plus
Office: (831) 384-3388
Shelter Outreach Plus is the primary provider of supportive housing and services directed towards the homeless and victims of domestic violence within the County of Monterey. Shelter Outreach Plus operates two emergency shelters that offer women and children safety and assistance as they begin the rehabilitative process necessary to break the cycle of abuse and/or homelessness.
YWCA of Monterey
(831) 372-6300 or (831) 583-1025
Shelter and counseling services for domestic violence victims and their families. The YWCA addresses complex issues facing families in domestic crisis and transition: our approach to domestic violence is four-fold: 1) to dispense critical immediate support services; 2) to provide strategies for healing once immediate crises pass; 3) to provide education and counseling to break the cycle of violence in the lives of individuals and families; 4) to advocate for public policies focusing on ending family violence.
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