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Places that Help: California
Included in this list are programs that can offer help/referrals to victims of abuse throughout the state. (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at https://hotline.womenslaw.org.)
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
Sacramento, CA 95812-1798
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence does not provide direct services to survivors of domestic violence but can provide referrals to local service providers, shelters, legal services and more. They provide leadership on public policy issues by promoting legislation and organizing grassroots advocacy campaigns, promote statewide communication on the issue of domestic violence and convene statewide professional trainings and conferences.
Children of the Night
Dedicated to assisting children aged 11-17 who are sexually abused and who prostitute on the streets for food and shelter, Children of the Night assists youth across the country, coordinating rescue and placement in local shelters. Children who are local, or those from out-of-state who need specialized services for child prostitutes, are transported to the 24-hour shelter in Van Nuys, California. Children of the Night provides refuge, food, and skilled counseling for abused teenagers, as well as academic assessments, foster-home placements, and a 24-hour hotline. Se habla español.
Free Battered Women
1540 Market St., Suite 490
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 255-7036 ext. 320
Free Battered Women works with domestic violence survivors incarcerated in California state prisons. We seek to end the re-victimization of incarcerated survivors of domestic violence as part of the movement for racial justice and the struggle to resist all forms of intimate partner violence against women and transgender people. We achieve this through community organizing, parole advocacy, public education, media campaigns, and policy work.
Two Feathers Native American Family Services
2355 Central Ave., Suite C
McKinleyville, CA 95519
Services for the Native American community include: women’s program, social work services, emergency services, transportation, advocacy programs, therapy, children’s program, education, and information and referrals.
Your Public Law Library
Includes information on California law and provides a service where you can ask a law librarian for legal information via a live chat. This “Ask a Law Librarian” service lets you chat live with a California Law Librarian to ask questions and get legal information. Law Librarians are usually available to chat Monday-Thursday 8-5 and Friday 8-4, except holidays.
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