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Places that Help: Puerto Rico
Contact information for organizations that serve victims of abuse throughout the state. (Have a suggestion or correction? Contact us!)
WomensLaw thanks Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer, the Puerto Rico Domestic Violence Coalition, for their assistance with this page.
Guidance and Family Support Line
The line is available 365 days a year between the hours 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight.
Social workers offer confidential support and guidance about alternatives to strengthen the family in its social role, reestablish self-control and prevent crisis situations that can affect the functioning of individuals and families, including: the prevention of child and elder abuse; discipline, the prevention and management of domestic violence situations; parent-child relationships; management of crises in the family such as divorce and the loss of loved ones; and the management of feelings of fear, courage and shame. The call is free and confidential.
Help Center for Rape Victims (CAVV in Spanish)
787-756-0910 / 787-756-0930
Public services center of the Department of Health of the government of Puerto Rico. Provides emergency services by phone, confidential and free psychotherapy, medical and legal advocacy for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Also offers community education and training for professionals.
Caguas: 787-745-0808 / 787-745-0809
Fajardo: 787-860-2889 / 787-863-4898
Mayaguez: 787-833-7140 / 787-834-1648 Ext. 231
Help line (during work hours): 787-765-2285
Office of the Prosecutor for Women
Criminal charges, judicial service, education and support services, prevention and education, development and monitoring, guidance and coordination of services, information line.
Peace Coordinator for Women (Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition of Puerto Rico)
We are a coalition made up of organizations and people who work on behalf of women who face violence of any kind. We actively work to facilitate communication between organizations, to strengthen them and to serve as their voice to denounce oppression, gender discrimination and to generate creative, sensible and efficient solutions for women.
Travelers Aid of Puerto Rico
Tickets to the United States for victims of domestic violence at high risk who have a protection order in effect and custody of minor children, as applicable. Transfers are made from shelters in Puerto Rico to shelters in the United States.
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