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Domestic Violence

Local Agencies

National & Online Resources


San Diego Domestic Violence Hotline

Crisis Counselors are available 24/7 with support and resources for survivors of both domestic violence and sexual assault.

1.800.DV.LINKS (1.800.385.4657)

Women's Resource Center
Women’s Resource Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality supportive services, counseling, shelter and education to women, men and children involved in or threatened by domestic violence or sexual assault. Provides free shelter, counseling, advocacy services, and more for survivors of domestic violence/relationship abuse.

24-hour crisis line: (760)757-3500

Center For Community Solutions

It is the mission of the Center for Community Solutions to end relationship and sexual violence by being a catalyst for caring communities and social justice. Provides free or low-cost counseling, legal, shelter, and advocacy services for survivors of domestic violence/relationship abuse.

Coastal Location: 858.272.5777
La Mesa Location: 619.697.7477
North County Location: 760.747.6282

Family Violence Prevention Center

North County domestic violence services. Assists with restraining orders and provides court advocacy. Provides information on local counseling services, shelter programs, and other community services.

YWCA of San Diego County

24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline providing crisis intervention, counseling and shelter placement to more than 2,500 callers each year. If you or someone you know is in need of help, please call the emergency hotline at # 619-234-3164.

San Diego DA Victim Advocates

D.A. Advocates assist victims in the following ways:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Emergency Assistance (housing, food, medical care, etc...)
  • Community Resource Referrals
  • Assistance with Filing California Crime Compensation Claims
  • Information about the Criminal Justice System (case status, impact statements, restitution)


Online Resources

Abuse Victim Hotline

The Abuse Victim Hotline, Inc. offers preliminary support to victims of abuse nationally via their toll-free hotline and confidential email service. If their volunteers cannot help a victim or friend/loved one of a victim directly, they'll do their best to point them in the right direction.

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement identified domestic violence as one of the most serious problems facing Asian immigrant communities. It offers: counseling, support, advocacy, education and training.  Translation of their service descriptions are available in: Chinese, Khmer, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, and Hindi.

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence is a catalyst and advocate for social change through innovative solutions to ensure safety and justice for victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Family Violence Prevention Fund

An excellent source of information and statistics and educational materials on family violence for home, educational, office and court uses. A large collection of relevant links can also be found. An excellent resource site.

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
The Institute is a research, advocacy and educational organization seeks to help prevent/reduce  violence in the African-American community.

Jewish Woman International Domestic Violence Issues

Information and background for abuse women and the rabbis who may counsel them. An extensive set of links to related and helpful sites is also available.

LUNA (Latinas Unidas por un Nuevo Amanecer)

provides a 24 hour crisis line, one on one counselling, and group counselling to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.  Services are available in both Spanish and English.

National Center for Victims of Crime

Many links to crime-specific pages and large amounts of resource material on and for victims of crime, victim's rights advocacy and national and state laws/programs.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and to the elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of women and their children. NCADV's work includes coalition building at the local , state, regional and national levels; public education and awareness activities; training and technical assistance; public policy development and monitoring; information and referral services. A wide variety of resources are available through this site.

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence

NCCAFV provides public awareness and education materials, program and resource development consultation, and technical assistance and training in the United States and internationally.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Background information on this service, plus resources for professionals and domestic violence victims of all types.

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence

An excellent resource offering support, advocacy and information.

National Network to End Domestic Vi

The NNEDV is an advocacy organization of US state domestic violence coalitions and is a leading voice among domestic violence advocates in public policy, as well as providing support to local programs and coalitions through information, research, funding, and training.

National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center

A project of the CDC, this website is designed to be useful to scientists, practitioners, advocates,grassroots organizations, and any other professional or lay person interested in current topics related to violence against women and its prevention.  Extensive statistical and research information is available.

Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE)

A site dedicated to stopping abuse against women, men, gays and lesbians.  Very informative and non-judgmental.

The Black Church and Domestic Violence Project

Develops partnerships and collaborations to provide educational, spiritual and technical support as well as advocacy and leadership development: to enhance the capacity of the church to empower and protect the victims of domestic violence; to hold abusers accountable; to promote healing and wholeness in African-American communities.

The Survivor Project

non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence through caring action, education and expanding access to resources and to opportunities for action. Since 1997, we have provided presentations, workshops, consultation, materials, information and referrals to many anti-violence organizations and universities across the country, as well as gathered information about issues faced by intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

U.S. Department of Justice Violence Against Women Office

A large number of links of interest to domestic violence agencies/support groups can be found here, including grant information and details of ongoing research and reports supported by this office. Of particular interest is their listing of Domestic Violence Coalitions of States and Territories

Break the Cycle

Break the Cycle believes everyone has the right to safe and healthy relationships. We are the leading, national nonprofit organization addressing teen dating violence. We work every day towards our mission to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic violenc

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