RESOURCES FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
1. Shelters in Orange County
2. Shelters in Los Angeles
3. National Crisis Organizations and Assistance
4. Resources for Children
5. Resources for Teens
6. Resources for Differently Abled
7. Resources for Women of Color
8. Resources for Latina/Latino
9. Resources for Immigrants
10. Resources for Indigenous Women
11. Resources for Asian/Pacific Islander
12. Resources Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Gay, Transgender, Gender Non-conforming
13. Resources for Seniors and Abuse in Later Life
14. Resources for Men
15. Additional Legal Resources
SHELTERS IN OC
Human Options provides safe haven and life-changing programs to help abused women, their children and families rebuild their lives—and works with the community to break the cycle of domestic violence.
Interval House provides comprehensive domestic violence services in over 70 different languages to individuals and families in Los Angeles County and Orange County.
562-594-4555, 714-891-8121, 800-978-3600
Laura’s House has continued to grow and offer a multitude of programs and services which provide vital support and education aimed at avoiding such tragic circumstances from ever occurring again.Laura’s House provides unduplicated domestic violence-related services to the 915,000 residents of Orange County, California and beyond.
Women Transitional Living Center
Originally created to meet the extraordinary need for shelter services for survivors of domestic violence, WTLC quickly expanded to providing a comprehensive residential program, a children’s program, a crisis hotline, and a community services program. From the beginning, WTLC was committed to service all victims of violence including women struggling with substance abuse or mental illness and survivors with older male children.
Orange County Family Justice Center (formerly the Anaheim Family Justice Center).
The Orange County Family Justice Center is a safe, confidential and friendly place where assistance is provided to Survivors of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Sexual Assault and Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse. The Orange County Family Justice Center works together to make a difference by restoring hope through the fierce dedication of trained advocates, on-site partners and support staff. We provide a long-term positive impact on our community by compassionately providing effective, coordinated services and support to people whose lives have been touched by child abuse, domestic violence, elder/dependent adult abuse, or sexual assault.
Community Service Programs, Inc.
Provides shelter and counseling, and other support services for victims of sex trafficking.We are committed to supporting individuals on their journeys and fostering lasting change and positive impact throughout Orange County.
SHELTERS IN LA
Provides mental health counseling, support groups, case management, GED tutoring and mentoring, referral to medical and vocational services for victims and survivors of sex trafficking. Partners with police department to provide victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation alternatives to prison.
International Institute of Los Angeles
Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)
Policy and advocacy, training, and community education.
Hotline: (888) 539-2373
Phone: (213) 365-1906
AV Saving Grace
Christian faith based resource, offers women a 16 weeks domestic violence education class. In addition, services include safety planning, referral to resources, and faith based services.
House of Ruth, Inc.
Services include emergency shelter and transitional housing, child abuse treatment program, and domestic violence counseling.
Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley
Services include individual counseling, support groups, peer counseling, court advocacy, case management, emergency shelter, and 24 hour hotline.
Agency provides a crisis shelter, 18-month transitional housing, support groups, individual and family counseling, services for children, CalWorks assistance, and information and resources for LGBTQ survivors.
Rainbow Service, Ltd.
Agency provides emergency and crisis assistance, transitional and community housing, support services (includes counseling, case management, legal services and children’s services), advocacy and education.
Interval House provides comprehensive domestic violence services in over 70 different languages to individuals and families in Los Angeles County and Orange County.
562-594-4555, 714-891-8121, 800-978-3600
YWCA San Gabriel Valley
Agency provides emergency and transitional shelter, support groups and housing assistance. Also helps victims access financial support, medical and legal assistance, job skills development, transportation and child care.
24hr Crisis: (626) 967-0658
Office: (626) 960-2995
Women’s Transitional Living Center
Programs and services include shelter, therapeutic children’s program, counseling, advocacy, LGBTQ service, 24 hour hotline, and community education.
24hr: (877) 531-5522
LGBTQ Center of Long Beach
Provides services for LGBTQ survivors of domestice violence. Services include counseling, referrals for shelter, case management, group counseling, legal advocacy, referral resources, and community education.
Women’s Shelter of Long Beach
Provides emergency shelter, domestic violence resource center (includes case management, referrals, and counseling), a 24 hour hotline, LGBTQ group, male survivor group, as well as special services for youth, children, and families.
24hr: (562) 437-4663
Organization is dedicated to help survivors and families affected by domestic violence to attain sustainable housing and financial empowerment. Organization has a compensation, credit, and entrepenuership program.
A Window Between Worlds
Sojourn Services for Battered Women and their Children
24 hour crisis line, emergency shelter services for survivors of domestic violence and their children, including support groups, children’s counseling, legal assistance and education and outreach program.
Women’s & Children’s Crisis Shelter
Angel Step Inn
Provides a confidential short term residence for survivors of intimate partner violence, in addition to services and treatment for individuals also experience challenges with substance abuse.
24hr: (323) 780-4357
YWCA of Glendale
Domestic violence program provides emergency shelter, case management, legal assistance, counseling, resources, referrals and childcare to survivors and their children.
Jenesse Center, Inc.
Provides shelter for survivors and families impacted by domestic violence, in addition to offering mental health counseling, independent life skills classes, and direct legal services.
East Los Angeles Women’s Center
Provides services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, through individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, advocacy, healing groups,and educational resources.
Rape and Battering Hotline: 800-585-6231
1736 Family Crisis Center
Provides emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence, homeless youth and families, and runaways. Other services include 24 hour hotline, counseling, and legal services.
Provides services for women and children impacted by substance abuse, mental illness, and domestic violence. Services include residential and outpatient addiction treatment, detoxification, mental health services, prevention and education, vocational training.
Peace Over Violence
Provides for survivors, services include counseling, legal services, case management, 24 hour hotline, emergency response, intervention, prevention, education and advocacy.
End Abuse Long Beach
Organization provides a year-round schedule of trainings, programs, and presentations focused on domestic violence and sexual assault, including treatment for survivors, and education on prevention.
United American Indian Involvement
NATIONAL CRISIS ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSISTANCE
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Dating Abuse Helpline
Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Pathways to Safety International (Formerly Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center) empowers victims of interpersonal & gender based violence abroad. Pathways undertakes the global challenge of assisting victims who are enduring extreme suffering in isolated situations where support seems minimal and many obstacles block the path to safety. Services are provided 24/7/365 via technology on a global scale to American victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and forced marriage.
International Toll-Free (24/7)
National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp
Childhelp® exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We focus our efforts on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
National Center for Victims of Crime
The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center/Polaris Project
Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris systemically disrupts the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. Our comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what we do – helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.
Call: 1-888-373-7888 | Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) works to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status. Since its founding in 1986, the organization has drawn membership from diverse immigrant communities, and actively builds alliances with social and economic justice partners around the country. As part of a global movement for social and economic justice, NNIRR is committed to human rights as essential to securing healthy, safe and peaceful lives for all.
National Coalition for the Homeless
The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected. We envision a world where everyone has a safe, decent, affordable and accessible home.
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
For over 2 decades, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence has operated VAWnet, an online network focused on violence against women and other forms of gender-based violence. VAWnet.org has long been identified as an unparalleled, comprehensive, go-to source of information and resources for anti-violence advocates, human service professionals, educators, faith leaders, and others interested in ending domestic and sexual violence.
www.nrcdv.org and www.vawnet.org
Futures Without Violence: The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Our Mission For more than 30 years, FUTURES has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world.
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
The mission of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health is to develop and promote accessible, culturally relevant, and trauma-informed responses to domestic violence and other lifetime trauma so that survivors and their children can access the resources that are essential to their safety and well-being. Our work is survivor defined and rooted in principles of social justice.
1-312-726-7020 ext. 2011
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN
Childhelp USA/National Child Abuse Hotline
Helping victims of child abuse is more than just a desire, it is our lifetime commitment. This commitment began when our founders, two young Hollywood actresses, encountered 11 homeless orphans abroad, and all of their lives were forever changed.
Children’s Defense Fund
The Children’s Defense Fund Action Council’s Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
Child Welfare League of America
CWLA is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies that since 1920 has worked to serve children and families who are vulnerable. Our expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children across the country. Our impact is felt worldwide.
National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Child Protection and Custody/Resource Center on Domestic Violence
The vital and important work of the NCJFCJ began in 1937 when a group of judges came together looking to improve the effectiveness of the nation’s juvenile courts. And over the past 80 years, the NCJFCJ has sought to address the myriad of issues in juvenile and family justice courts, among them:
Center for Judicial Excellence
The Center for Judicial Excellence is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in San Rafael, California. Our mission is to protect vulnerable children in the family court system and to strengthen the integrity of all courts by creating judicial accountability. Founded in May of 2006, we’ve spent more than a decade empowering family court survivors and their children, exposing the systemic failures in our courts, and educating the media, state and federal lawmakers, and the public about the need for major reforms.
RESOURCES FOR TEENS
Love is respect
Break the Cycle
Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people 12 – 24 to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse. We are a culturally affirming organization that centers young people, caring adults, and communities in our prevention and intervention efforts. Our dynamic and diverse team believes that all young people deserve to live in a world where they can thrive.
RESOURCES FOR DIFFERENTLY ABLED
Domestic Violence Initiative
The Initiative advocates for persons with disabilities who are victims of abuse. Through our direct services and our outreach program, The Initiative strives to create an abuse-free culture for all.
(303) 839-5510/ (877) 839-5510
Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN)
RESOURCES FOR WOMEN OF COLOR
Women of Color Network
The mission of the Women of Color Network (WOCN Inc.) is to eliminate violence against ALL women and their communities by centralizing the voices and promoting the leadership of women of color across the Sovereign Nations, the United States and U.S. Territories.
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
RESOURCES FOR LATINA/LATINO
Casa de Esperanza
National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities
The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities is a project of Casa de Esperanza that builds bridges and connections among research, practice and policy to advance effective responses to eliminate domestic violence and to promote healthy relationships within Latin@ families and communities
The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project
The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, NIWAP (pronounced new-app) was founded in 2012 by Leslye Orloff. Based out of the American University Washington College of Law, NIWAP supports professionals at the federal, state, and local level whose work affects immigrant women and children. Though our trainings and networks, NIWAP identifies the complex legal issues faced by immigrant victims of abuse.
RESOURCES FOR INDIGENOUS WOMEN
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
The Mission of NIWRC is to support and uphold grassroots advocacy by creating and enhancing the capacity of Native communities to end gender based violence through technical assistance, education, public awareness and policy development.
Indigenous Women’s Network
RESOURCES FOR ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER
Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It analyzes critical issues affecting Asian and Pacific Islander survivors; provides training, technical assistance, and policy analysis; and maintains a clearinghouse of information on gender violence, current research, and culturally-specific models of intervention and community engagement. The Institute serves a national network of advocates, community-based service programs, federal agencies, national and state organizations, legal, health, and mental health professionals, researchers, policy advocates, and activists from social justice organizations working to eliminate violence against women.
Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV)
CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities works to build grassroots community power across diverse poor and working class Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City.
Manavi provides a unique blend of culturally specific support services and intervention methods through Western advocacy practices and linguistically traditional techniques
RESOURCES LESBIAN, BI-SEXUAL, GAY, TRANSGENDER, GENDER NON-CONFORMING
The Audre Lorde Project
The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.
LAMBDA GLBT Community Services
Our mission ..to create social change and achieve full civil rights, dignity, and self-respect for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered individuals through education, youth advocacy, anti-violence efforts, and fighting discrimination of all forms, to achieve full participation in society of persons belonging to a sexual minority.
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
We empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
We’re building a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you. Check out our strategic plan.
Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse
The NW Network increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgender, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. We work within a broad liberation movement dedicated to social and economic justice, equality and respect for all people and the creation of loving, inclusive and accountable communities.
Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.
RESOURCES FOR SENIORS AND ABUSE IN LATER LIFE
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) is a project of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence. NCALL is committed to creating a world that respects the dignity of older adults and enhances the safety and quality of life of older victims and survivors of abuse.
National Center for Elder Abuse
Retirement, independent living, and continuing care communities house thousands of seniors and older adults. But this option doesn’t suit everyone – many people do not have the desire or financial flexibility to uproot and leave their homes. That’s where we come in.
RESOURCES FOR MEN
National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS)
Welcome to our online home! The National Organization for Men Against Sexism is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men. NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay affirmative, anti-racist, dedicated to enhancing men’s lives, and committed to justice on a broad range of social issues including class, age, religion, and physical abilities.
A Call to Men
A CALL TO MEN educates men all over the world on healthy, respectful manhood. Embracing and promoting a healthy, respectful manhood prevents violence against women, sexual assault and harassment, bullying and many other social ills.
Men Can Stop Rape
Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR) is a national Washington, DC based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Since our inception in 1997, MCSR has led the call to redefine masculinity and male strength as part of preventing men’s violence against women.
Men Stopping Violence
American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
Our mission is to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by mobilizing the legal profession.
Battered Women’s Justice Project
In addition to our main office in Minneapolis, BWJP manages the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit, and partners with the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, which provides assistance to IPV victims charged with crimes and their defense teams.
Legal Momentum is a national nonprofit organization that leads action for the legal rights of women. Our targeted litigation, education, policy advocacy, and research help to shape the laws and policies that affect gender equality and ensure that they are properly implemented and enforced. Successful initiatives include judicial education programs on the realities of sexual assault and domestic violence; successful advocacy for the Violence Against Women Act; and representing women who have been subjected to workplace discrimination with precedent-setting litigation.
Despite its name, WomensLaw.org provides information that is relevant to people of all genders, not just women. Our Email Hotline will provide legal information to anyone who reaches out with legal questions or concerns regarding domestic violence, sexual violence, or any other topic covered on WomensLaw.org.
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, a nonprofit organization founded in 1987, is a resource and advocacy center for victims of battering charged with crimes related to their battering. Through its work, the organization aims to increase justice for — and prevent further victimization of — arrested, convicted, or incarcerated victims of battering.
1-800-903-0111 x 3
Legal Network for Gender Equity
The Center has worked for more than 40 years to protect and promote equality and opportunity for women and families. We champion policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential at every stage of their lives — at school, at work, at home, and in retirement. Our staff are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for the most vulnerable women.