Local Domestic Violence Agencies

Santa Clara County

  • Asian Americans for Community Involvement www.aaci.org — AACI is Santa Clara County’s largest non-profit health and human services organization focused on the Asian Pacific American community.
  • Community Solutions:  www.communitysolutions.org — Community Solutions provides a comprehensive spectrum of prevention, intervention, treatment, residential and housing services to the communities of South Santa Clara County, South San Jose and San Benito County
  • Maitri: www.maitri.org — Matri is a free, confidential, referral nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, that primarily helps families from South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka among others) facing domestic violence, emotional abuse, cultural alienation, human trafficking or family conflict.
  • YWCA Domestic Violence Department, Support Network Program: ywca-sv.org/programs/SN/ — Support Network Program services include a 24-hour toll-free crisis line, an emergency shelter, counseling, information and referrals, support groups, safety planning, legal services and community education presentations. Staff and volunteers also contact police reported victims of domestic violence to inform them of their rights and resources.
  • South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking: http://www.southbayendtrafficking.org/ — The South Bay Coalition first met in 2005 and has been meeting monthly since then. The San Francisco South Bay Coalition Against Human Trafficking upholds a victim-centered approach in its efforts to coordinate resources and strengthen local capacity to respond to trafficking victims and their needs. This Coalition has been successful in building connections and facilitating trust between the different actors involved in addressing human trafficking in the San Francisco South Bay.
  • The Family Violence Center: a collaboration with the San Jose Police Department staffed by representatives of the District Attorney’s Office, Adult Probation, Child Protective Services, the Police Department, and two bi-lingual victim advocates from Next Door Solutions. Two co-located advocates provide confidential safety planning, referrals, and advocacy to individuals and their children. This cooperative effort provides victims of domestic violence “one-stop shopping” for help – all the support services available to victims of domestic violence in a safe and friendly environment. The Family Violence Center is located at 1671 The Alameda, Suite 100 San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 277-3700. For more information, click here.

San Mateo County

  • Communities Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA)/Center for Domestic Violence Prevention:  http://www.corasupport.org — CORA provides free and confidential services to victims and survivors of domestic/dating violence and abuse, including child and teen witnesses, in San Mateo County.
  • Rape Trauma Services: www.rapetraumaservices.org — Rape Trauma Services of San Mateo County strives to eliminate all forms of violence, with a special focus on sexual assault and abuse.
  • Family and Children Services: www.fcservices.org — Mission:  To build strong, safe, and self-sufficient individuals, families, and communities. They have served San Mateo and Santa Clara counties’ children, teens, adults and families for nearly 60 years.

Santa Cruz County

  • Walnut Avenue Women’s Center: www.wawc.org —  The Walnut Avenue Women’s Center provides a variety of services for the purpose of helping women to improve their life situations. The organization is women-centered, seeking to put women’s experiences at the center of our thinking. We provide services that empower and inform women, their children and their families, enabling those we serve to realize their potential in all aspects of their lives.
  • Women’s Crisis Support Defensa de Mujeres: http://www.wcs-ddm.org/ — Mission:   To end the cycle of violence for the women, youth and children of our community with a special commitment to Latinas and other underserved populations.

Stanislaus County

  • Haven’s Women Centerhttp://hwcstan.squarespace.com/ — The Haven’s Women Center promotes safety and healing for women and children impacted by domestic violence.

California State Resources

  • California Partnership to End Domestic Violence: www.cpedv.org –- CPEDV acts as a leader and catalyst to end domestic violence. It is a statewide coalition for over 100 agencies.
  • California Against Slavery: http://www.californiaagainstslavery.org — A grassroots group passionate about stopping human trafficking and modern day slavery.

National Resources

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: www.ndvh.org — NDVH believes that every caller deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We believe that every family deserves to live in a world free from violence. We believe that safe homes and safe families are the foundation of a safe society. The Hotline Number is 800-799-7233.
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: www.ncadv.org — The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence: www.nrcdv.org — NRCDV provides information and technical assistance on domestic violence and related issues. The NRCDV serves organizations and individuals throughout the country, including community-based domestic violence programs, state coalitions, federal, state, local and Tribal governments and agencies, policy leaders, the media and anyone seeking information on domestic violence.
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence: www.nnedv.org — The National Network to End Domestic Violence, a social change organization representing state domestic violence coalitions, is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.
  • Faith Trust Institute: www.cpsdv.org — A national organization working with clergy and faith communities to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.

Information/ Statistics/ Other Resources

  • Futures Without Violence: http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/ — the website of the family violence prevention fund has national statistics about family and domestic violence.
  • American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence: www.abanet.org/domviol/home.html — Information about domestic violence, including safety for battered women on the Internet.
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists  — The Violence Against Women Webpage includes resources for clinicians, resources for girls and women, and updates on new legislation, policies and articles.
  • California Courts Self-Help Center: www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/protection/dv/ — Free and low-cost legal help in domestic violence cases, resources to help children and teens, and guides to help you apply for a restraining order or respond to a request for a restraining order.
  • CAVNET (Communities Against Violence Network): http://cavnetblog.blogspot.com/ — An interactive web site designed for experts of domestic violence, sexual assault and other related fields.
  • Minnesota Higher Education Center Against Violence and Abuse: www.mincava.umn.edu — A clearinghouse on research and information about domestic violence, child abuse, and other violence against women.
  • Understanding Emotional Abuse (very informative): http://www.datehookup.com/content-understanding-emotional-abuse.htm