Domestic Violence Hotlines & Services

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence does NOT operate a 24-hour crisis hotline nor do we provide direct services to victims. However, you may reach our office between the hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at 800-524-4765 to receive the hotline number for your local domestic violence program. Due to concerns about abusers´ ability to track their partners´ computer use, The Partnership does not provide assistance or referrals via email. Please reference our internet safety tips.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship and needs help or would like to speak with someone about services and options, FREE and CONFIDENTIAL help is available 24 hours a day. You may contact the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233) to be directly connected to your local domestic violence program. For teen dating violence: You can call the National Teen Dating Violence Hotline at 1-866-331-9474 or text: "loveis" to 22522.

Borrow A Cellphone
Verizon Wireless´ HopeLine program collects unused cell phones and gives a limited supply of reconditioned phones to local domestic violence programs to be used by survivors of domestic violence. These free cell phones may be provided to you for a restricted time. They are intended to be used in emergency situations to call 911, to stay in contact with your local domestic violence program and to make other calls like your employer, potential landlords, utility companies, police, court staff, doctors, school staff, etc. necessary to help rebuild your life. Every local domestic violence program in California has a process in place for lending out the free phones, so call them for details.

Please note: This is not a complete listing of domestic violence hotlines in California. If you are located in the Bay Area and are in need of legal assistance please contact the Bay Area Legal Aid. You can also view a map of all the California Emergency Management Agency-funded domestic violence shelters (Cal-EMA) here. The agencies are listed by county.

The resources below are sorted by county:

A-K | L | M-R | S-Y

A Safe Place    
Building Futures with Women & Children    
Emergency Shelter Program, Inc.    
Family Violence Law Center    
International Institute of the Bay Area (immigration services)    
Narika (culturally-sensitive assistance for South Asian women)    
SAVE Safe Alternatives to
Violent Environments
Shalom Bayit (DV advocacy for the Jewish community)    
Tri-Valley Haven    
Live Violence Free    
Catalyst Domestic Violence Services    
Calaveras Women's Crisis Center    
The Resource Connection    
Contra Costa
STAND! For Families Free of Violence    
Del Norte
Rural Human Services    
El Dorado
The Center for Violence-free Relationships     
Live Violence Free    
Marjaree Mason Center    
Humboldt Domestic Violence Services    
Center for Family Solutions / Women Haven    
Wild Iris    
Women's Center High Desert, Inc.    
Kings Community Action Organization