Courageous Women Association

What We Do - Resources

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It is important that people have as many resources necessary to help them live, become self-sufficient, and heal from trauma. Below are a list of resources for domestic violence, prostitution and human trafficking, homelessness, sexual assault, and basic needs.


National Domestic Violence Hotline:

Local Domestic Violence Hotline:
510.536.SAFE (7233)

National Sexual Assault Hotline:
800.656.HOPE (4673)

Ride-Sharing Sexual Assault Safety Guide (Cutter Law P.C.):
Oakland 510.281.5881 - Santa Rosa 707.306.0540 - Sacramento 916.290.9400

National Coalition for Homeless:

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans:
800.4AID.VET – 800.424.3838

LGBTQ Community Resources:

If you are an LGBTQ person dealing with violence or abuse, leave a message for CUAV at (415) 333-HELP (4357). Services require the completion of an intake to assess if we are the best fit for support.

File a domestic/dating violence restraining order, contact the Access Center for Family Law and Self-Help Services at (415) 551-5880.

Domestic violence shelter, contact WOMAN Inc. at 1-877-384-3578.

If you are looking for legal advice pertaining to domestic violence, contact Bay Area Legal Aid. at (800) 551-5554.

Deaf Community Services:

Deaf hotline advocates are available from 9-5 (PST) M-F


AIM: DeafHotline
VP: 855.812.1001

To find a Deaf DVSV agency in your area, click here.

Hearing advocates at the National Hotline are on duty 24 hours.
TTY: 800.787.3224
Voice: 800.799.7233

Support Services/Transitional Housing & Emergency Shelter Providers:

A Safe Place, Domestic Violence Oakland: Emergency Shelter/Hotline
510.536.7233 (SAFE)

A Diamond in the Ruff, Domestic Violence & Sober Living Transitional house for women and children

BAWAR – Bay Area Women Against Rape

B.O.S.S. – Building Opportunities for Self-sufficiency
If you are in Berkeley, call the Hub at 1-866-960-2132.
For general information about BOSS, call 510-649-1930 or

Building Futures for Women & Children
24-Hour Toll Free Crisis Line

Futures Without Violence

Love Never Fails
Serves: Restores, educates and protects survivors of human trafficking and their community. Provides housing, workforce development, education, self-empowerment, mentoring, community activism, racial equity diversion and inclusion, church coalition, prayer, and more.

S.A.V.E. – Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments
Serves: Serves anyone who has experienced intimate partner domestic violence. Services Provided: 24-hour hotline, classes, workshops, case management services, emergency shelter, and legal, financial, and housing referrals.

Serenity House
Serves: Serenity House Oakland works on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress they continue to make through substance-abuse treatment, recovery housing, and wrap-around support services for women.

St. Mary’s Center
Serves at-risk seniors and preschoolers in the heart of Oakland through counseling, shelter, nutrition, advocacy and social support.

Tri-Valley Haven:
800-884-8119 or 925-449-5842
Services Provided: Crisis intervention, homeless services, clinic/restraining order service, in-person counseling, support groups, art therapy, parenting support, and food pantry service.

Your House South:
650-579-0350 (<--Crisis line for Star Vista),
650-367-9687 (Your House Crisis Line)
Services Provided: Crisis intervention, overnight shelter, individual, family, and group counseling, conflict resolution for runaways and families, and short-term and long-term residential programs.

Woman’s Inc:
(415)-864-4722//(Spanish->) (877) 384-3578
Hours: 24/7 (Hotline)
Services Provided: Crisis intervention, in-person individual and family therapy, and referrals.

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