Courageous Women Association

What We Do - Resources

Encourage - Inspire - Empower

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.

Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
800.799.7233

Local Domestic Violence Hotline:
510.536.SAFE (7233)

National Sexual Assault Hotline:
800.656.HOPE (4673)
https://www.rainn.org/

Ride-Sharing Sexual Assault Safety Guide (Cutter Law P.C.):
Oakland 510.281.5881 - Santa Rosa 707.306.0540 - Sacramento 916.290.9400
https://cutterlaw.com/sexual-assault-ride-sharing-guide/

National Coalition for Homeless:
http://nationalhomeless.org/references/directory/

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

DeafHope

https://www.deaf-hope.org/deaf-access/

AIM: DeafHotline
Email: nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org
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
Main: 510.986.8600 / 24-hour Emergency 510.536.7233 (SAFE)
https://www.asafeplace.org/

A Diamond in the Ruff, Domestic Violence & Sober Living Transitional house for women and children
888.292.4308
https://www.adiamondintheruffhouse.org/

Bay Area Community Services (BACS)
510.613.0330 / bacs@bayareacs.org
https://www.bayareacs.org/housing-solutions/
Serves: They offer interim housing, benefits assistance, job support, food support, housing application fees, and more.

BAWAR – Bay Area Women Against Rape
510.800.4247 / 24-hour hotline
https://bawar.org/

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
email info@self-sufficiency.org
https://self-sufficiency.org/

Bloc Love Foundation
BLOCLOVEFOUNDATION@GMAIL.COM / info@bloclovefoundation.com
https://www.bloclovefoundation.com/
Serves: A non-profit filling the need of the community. Provides hot meals, toiletries and clothing to homeless families at People's Park in Berkeley, homeless encampments throughout Oakland, and Town Fridges in Oakland.

Building Futures for Women & Children
24-Hour Toll Free Crisis Line
1-866-A-WAY-OUT
1-866-292-9688
https://bfwc.org/

Covenant House Oakland
510.379.1010 / 200 Harrison St., Oakland, CA 94607 / Dreamcatcher Youth Services 800.379.1114
https://covenanthousecalifornia.org/
Serves: A non-profit youth shelter that provides sanctuary and support for youth experiencing homelessness, ages 18-24.

East Oakland Community Project (EOCP)
510.532.3211
https://www.eocp.net/
Serves: They provide residential and community based services and build personalized, trusting, and authentic relationships with people experiencing homelessness, and walk alongside them as they grow into a life of self-reliance.

Futures Without Violence
415.678.5500 / TTY: 866.678.8901
https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org

Love Never Fails
844.249.2698
https://www.loveneverfailsus.com/
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.

Oakland Elizabeth House
510.658.1380 / oakehouse@oakehouse.org
https://www.oakehouse.org/
Serves: Offers a residence to women with children who have experienced the poverty of homelessness, violence, and addiction. They support women and children in their transition to independence by empowering them with the tools to rebuild their lives. They provide housing, education, employment, and health and wellness resources.

S.A.V.E. – Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments
510.574.2250 / Hotline: 510.794.6055
https://save-dv.org/
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
510.891.0464
https://www.serenityhouseoakland.org/
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
510.923.9600
https://stmaryscenter.org/
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
Website: https://trivalleyhaven.org/
Services Provided: Crisis intervention, homeless services, clinic/restraining order service, in-person counseling, support groups, art therapy, parenting support, and food pantry service.

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

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