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:
National Sexual Assault Hotline:
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
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 hotline advocates are available from 9-5 (PST) M-F
To find a Deaf DVSV agency in your area, click here.
Hearing advocates at the National Hotline are on duty 24 hours.
A Safe Place, Domestic Violence Oakland: Emergency Shelter/Hotline
Main: 510.986.8600 / 24-hour Emergency 510.536.7233 (SAFE)
A Diamond in the Ruff, Domestic Violence & Sober Living Transitional house for women and children
Bay Area Community Services (BACS)
510.613.0330 / email@example.com
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
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
Bloc Love Foundation
BLOCLOVEFOUNDATION@GMAIL.COM / firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Covenant House Oakland
510.379.1010 / 200 Harrison St., Oakland, CA 94607 / Dreamcatcher Youth Services 800.379.1114
Serves: A non-profit youth shelter that provides sanctuary and support for youth experiencing homelessness, ages 18-24.
East Oakland Community Project (EOCP)
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
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.
Oakland Elizabeth House
510.658.1380 / email@example.com
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
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.
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.
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.
(415)-864-4722//(Spanish->) (877) 384-3578
Hours: 24/7 (Hotline)
Services Provided: Crisis intervention, in-person individual and family therapy, and referrals.