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:
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.
Here are some general resources in Alameda County:
A Safe Place, Domestic Violence Oakland: Emergency Shelter/Hotline
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
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.
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.
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.
(415)-864-4722//(Spanish->) (877) 384-3578
Hours: 24/7 (Hotline)
Services Provided: Crisis intervention, in-person individual and family therapy, and referrals.