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. Please click on any of the following links:
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.