Between 2 and 4 million women are annually victimized by domestic violence. Most children in homes in which domestic violence occurs witness that abuse and suffer secondary psychological effects, including aggressive behavior and depression. Male children who witness abuse are more likely to become abusers themselves as adults, creating a vicious, intergenerational cycle of violent behavior. (ABA Domestic Violence Commission)


If you need help or someone you know is experiencing or in some way involved in domestic violence please recognize that there are measures to take in order to prevent further harm. If you are a victim of violence we strongly urge you to devise a safety plan for a time of extreme emergency, and the following list of Domestic Shelters will be a great start for obtaining help and vital information.

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# 24 An uncontested divorce case is a divorce that does not require a trial. The disputes, if any, are resolved by the couple without the need of the court's decisions. This does not mean that the court does not have a role. All divorces must have some kind of judicial proceeding before you are issued a legal divorce decree.
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California Domestic Violence Shelters:


  • Southern California Coalition For Battered Women P.O. Box 5036 Santa Monica CA 90409 Business #: 213-655-6098

  • High Desert Domestic Violence Program 18930 Outer Hwy 18 Apple Valley CA 92307 Business #: 619-242-1468 Hotline/Crisis: 619-242-9179

  • Su Casa Family Crisis and Support Center P.O. Box 998 Artesia CA 90702 Business #: 310-402-7081 Hotline/Crisis: 310-402-4888

  • North County Women's Resource Center P.O. Box 2155 Atascadero CA 93423 Business #: 805-461-1338 Toll Free #: (800)549-8989

  • Placer Women's Center, Inc. P.O. Box 5462 Auburn CA 95604 Business #: 916-885-0443 Hotline/Crisis: 916-652-6558

  • Alliance Against Family Violence P.O. Box 2054 Bakersfield CA 93303 Business #: 805-322-0931 Hotline/Crisis: 805-327-1091 Toll Free #: (800)433-7337

  • Dessert Sanctuary,Inc. P.O. Box 1781 Barstow CA 92312 Business #: 619-252-3441 Hotline/Crisis: 619-252-3441

  • Family Violence Law Center,Inc. P.O. Box 2529 Berkeley CA 94702 Business #: 510-540-5370 Hotline/Crisis: 510-540-5354

  • Women's Refuge P.O. Box 3298 Berkeley CA 94703 Business #: 510-658-7231 Hotline/Crisis: 510-547-4663

  • Beverly Hills Center for Domestic Conflict 9401 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 730 Beverly Hills CA 90212 Business #: 310-275-0960 Hotline/Crisis: 310-275-0960

  • D.O.V.E.S. of Big Bear Valley, Inc. P.O. Box 3646 Big Bear Lake CA 92315 Business #: 909-866-1546 Hotline/Crisis: 909-866-5723

  • Wild Iris Family Violence Shelter Services P.O. Box 57 Bishop CA 93514 Business #: 619-873-6601 Hotline/Crisis: 873-7384

  • Harper Housee P.O. Box 725 Broderick CA 95605 Business #: 916-372-0177 Hotline/Crisis: 916-371-1907

  • Interface Children, Family Services 1305 Del Norte Road, Suite 130 Camarillo CA 93010 Business #: 805-485-6114 Toll Free#: (800)339-9597

  • Haven Hills, Inc. P.O. Box 260 Canoga Park CA 91305 Business #: 818-887-7481 Hotline/Crisis: 818-887-6589

  • Carson Shelter/Employment Readiness Support Center 23013 South Avalon Blvd. Carson CA 90745 Business #: 213-549-0137 Hotline/Crisis: 213-549-6580

  • Catalyst Women's Advocates P.O. Box 4184 Chico CA 95927 Business #: 916-343-Blvd., Suite 207 San Francisco CA 94121 Business #: 415-255-2754 Hotline/Crisis: 415-255-0165

  • Shalom Bayit P.O. Box 64048 San Francisco CA 94164 Business #: 415-241-8874

  • WOMAN, Inc. 333 Valencia St.,Suite 251 San Francisco CA 94103 Business #: 415-864-4777 Hotline/Crisis: 415-864-4722

  • Next Door, Solutions to Domestic Violence 1181 North 4th Street, Suite A San Jose CA 95112 Business #: 408-279-7550 Hotline/Crisis: 408-279-2962

  • San Leandro Community Counseling 296 Broadmoor Boulevard San Leandro CA 94577 Business #: 510-638-6603

  • Women's Shelter Program, Inc. P.O. Box 125 San Luis Obispo CA 93406 Business #: 805-544-3494 Toll Free #: (800)549-8989

  • Women's Resource Center P.O. Box 499 San Luis Rey CA 92068 Business #: 619-757-3500

  • Battered Women's Services of San Mateo Cnty 3080 La Selva, Suite 16 San Mat81 Hotline/Crisis: 619-747-6281

  • Humboldt Women For Shelter P.O. Box 969 Eureka CA 95502 Business #: 707-444-9255 Hotline/Crisis: 707-443-6042

  • Shelter Against Violent Environments P.O. Box 8283 Fremont CA 94537 Business #: 510-794-6056 Hotline/Crisis: 510-794-6055

  • Haven of Peace, Inc. 7070 South Hailan Road P.O. Box 424 French Camp CA 95231 Business #: 209-982-0396 Hotline/Crisis: 209-982-0396

  • YWCA Marjaree Mason Transitional Living Center 1600 M Street Fresno CA 93721 Business #: 209-237-4701 Hotline/Crisis: 209-237-4701

  • La Isla Pacifica/South County Alternatives, Inc. P.O. Box 1326 Gilroy CA 95021 Business #: 408-842-3118 Hotline/Crisis: 408-683-4118

  • Glendale YWCA Shelter 735 E Lexington Dr. Glendale CA 91206 Business #: 818-242-4155 Hotline/Crisis: 218-242-1106

  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition P.O. Box 484 Grass Valley CA 95945 Business #: 818-272-2046 Hotline/Crisis: 818-272-2047

  • Kings Community Action Organization Domestic Violence Program 1222 W. Lacey Blvd. Hanford CA 93230 Business #: 209-582-4386

  • Emergency Shelter Program 22634 Second Street #295 Hayward CA 94541 Business #: 510-581-5626 Hotline/Crisis: 510-786-1246

  • San Benito County Victim Witness Assistance Center 483 5th Street Hollister CA 95023 Business #: 408-637-8244

  • Operation Care/Amador Cnty Crisis Line P.O. Box 592 Jackson CA 95642 Business #: 209-223-2897 Hotline/Crisis: 209-223-2600

  • Morongo Basin Unity Home P.O. Box 1662 Joshua Tree CA 92252 Hotline/Crisis: 619-366-9663

  • AWARE 460 So. Main St. Lakeport CA 95453 Business #: 707-263-1239 Hotline/Crisis: 707-263-1133

  • Valley Oasis Shelter P.O. Box 4226-4599 Hotline/Crisis: 916-257-5004

  • Project Sanctuary, Inc. P.O. Box 995 Ukiah CA 95482 Business #: 707-462-9196 Hotline/Crisis: (800)575-HELP

  • Sanctuary in Abused Family Emergencies (SAFE) 502 Virginia Street Vallejo CA 94590 Business#: 707-648-SAFE Hotline/Crisis: 707-648-SAFE

  • Family Violence Project 6851 Lennox Avenue Van Nuys CA 91405 Business#: 81 Bench CA 90832 Business #: 310-491-5362 Hotline/Crisis: 310-437-4663

  • Battered Service Action Center 134 E. 1st. Los Angeles CA 90012 Business #: 213-268-7568 Toll Free #: (800)548-2722

  • Center for the Pacific-Asian Family, Inc. 543 North Fairfax Ave., #108 Los Angeles CA 90036

  • Free Spirit/Chicana Service 134 East First Street Los Angeles CA 90012 Business #: 213-253-5959 Hotline/Crisis: 213-937-1312

  • Good Shepard Shelter P.O. Box 19487 Los Angeles CA Business #: 213-737-6111

  • Jenesse Center, Inc. P.O. Box 73837 Los Angeles CA 90003 Business #: 213-751-1145 Hotline/Crisis: 213-751-1145 Toll Free#: (800)479-7328

  • Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women 6043 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 200 Los Angeles CA 90028 Business #: 213-462-1281 Hotline/Crisis: 213-626-3393 Toll Free #: (310)392-8381

  • A Woman's Place P.O. Box 822 Merced CA 95341 Business #: 209-725-7900 Hotline/Crisis: 209-722-HELP

  • Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus 619 13th Street, Suite 1 Modesto CA 95354 Business #: 209-576-0659 Hotline/Crisis: 209-577-5980 Toll Free #: (800)834-1990

  • Domestic Violence Shelter for Women/Children 2115 N. Fremont Blvd. Monterey CA 93940 Business #: 408-649-0834 Hotline/Crisis: 408-372-6300

  • Support Network For Battered Women 200 Blossom Lane, 3rd Floor Mountain View CA 94041 Business #: 415-940-7850 Hotline/Crisis: 415-940-7855

  • Napa Emergency Women's Services P.O. Box 427 Napa CA 94559 Business #: 707-252-3687 Hotline/Crisis: 707-255-6397

  • Association to Aid Victims of Domestic Violence P.O. Box 220037 Newhall CA 91322 Business #: 805-259-8175 Hotline/Crisis: 805-259-HELP

  • Santa Clarita Valley Battered Association P.O. Box 186 Newhall CA 91322 Business #: 805-253-2332 Hotline/Crisis: 805-259-259-4357

  • Domestic Abuse Center 8817 Reseda Blvd., Suite C Northbridge CA 91403 Business #: 818-772-0176 Hotline/Crisis: 818-705-5030

  • Domestic Violence Program P.O. Box 1658 Oakhurst CA 93644 Business #: 209-683-3533

  • A Safe Place P.O. Box 1075 Oakland CA 94604 Business #: 510-636-4747 Hotline/Crisis: 510-536-7233

  • Women's Resource Center 3355 Mission Avenue, Suite 111 Oceanside CA Business #: 619-757-3500 Hotline/Crisis: 619-757-3500

  • Women's Transitional Living Center P.O. Box 6103 Orange CA 92651 Business #: 714-992-1939 Hotline/Crisis: 714-992-1931

  • Shelter From the Storm P.O. Box 781 Palm Desert CA 92260 Business #: 619-341-9785 Hotline/Crisis: 619-328-SAFE Toll Free #: (800)775-6055

  • Haven House, Inc. P.O. Box 50007 Pasadena CA 91115 Business #: 818-564-8880 Hotline/Crisis: 213-681-2626

  • El Dorado Women's Center 3133 Gilmore St. Placeville CA 95667 Business #: 916-626-1450 Hotline/Crisis: 916-626-1131

  • Porterville Mission Project P.O. Box 2033 Porterville CA 93258 Business #: 209-784-0192 Hotline/Crisis: 209-784-0192

  • Shasta County Women's Refuge P.O. Box 994211 Redding CA 96099 Business #: 916-244-0117 Hotline/Crisis: 916-244-0117

  • Emergency Battered Women's Shelter 103 West Torrance Blvd. Redondo Beach CA 90277 Business #: 310-372-4674 Hotline/Crisis: 310-379-3620

  • Second Step Shelter 103 W. Torrance Blvd.,Suite 101 Redondo Beach CA 90277 Business #: 310-370-4712 Hotline/Crisis: 310-370-5902

  • Women's Center High Desert, Inc. 815 East Inyokern Road Ridgecrest CA 93555 Business #: 619-446-7491 Hotline/Crisis: 375-7525

  • Alternatives to Domestic Violence P.O. Box 910 Riverside CA 92502 Business #: 909-352-9262 Hotline/Crisis: 909-683-0829 Toll Free #: (800)339-SAFE

  • WEAVE, Inc. P.O. Box 161356 Sacramento CA 95816 Business #: 916-448-2321 Hotline/Crisis: 916-920-2952

  • Salinas Women's Crisis Center P.O. Box 1805 Salinas CA 93902 Business #: 408-757-1002 Hotline/Crisis: 408-757-1001

  • Shelter Plus P.O. Box 3584 Salinas CA 93912 Business #: 408-442-3024 Hotline/Crisis: 408-422-2201 Toll Free #: (800)339-8228

  • Calavera Women's Crisis Line Box 623 San Andreas CA 95249 Business #: 209-754-1300 Hotline/Crisis: 209-736-4011

  • Human Resources Council P.O. Box 684 San Andreas CA 95249 Business #: 209-754-3114

  • Option House, Inc. P.O. Box 970 San Bernadino CA 92402 Business #: 909-381-3471 Hotline/Crisis: 909-381-3471

  • Center for Women's Studies and Services 2467 E Street San Diego CA 92102 Business #: 619-267-8023 Hotline/Crisis: 619-233-3088

  • YWCA Battered Women's Services P.O. Box 126398 San Diego CA 92112 Business #: 619-239-2342 Hotline/Crisis: 619-234-3164

  • Asian Women's Shelter 3543 18th Street,#19 San Francisco CA 94110 Business #: 415-751-7110 Hotline/Crisis: 415-751-0880

  • Family Violence Prevention Fund 383 Rhode Island St. Suite 304 San Francisco CA 94103 Business #: 415-252-8900

  • La Casa de Las Madres 965 Mission Street, Suite 300 San Francisco CA 94103 Business #: 415-777-1808 Hotline/Crisis: 415-33-1515

  • Rosalie House 5616 Geary Blvd., Suite 207 San Francisco CA 94121 Business #: 415-255-2754 Hotline/Crisis: 415-255-0165

  • Shalom Bayit P.O. Box 64048 San Francisco CA 94164 Business #: 415-241-8874

  • WOMAN, Inc. 333 Valencia St.,Suite 251 San Francisco CA 94103 Business #: 415-864-4777 Hotline/Crisis: 415-864-4722

  • Next Door, Solutions to Domestic Violence 1181 North 4th Street, Suite A San Jose CA 95112 Business #: 408-279-7550 Hotline/Crisis: 408-279-2962

  • San Leandro Community Counseling 296 Broadmoor Boulevard San Leandro CA 94577 Business #: 510-638-6603

  • Women's Shelter Program, Inc. P.O. Box 125 San Luis Obispo CA 93406 Business #: 805-544-3494 Hotline/Crisis: 805-544-8989 Toll Free #: (800)549-8989

  • Women's Resource Center P.O. Box 499 San Luis Rey CA 92068 Business #: 619-757-3500

  • Battered Women's Services of San Mateo Cnty 3080 La Selva, Suite 16 San Mateo CA 94403 Business #: 415-312-8471 Hotline/Crisis: 415-312-8515

  • Sor Juana Ines'Services for Abused Women P.O. Box 789 San Mateo CA 94401 Business #: 415-342-6609 Hotline/Crisis: (800)300-1080

  • Rainbow Services P.O. Box 1925 San Pedro CA 90733 Business #: 213-548-5450 Hotline/Crisis: 213-547-9394

  • Marin Abused Women's Services 1717 5th Avenue San Rafael CA 94801 Business #: 415-457-2464 Hotline/Crisis: 415-924-6616

  • Shelter Services for Women, Inc. P.O. Box 1536 Santa Barbara CA 93102 Business #: 805-963-4458 Hotline/Crisis: 805-964-5245

  • Women's Crisis Support 1025 Center Santa Cruz CA 95060 Business #: 408-425-5525 Hotline/Crisis: 408-429-1478

  • Shelter Services for Women: Santa Maria P.O. Box 314 Santa Maria CA 93456 Business #: 805-963-4458 Hotline/Crisis: 805-964-5245

  • Sojourn Services P.O. Box 5597 Santa Monica CA 90409 Business #: 310-399-9232 Hotline/Crisis: 310-392-9896

  • YWCA Women's Emergency Shelter Program P.O. Box 7164 Santa Rosa CA 95407 Business #: 707-546-7115 Hotline/Crisis: 707-546-1234

  • Interval House Crisis Shelters P.O. Box 3356 Seal Beach CA 90740 Business #: 310-594-9492 Hotline/Crisis: 310-594-4555 Toll Free #: (714)891-8121

  • Mother Lode Women's Center P.O. Box 663 Sonora CA 95370 Business #: 209-532-4746 Hotline/Crisis: 209-532-4707

  • Human Options, Inc. P.O. Box 9445 South Laguna CA 92677 Business#: 714-497-7017 Hotline/Crisis: 714-494-5367

  • So. Lake Tahoe Women's Center 3140 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe CA 96150 Business #: 916-544-2118 Hotline/Crisis: 916-544-4444

  • Women's Center of San Joaquin 620 North San Joaquin Stockton CA 95204 Business #: 209-941-2611 Hotline/Crisis: 209-465-4878

  • Solano County Economic Opportunity Council Domestic Violence Program 207 Marina Center Suisun CA 94585 Business #: 707-427-5950 Hotline/Crisis: 707-429-HELP

  • Lassen Family Services, Inc. P.O. Box 701 Susanville CA 96130 Business #: 916-257-4599 Hotline/Crisis: 916-257-5004

  • Project Sanctuary, Inc. P.O. Box 995 Ukiah CA 95482 Business #: 707-462-9196 Hotline/Crisis: (800)575-HELP

  • Sanctuary in Abused Family Emergencies (SAFE) 502 Virginia Street Vallejo CA 94590 Business#: 707-648-SAFE Hotline/Crisis: 707-648-SAFE

  • Family Violence Project 6851 Lennox Avenue Van Nuys CA 91405 Business#: 818-908-5007 Hotline/Crisis: 818-908-5007

  • Ventura County Coalition Against Household Violence 4882 McGrath, Suite 240 Ventura CA 93003 Business #: 805-656-3443 Hotline/Crisis: 805-656-1111

  • Family Services of Tulare County P.O. Box 510 Visalia CA 93279 Business #: 209-732-2514 Hotline/Crisis: 209-732-5941

  • The Emergency Shelter Project P.O. Box 510 Visalia Ca 93279 Business#: 209-732-2514 Hotline/Crisis: 209-732-5941

  • Blanca Tavera Defensa de Mujeres 406 Main St. Room 326 Watsonville CA 95076 Business #: 408-722-4532 Hotline/Crisis: 408-722-4532

  • Human Response Network-Family Crisis Line P.O. Box 2370 Weaverville CA 96093 Business #: 916-623-2024 Hotline/Crisis: 916-623-HELP

  • San Gabriel Valley YWCA P.O. Box 1464 West Covina CA 91793 Business #: 818-915-5191 Hotline/Crisis: 818-967-0658

  • Women's and Children's Crisis Shelter, Inc. P.O. Box 404 Whittier CA 90608 Business #: 213-945-3937 Hotline/Crisis: 213-945-3939

  • Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Center 927 Main St., Suite A Woodland CA 95616 Business #: 916-661-6337 Hotline/Crisis: 916-662-1133

  • Siskiyou Somestic Violence Program P.O. Box 1679 Yreka CA 96097 Business #: 916-842-6629 Hotline/Crisis: 916-842-4068

  • Casa de Esperanza P.O. Box 56 Yuba City CA 95992 Business #: 916-674-5400 Hotline/Crisis: 916-674-2040



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