Prevention, Intervention & Support

Prevention, Intervention & Support

If you or someone you know is the victim of dating/domestic violence, you are not alone. Our counselors are here to help you.  We provide a variety of confidential services, such as  emergency shelter, legal advocacy, support groups and much more.

Counseling and Advocacy Services:

  • Crisis counseling in person, and by telephone on our toll-free 24-hour, bilingual Spanish/English Crisis Line.
  • Safety planning to help individuals and families identify threats to their personal safety and ways to stay and feel safer.
  • Support in finding emergency shelter for individuals and families fleeing domestic violence. For women, transgender women, and their children options may include our confidential apartment-style emergency shelter services.
  • Case management services to meet an individual’s or family’s comprehensive needs through assessment, planning, facilitation, evaluation, advocacy and care coordination activities.
  • Legal information and assistance in filing for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders.
  • Accompaniment to family and criminal courts.
  • Assistance with immigration issues including U-Visas.
  • Individual, family and group therapy to address the long-term effects of domestic violence and promote healing and empowerment.
  • Support Groups for individuals to gain strength and develop supportive bonds by sharing personal stories and learning with one another.
  • Children’s Activity Groups to provide a safe place for children to play and participate in games, art, and guided activities, and to talk with peers about friendships, families, violence, anger, grief, loss, and self-esteem.
  • Life skills development and self-sufficiency workshops to empower individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.
  • Information and education about child support, child custody, divorce, immigration, housing, mental health, and more. Referrals to programs and services that provide support and resources in these areas.
  • Advocacy with the District Attorney’s Office, Police Departments, Adult Probation Department, Social Services, Court Systems; federal, state and local government; faith communities, educational institutions; corporations, and community agencies.
  • Education and information about the dynamics of domestic violence, including the cycle of violence, power and control, forms of abuse, not blaming the victim, self-advocacy, and more.
  • Community outreach and education about human trafficking and the services available for victims in Santa Clara County.

For information call:

Crisis Line: 1-800-572-2782

Business Line: 1-408-295-4011

You are not alone. Help is available.

Note: Not all services can be provided at all times. YWCA Support Services Department is an equal opportunity service provider and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender/gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, immigration status, socio-economic status, familial/marital status, veteran status, medical status, being differently-abled, or any other basis prohibited by law.