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.