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Confidential Community Resources

Alameda County

  • Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR) is Alameda County’s community rape crisis center offering advocacy and counseling to folks in Alameda County who have experienced sexual violence. BAWAR has a 24/7 crisis line in both English and Spanish.
  • Family Violence Law Center (FVLC) provides survivor-centered legal advocacy and assistance for individuals who have experienced intimate partner violence or sexual assault. They have a 24/7 crisis line for people living in Alameda County.
  • Alameda County Family Justice Center provides access to 80 community agencies and programs that provide healing, support and resources to people impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, elder and dependent adult abuse, and stalking.
  • A Safe Place is an Oakland based domestic violence agency that provides an emergency domestic violence shelter for women with children, 24/7 crisis line, mental health services, and community outreach programs.
  • Deaf Hope is a center providing culturally specific services to deaf survivors of interpersonal violence and their children.
  • Narika is an agency providing multicultural services for people who have experienced intimate partner violence. Narika offers support groups, seed programs and a helpline particularly for immigrants from South Asian communities.
  • Ruby’s Place is a free, multi-population program serving women, men, transgender people and accompanied minors who have experienced domestic violence, human trafficking or both. Shelter and 24/7 crisis line offered.
  • Shalom Bayit strives for social change and offers confidential peer counseling, support, information, referrals, and advocacy for women identified folk in the Jewish community. Healing support groups are offered in the East Bay, SF, Marin, and the Peninsula.

Population Specific Resources in Neighboring Counties

  • Asian Women’s Shelter is an agency in SF with a specific focus towards addressing the cultural and language needs of immigrant, refugee, and U.S.-born Asian women and their children. Offering shelter, advocacy and a 24/7 crisis hotline.
  • Community United Against Violence (CUAV) centers and provides support to low income LGBTQ+ survivors of violence. CUAV Offers support groups and peer based advocacy-counseling.
  • LGBTQ Psychotherapists of color is a website linking users to QTPOC therapists and mental health providers in the greater Bay Area regions.
  • My Sister’s House is an agency in Sacramento providing support groups, shelter for trafficking survivors, transitional housing, work programs and language services for Asian, Pacific Islander and other underserved woman identified folks impacted by domestic violence.

National Resources

If you’re looking for support anywhere outside of the Bay Area, PATH to Care Center advocates or National Resources can connect you to a confidential resource in your area.

  • Equal Rights Advocates provides a multi-lingual advice and counseling line (1-800-839-4372), where you can leave a message and receive advice and information on your legal rights regarding sexual harassment.
  • RAINN partners with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country that can provide support in your local community.
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline has a list of state coalitions who can assist survivors with finding local programs.