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Resources for domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual sexual assault survivors

The County of Santa Clara is committed to connecting survivors to FREE resources in person, online, and by phone—whenever it is safe to reach out. In the County of Santa Clara, local agencies serve survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault. Credible National resources can also provide relief and support. 


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  • Monday – Wednesday 
    9:30 am – 4:30 pm (CLOSED 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm) 
  • Thursday and Friday 
    9:30 am – 10 pm (CLOSED 12:30 pm – 1 pm) 
  • Saturday and Sunday 
    10:00 am – 9:00 pm 

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National Domestic Violence Hotline 

Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) to connect with highly trained expert advocates who are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. They will connect clients to local resources. 

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COVID-19 resources for DV survivors and service providers 

Credible and accurate information related to health and relief for survivors from national experts at Futures Without Violence

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Victim Services Unit 

The Victim Services Unit offers comprehensive advocacy services to all victims of violent crime, including victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. All services are available in person or through phone/video conferencing – including crisis intervention, emergency assistance, court updates, and court escort, victim compensation assistance – are available during the current COVID-19 crisis. VSU is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, and is located at 70 West Hedding Street, Suite 116 (First Floor) in San Jose. For more information, please contact us at (408) 295-2656 or email [email protected]

The Restraining Order Help Center 

Need help filing a Domestic Violence Restraining Order? Visit The Restraining Order Help Center for in-person help Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 3 pm (closed 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm), located at the Family Justice Center Courthouse in downtown San Jose, 201 N. First Street, San Jose. 

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Pro Bono Project  

Talk to an attorney regarding DV/IPV Restraining Orders and custody and visitation issues at no cost for qualifying clients. Call the Pro Bono Project  to apply at 408-998-5298, Monday – Friday 8:30 am -5 pm.

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County of Santa Clara Domestic Violence Agencies listed below are open and supporting clients by phone and online in multiple languages. They can assist survivors connect with critical emergency services, including shelter and food. 

AACI Asian Women's Home 

Location: 2400 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 300, San Jose, CA 95128
24-Hour Hotline: (408) 975-2739 
Languages: English, Vietnamese, Chinese, and other Asian languages 

Community Solutions

Services provided in: Morgan Hill, San Martin, and Gilroy 
24-Hour Hotline: 1-877-363-7238 or 1-877-END-SADV
Languages: English and Spanish

Helpline: 1-888-8MAITRI or 1-888-862-4874
Email: [email protected]
Languages: English, South Asian languages (countries: Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Fiji Islands, amongst others) 

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

Location: 234 E. Gish Road, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95112
24-Hour Hotline: (408) 279-2962
Languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese

YWCA Silicon Valley Domestic Violence Department Support Network Program

Location: 375 South Third Street, San Jose, CA 95112
24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-572-2782
Languages: English
*Please call the hotline if you would like to make an appointment at our Sunnyvale office.

AACI Asian Women's Home - (408) 975-2739 - County of Santa Clara's largest community-based organization focused on the Asian American community. Their programs continue to grow and improve to provide culturally appropriate and linguistically accessible services. 

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence - The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence is a catalyst and advocate for social change through innovative solutions to ensure safety and justice for victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children. 

Child Abuse -This website is intended to assist affiliated healthcare personnel of Stanford University Medical Center with questions about recognition and management of suspected child abuse. 

Child Abuse Prevention Council - The mission of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of County of Santa Clara is to protect children from abuse and neglect by their parents and caregivers, and from the systems designed to protect them. 

Community Solutions - (408) 842-7138 - We provide a comprehensive spectrum of prevention, intervention, treatment, residential and housing services to the communities of South County of Santa Clara, South San Jose and San Benito County. 

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence - A national non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the costs and consequences of partner violence at work - and eliminating it all together. 

Domestic Abuse - This website is intended to assist affiliated healthcare professionals of Stanford University Medical Center with questions about possible management of patient and co-worker domestic abuse and violence. 

Elder Abuse - This website is intended to assist affiliated healthcare professional of Stanford University Medical Center with questions and management about suspected elder and dependent adult abuse. 

Family and Children Services - Since 1948, Family and Children Services has provided health and human services to children, teens, adults, and families in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Our mission is to build strong, safe, and self-sufficient individuals, families, and communities. 

First Strike: The Connection Between Animal Cruelty and Human Violence - The First Strike® campaign was created in 1997 to raise public and professional awareness about the connection between animal cruelty and other violent crime violence and to help communities identify some of the origins of violence, predict its patterns, and prevent its escalation. 

International Children Assistance Network - A non-profit organization with the goal of engaging families to help children become successful and caring leaders of society while providing parents with the confidence and skills to be their own advocates. 

Institute for Collaborative Response - Through participation in this Institute, students will receive specialized training in collaborative practice and service delivery, and on the effects of family violence, system’s response and awareness of victims’ rights. 

Maitri - Helping Women Help Themselves - 888-8-MAITRI - Our organization is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, that primarily helps families from South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka among others) facing domestic violence, emotional abuse, cultural alienation, human trafficking or family conflict. 

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence - Through its key initiatives and special projects, NRCDV works to improve community response to domestic violence and, ultimately, prevent its occurrence. 

National Network to End Domestic Violence - is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. 

National Dating Abuse Helpline - This 24-hour national web-based and telephone resource was created to help teens (ages 13-18) experiencing dating abuse and is the only helpline in the country serving all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence - (408) 279-2962 - Next Door’s programs and services are free-of-charge and designed to empower victims and their families. With a short-term goal to provide safety and a long-term aim to prevent abuse, Next Door’s programs and services include Victim Advocacy, Shelter & Housing, Support Groups, and Children & Youth programs. 

Pro Bono Project - The Pro Bono Project provides quality, caring representation to clients with limited means. Our volunteer attorneys make the courts and the protection of the laws accessible to the most vulnerable members of our community. 

Victim Witness Assistance Program - Crime victims may experience problems and disruptions that require special attention and support. The Victim Witness Assistance Program was created to assure that every possible benefit, service and courtesy is made available to crime victims and witnesses. 

The Initiative Greenbook Initiative - Released in 1999, the Greenbook Initiative offers a comprehensive set of responses designed to eliminate or decrease the enormous risks that battered mothers, caseworkers and judges must take on behalf of children. 

Vine Link (victim information and notification every day) - VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. 

YWCA Silicon Valley - (800) 572-2782 - Our services include a 24-hour toll-free crisis line, an emergency shelter, counseling, information and referrals, support groups, safety planning, legal services and community education presentations. 

Awareness Month campaigns

Find informational guides and best practices from the Office of Gender-Based Violence Prevention.