“With the help of SAY San Diego, I have learned to not allow anybody to dominate or control me nor my life. I am able now to look for red flags and advocate for my children and self. I learned how to provide a safe home for my kids by myself, because now I am a fighter.”

Female Client, 32 age


National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Domestic Violence Hotline TTY 1-800-787-3224
Access & Crisis 24-Hour Hotline Habla español 888-724-7240

Domestic Violence Services and Shelters

Casa Familiar Habla español 619-428-1115
Chicano Federation of San Diego County, Inc. Habla español 619-285-5600
Center for Community Solutions Coastal 858-272-5777 or 888-385-4657
Center for Community Solutions East County 619-697-7477 or 888-385-4657
Center for Community Solutions North County 760-747-6282 or 888-385-4657
Community Resource Center North County 877-633-1112
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Community Center LGBTQ 619-692-2077
North County Lifeline Habla español 760-726-4900
Rady Children’s Hospital, Chadwick Center, Trauma Counseling Program Habla español 858-966-5803
Rancho Coastal Humane Society North County, Animal Safehouse Program 760-753-6413
San Diego Family Justice Center Central Confidential services to military service members 619-533-6000
South Bay Community Services South County 800-640-2933
Women’s Resource Center North County 760-757-3500
YWCA of San Diego County Central 619-234-3164

Make a Safety Plan

If you think you might be in danger, make a plan! Have the following:

  • Packed bag at a friend’s house
  • Set of keys hidden outside
  • List of emergency contact info
  • Bank account with money in your name
  • Planned and practiced escape route
  • For you and your children: birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver’s license, passports, green card/work permit, welfare ID, money, checkbook, credit cards, school registration, restraining orders, etc.

Plan de Seguridad: Si usted cree que puede estar en peligro, haga un plan! Tenga la siguiente:

  • Una maleta en casa de un amigo(a)
  • Set de jugeo de llaves extra
  • Lista de información de contacto de emergencia
  • Cuenta bancaria con el dinero a su nombre
  • Ruta de escape planeada y practicada
  • Para usted y sus hijos: certificados de nacimiento, tarjetas de Seguro Social, licencia de conducir, pasaportes, tarjetas de residencia o permiso de trabajo, identificación de welfare, dinero, cheques, tarjetas de crédito, registro escolar, órdenes de restricción, etc.