San Diego Regional Guide Domestic Violence Resources

Domestic Violence SERVICES and Shelters

YWCA of San Diego County (Central) 619/234-3164

Center for Community Solutions (East County) 619/697-7477, 888/385-4657

Center for Community Solutions (North County) 760/747-6282, 888/385-4657

Community Resource Center (North County) 877/633-1112

Women’s Resource Center (North County) 760/757-3500

Center for Community Solutions (Coastal) 858/272-5777, 888/385-4657

South Bay Community Services (South County) 800/640-2933

Other Domestic Violence Services (Partial list)

San Diego Family Justice Center (Central) 619/533-6000

Jewish Family Services – Project Sarah 858/637-3200

Southern Indian Health Council 619/445-1188

Indian Health Council 760/749-1410

License to Freedom 619/401-2800

Rancho Coastal Humane Society - Animal Safehouse Program (North County) 760/753-6413

Stalking Information Line (County of San Diego District Attorney’s Office) 619/515-8900

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, (LGBTQ) Community Center 619/692-2077

SD District Attorney’s Office, Victim Assistance Program:
Central: 619/531-4041, East: 619/441-4538, Juvenile: 858/694-4595, South: 619/498-5650, North: 760/806-4079

Other 24-hour Hotlines (Partial list)

Access & Crisis Line 888/724-7240

Children Welfare Services & the Child Abuse Hotline 800/344-6000

Aging and Independence Services & Adult Protective Services 800/510-2020

Center for Community Solutions - Sexual Assault Crisis Line 888/385-4657

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ) Heidorn 858/212-LIFE (5433)

National DV Crisis Intervention, Information and Referral 800/799-SAFE (7233)

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) Hotline 800/656-HOPE (4673)

211 211 (cell 800-227-0997)

Meth Hotline 877/NO-2-METH (877-662-6384)


National Domestic Violence Hotline 800/799-7233

Access & Crisis 24-Hour Hotline 888/724-7240

Casa Familiar 619/428-1115

Chicano Federation of San Diego County, Inc. 619/285-5600

Rady Children’s Hospital, Chadwick Center - Trauma Counseling Program 858/966-5803

North County Lifeline 760/726-4900

San Diego Family Justice Center 619/533-6000

South Bay Community Services 24-Hour Hotline and Services 800/640-2933


For referrals for family service and advocacy centers serving Camp Pendleton, MCAS Miramar, MCRD, Naval Base San Diego, NAS North Island, & Sub Base Fleet: Call Military OneSource at 800/342-9647 (24-hour hotline, not confidential)

You may call the Family Justice Center Military Liaison 619/533-3592 (confidential) or National DV Hotline 800/799-7233.


Child Welfare Services & the Child Abuse Hotline 800/344-6000

District Attorney’s Office Child Abduction Unit 619/531-4345

Rady Children’s Hospital, Chadwick Center - Trauma Counseling Program (Main Center) 858/966-5803

Rady Children’s Hospital, Chadwick Center - Trauma Counseling Program (South) 619/420-5611

Rady Children’s Hospital, Chadwick Center - Trauma Counseling Program (North) 760/967-7082, opt 3


National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Safety Planning

Taking the time to think about steps to increase your safety and the safety of your children is important, whether you have left, are considering leaving, or are currently in an abusive relationship. You may call a domestic violence advocacy agency to assist you in safety planning. Call (800) 799-SAFE (800-799-7233) to speak with a confidential advocate or to be referred to an agency that specializes in domestic violence.

You may also contact the Domestic Violence Service hotlines 
listed in the top section on Page 1. The National DV Hotline’s website for safety planning ideas and steps for internet safety:

Jail & Prison Notification

Inmates may be released at any time of the day. You may register an email address and/or telephone number(s) with VINE (“Victim Information and Notification every day”) in order to be notified when an inmate is to be released, is pending release, or when they are to be transferred to a facility in another county or state prison. Call VINE toll-free at (877) 411-5588 or visit to register online for this notification.

You may also visit “Who’s in Jail” to see current custody status

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office offers an online resource providing information about a defendant’s pending court appearance:

Domestic Violence Shelters

There are shelters in San Diego County specifically geared to assisting domestic violence victims. In addition to housing and accommodations, most provide such services as support and information, legal assistance, and counseling. To contact Domestic Violence Services and Shelters, see that section of this guide for current shelter hotline numbers.

Ordering Police Report(s)

Domestic Violence victims have a right to one free copy of their police report. Contact the responding law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction in which the incident occurred. Requests for reports can be made to most jurisdictions through the mail or in-person. The following information is necessary to request a report copy: name of the parties involved, date and location of the incident, and the report number if available. Bring identification if you go in-person to pick up your report.

Safe at Home - Confidential Mailing Address

Program participants are provided with a confidential mailing address, at no cost, so that may use this instead of their home address. This mail forwarding program allows participants to safeguard their address when receiving first-class mail, opening a bank account, completing a confidential name change, filling out government documents, registering to vote, getting a driver’s license, enrolling a child in school, and
more. You may call toll-free at (877) 322-5227 or visit for information and a local enrolling agency.


You can file for a restraining order at no cost. There are also no cost domestic violence clinics available to assist you in the application process. For a list of updated TRO Clinics and Family Law Facilitators, locations and hours visit following website: and select the “Family” tab and then select “Domestic Violence.” You may also visit for more information on seeking a restraining order.

Arrive a minimum of two hours before the clinic closes. Be prepared to spend a minimum of one-half of a day to a full day at the court to obtain your restraining order. Space is limited at child care facilities at each courthouse. You are encouraged to make other child care arrangements.

Things to bring with you when you complete your paperwork, if available: The address for the person you would like restrained; date of birth for the person you would like restrained; physical description of the person you would like restrained; photographs of any injuries (if applicable); and a copy of the police
report(s) if any.