Member support resources - Abuse

This list includes resources compiled by Community Support and GGMG members. If you are a GGMG member requiring extra support, please contact communitysupport@ggmg.org

If you would like to add to the list or make a suggestion, please contact resourcelist@ggmg.org

**GGMG Members** are noted
**Member recommended** vendors have been mentioned on the forums

Crisis Numbers

Do not hesitate to call 911 if you fear for the safety of you or your child.

SF Adult Protective Services (415) 557-5230 or (800) 814-0009 (if an adult is being abused)
Child abuse/neglect hotlines: (800) 856-5553 or (800)735-2922 (TTY)

24 hour crisis line, Woman, Inc.: (415) 864-4722
Shelter, La Casa De Las Madres: (877) 503-1850
Domestic Violence Unit, SFPD: (415)553-9225
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
Talkline: (415) 441-5437

Further information on most of these resources is available below. Also, here are some documents that may be useful:
- Personal Safety Plan
- Internet Safety
- Safety Tips
- SafeStart Adult Safety plan (Page 1 and Page 2)

Domestic Abuse Prevention/Support Organizations

Family and Children Services (Child Welfare) **Member recommended**
Government agency supporting families and children in SF. Provides crisis and counseling, support, information and resources.
24 hour Hotline: (800) 856-5553 -- Phones are answered by a live person. You can also make a confidential report if you suspect a child is being abused.
Family Resource Centers provide resources, childcare, counseling and information - www.sfhsa.org/195.htm

San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center **Member recommended**
Organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect, the promotion of healthy families and the mental health of children.
24 hour Phoneline: (415) 441-KIDS (5437)
TALK Line Family Support Center
1757 Waller Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
talkline@sfcapc.org

La Casa de Las Madres **Member recommended**
The mission of La Casa de las Madres is to respond to calls for help from domestic violence victims, of all ages, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Provides counseling, crisis support, legal support, and shelter for victims of domestic abuse (women, children, teens).
24-hour Crisis Hotline: 1-877-503-1850 (Adult), 1-877-923-0700 (Teen)
Counseling and Supportive Services: 1-415-503-0500
24-hour Emergency Shelter (call crisis hotline to arrange)

San Francisco Police Department - Domestic Violence Response Unit
850 Bryant St, Rm 454
San Francisco, CA 94103
Office hours 0800-1700
Monday through Friday
Telephone (415) 553-9225
email: sfpddvru@yahoo.com

The Riley Center **Member recommended**
St. Vincent de Paul Society offers safe and confidential services for women/children in abusive relationships.
24 hour Crisis hotline: (415) 255-0165
Emergency Shelter (Rosalie House) -- 12 week, 24 bed emergency shelter for women and children, confidentially located in SF. Priority to those in immediate danger.
www.rileycenter.org/services-emergency-shelter.html
Transitional Shelter (Brennan House) -- 31 bed transitional housing program. Women and their children may stay up to 18 months. Confidentially located in SF.
www.rileycenter.org/services-brennan-house.html

Woman, Inc. **Member recommended**
Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent, Inc. (WOMAN, Inc.) has operated since 1978 as a community-based, multi-service agency, serving survivors of domestic violence in San Francisco and the larger Bay Area.
24 hour Crisis hotline: (415) 864-4722, 1-877-DVHELPU
Therapy programs to provide support for domestic abuse survivors (in English and Spanish):
Each Wednesday 11am-12:30pm
333 Valencia Street suite 450
San Francisco CA 94103

National Domestic Abuse Hotline **Member recommended**
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Shalom Bayit
Ending Domestic Violence in Jewish Homes
Toll free helpline
(866) 742-5667 (SHALOM-7)
Peninsula Office: (650) 574-7233 (SAFE)
Outside Bay Area: (510) 451-7233 (SAFE)

Shelters

The Riley Center **Member recommended**
St. Vincent de Paul Society offers safe and confidential services for women/children in abusive relationships.
24 hour Crisis hotline: (415) 255-0165
Emergency Shelter (Rosalie House) -- 12 week, 24 bed emergency shelter for women and children, confidentially located in SF. Priority to those in immediate danger.
www.rileycenter.org/services-emergency-shelter.html
Transitional Shelter (Brennan House) -- 31 bed transitional housing program. Women and their children may stay up to 18 months. Confidentially located in SF.
www.rileycenter.org/services-brennan-house.html

Las Casa de Madres **Member recommended**
1663 Mission Street, Suite 225
San Francisco, CA 94103
Adult Crisis Line 1-877-503-1850
Teen Crisis Line 1-877-923-0700

Asian Women's Shelter **Member recommended**
Provides accessible services for limited and non-English speaking immigrant survivors of domestic violence in the San Francisco Bay Area
24/7 Crisis Hotline: (415) 751-0880

A Woman's Place **Member recommended**
Provides gender-specific emergency shelter and transitional housing in San Francisco, providing a safe haven for homeless women and victims of crimes (domestic violence, rape, sexual assault). Provides comprehensive range of flexible services, including health care, mental health counseling, case management services, and money management.
24-hour Crisis Hotline: (415) 487-2140

Child/Sexual Abuse Prevention/Support Organizations

Child and Adolescent Support Advocacy and Resource Center **Member recommended**
Serves children or adolescents who have been sexually or physically abused or who have witnessed severe violence. Forensic medical and crisis management services available 24 hours/day. Located on the SF General Hospital campus.
Non-emergency situations or advice involving children (24 hours/7 days a week): (415) 206-8386
Non-emergency situations or advice for adults (24 hours/7 days a week): (415) 437-3000
www.casarc.org/help.html

Protecting The Gift, by Gavin de Becker **Member recommended**
Book that deals with violence against children. Guide Aim is to create awareness of potential dangers and provide parents with the knowledge necessary for prevention and control.

Legal Services

Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic **Member recommended**
A collaborative city-wide project which helps domestic violence survivors in San Francisco get restraining orders against their abusers. The services are free and confidential. It is the main way in which women in San Francisco obtain restraining orders.
Call for appt. (415) 864-4722

Family Violence Project **Member recommended**
Organization that provides support, hotline, support groups, advocacy & referrals (including court advocacy), shelter, and transitional housing to victims of domestic abuse.
Confidential 24/7 hotline: (207) 623-3569 or 1-877-890-7788.

Psychiatrists/Psychologists
Wendy Costello (415) 922-7773 **Member recommended**
Laurie Fields, Ph.D (415) 437-3037 **Member recommended**
Vanessa Kelly, Ph.D. (415) 437-3034 **Member recommended**
Laura Wald, PhD. (415) 828-2942 **Member recommended**




Updated September 2014