Do you know you need help, but aren't sure what you need? Or do you need to call outside of most normal business hours?
National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7 - 1-800-799-7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7 - 800-799-7233
Trans LifeLine is 24/7 and staffed exclusively by trans operators - 1-877-565-8860
StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence is available 7:00 am to 10:00 pm CT, and specifically for Native American communities - 1−844-762-8483
National Parent Helpline for emotional support and advocacy for parents Monday through Friday 12:00 pm to 9:00 am CT - 1-855-427-2736
Not able to talk on the phone?
Survivors can chat with The Hotline online through their website at www.thehotline.org, or text “loveis” to 22522.
Are you unsafe at home?
Asian Women’s Shelter -1-877-751-0880 (24-hour hotline). AWS shelter services are open to all survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, including to those with disabilities. Other non-shelter services, including community-building activities and our crisis hotline are open to anyone.For more information, go to http://sfaws.org/programs/direct-services.aspx
Riley Center at the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco - 415-225-0165 (24-hour outline) offers emergency shelter, housing safety planning, counseling, support groups, case management, and other services for domestic violence survivors. For more information, go to https://svdp-sf.org/what-we-do/riley-center/
La Casa de las Madres provides emergency shelter, legal assistance, and counseling, support groups, case management and other services for domestic violence survivors. For more information, go to https://www.lacasa.org/
Make a safety plan.
If you need help making a plan, call one of the above hotlines or text “loveis” to 22522.
- Find your people: Ask yourself, "Who do you trust? Who knows about your situation? Who has shown up for you in the past? Who has offered support?"
- What you need to bring: Medications, birth certificates for yourself & your children, bank and credit cards, items of sentimental value.
- Hide your go-bag: Ask yourself, "Can I safely pack this bag? If I can, where can I hide this bag?"
- Leaving the house: Can you say you're going to the store, a doctor visit, for a walk, or something like that and leave the residence, even temporarily, to make calls/get some alone time?
- When to enact the plan: Ask, "Do I feel unsafe? Is my partner's behavior/abuse escalating? Can I get out safely? Can I contact my safe person for help?"
- TRUST YOUR GUT: If your intuition is telling you to leave, or that you are in danger, or that you need help, listen!