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Womens Center YFS - Sexual Assault Helpline offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We are here to help everyone...


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Contra Costa Crisis Center provides 24/7, free and confidential support by phone and text message (SMS). We help everyone in...


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Crisis Support Service of Alameda County offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone and text message...


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The San Diego Access and Crisis Line (ACL) has been serving the people of San Diego County since 1997. The ACL provides...


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WEAVE provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone and online chat. We help everyone, including the...


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PREVAIL, previously known as the Women's Center YFS Domestic Violence Helpline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and...


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Inland SoCal Crisis Helpline provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We help everyone in Inland...


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Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Redwood Community Crisis Services is the sole provider of emergency crisis response in...


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Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We...


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Marin County Buckelew Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone....


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El Dorado County Behavioral Health Division (South Lake Tahoe) offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We help...


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Siskiyou County Crisis Service is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We support everyone in...


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Children of the Night is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone. We are here for...


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Community Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We are here to help everyone in California,...


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Community Action Marin Warmline offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We exist to help everyone in...


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Contact Cares offers confidential help lines for individuals of all ages. Trained volunteers provide supportive listening,...


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NAMI Santa Clara County Helpline serves as a resource center for anyone seeking mental health-related information or support....


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Every day in San Diego County, current and former service members and their families deal with the complex maze of issues that...


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My Sisters House Support Line provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We exist to help adults in...


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New Hope Crisis Counseling Hotline offers free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We support everyone with a...


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YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley is dedicated to providing 24/7 free and confidential support over phone and online chat. We...


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California Youth Crisis Line provides 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We...


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StarVista Crisis Center's 24/7 crisis hotline provides crisis intervention, suicide prevention, nonjudgmental support, and...


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Placer County Koinonia Family Services Hotline offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We exist...


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Abuse and domestic violence hotlines are available in California, United States

Domestic abuse is any action or behaviour from a partner or spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend or family member that aims to control you. For some, this is physical violence, for others it takes the form of verbal, emotional, sexual or financial abuse.

One in three women and one in three men have experienced abuse or domestic violence. You might be afraid of reaching out for support. However, there are people who are equipped and willing to help you. Consider reaching out to any of the 28 hotlines in California, United States who with abuse and domestic violence if you are experiencing these signs:

  • Your partner/family member has told you they will commit suicide if you leave
  • Your partner/family member humiliates you, insults you and puts you down
  • Being taken advantage of financially
  • You are being controlled by your partner/family member
  • Your partner/family member blames you for how they behave
  • Fear of your partner/family member much of the time
  • Your partner/family member hurts you or is threatening to hurt you
  • You are being isolated from friends and family members

After months or years of abusive behaviour from your partner or family member, you might doubting yourself and your sanity. However, this is your abuser talking. The abuse, and everything associated with it, is not your fault.

You might feel insecure and unsure what the right thing to do in your situation is. Fortunately, there are professionals and volunteers in California, United States who have experience helping domestic violence and abuse victims. They could help you find your way towards a better life.

Consider contacting a hotline in California, United States right away for free, private help with abuse and domestic violence.


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