Here you will find programs for women, men and family victims of domestic violence. This list was updated in October 2012 and considered the only updated and most comprehensive list of domestic violence resources within the county of Sacramento. Included are hotlines for immediate assistance and you can look at the Emergency Shelter for Men list for other safe place options. We have included domestic violence resources for statistical research and organizations to help you become involved in advocating against domestic violence. You are encouraged to read Dance with Danger. Also, read what Sandra Orozco-Stapleton and Erin Pizzy have said and advocated about for all victims of domestic violence. Society would greatly benefit if organizations, websites and state-of-minds would remove language such as "women of abuse" and include men, women and children of abuse.
After you find the help you need, you may also want to sign up on the waiting list for these shelters
Sin by Silence From behind prison walls, Sin by Silence
reveals the lives of extraordinary women
who advocate for a future free from
Sandra Orozco-Stapleton Foundation
Sandra founded Women Escaping A
Violent Environment (WEAVE) in 1976.
"domestic violence is not always a simple
matter of an abuser using power to control
a passive victim. By self-report, many of the
women seeking shelter were active participants
in mutual abuse." Read more>>
Erin Pizzey founded
Chiswick Women’s Aid, the first refuge for
battered wives."we should not be arguing
about men hitting women or women hitting
men but that we need to recognize that
domestic violence is not and never has been
a gender issue – girls and boys exposed to
violence in early childhood often grow up to
repeat what they have learned." Read more>>
Dance with Danger: A story of domestic
abuse and survival (From Sacramento, CA.)
Single mother and Counselor Keisha Allen
shares with us in this memoir very intimate
details of how the verbally abusive
relationship can control the mind and every aspect of one's
life. She includes pertinent information that shows how
the verbally and emotionally abusive relationship is just as
dangerous and as common as a physically abusive one.
Dance with Danger a story of domestic abuse and survival
is a love story with a tainted twist.
Abuse Helpline for Men and Women Ph. 1-888-7HELPLINE (1-888-743-5754)
"Extensive research has shown that men are at risk for sustaining partner violence in their relationships, yet few studies have investigated their experiences, and there are few resources available to such men."
My Sister's House 3053 Freeport Boulevard, NO. 120, Sacramento, CA 95818
Hotline (916) 428-3271 24hrs
Office line: (916) 930-0626 Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Multilingual help line for English and Non-English speaking Men and Women.
Emergency shelter and referrals for Men and Women victims of domestic violence.
Women Escaping A Violent Environment (W. E. A. V. E.)
Domestic violence shelter and support services for Men, Women and children.
1900 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 Business
Ph. (916) 448-2321
Support Line: (916) 920-2952
Toll Free: 866-920-2952, T.D.D. (916) 443-3715
*Sandra Orozco - Stapleton Foundation
"Sandra’s original Gender-Inclusive vision was to provide compassionate treatment for the entire family in cases of mutual abuse. What she knew from the heart in 1976 has been verified by three decades of studies – most domestic violence is not a simple matter of a “Villain and a Victim” More>>
Peace for Families 408 Folsom Road, Roseville, CA 95678
Ph. (916) 773-7273
Support for Men, Women and Children victims of domestic violence.
Generally, serves only the Placer county area. For families and their children who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Can provide referrals to help abusers to stop abusing.
InterTribal Council of California
2755 Cottage Way, Suite 14, Sacramento, CA 95825
Ph. (916) 973-9581 Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Self referral can be made. Provides help and referrals for Men, Women and Children victims of domestic violence.
"The ITCC Family Violence Prevention & Services Program provides emergency food, clothing, shelter and transportation services to victims of family violence."
§ Yolo County DV and Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County 933 Court Street - Woodland, CA 95695
Ph. Business: (530) 661-6336
Crisis Lines: 530-662-1133 or 916-371-1907(Se Habla Espanol)
This organization does not provide shelter or bed space for male victims of DV.
24-Hour Crisis Line:
Emotional support and information and referral for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Alternatives to Violence Program:
A 52 week program which teaches anger management and also breaks the controlling behaviors which drive them to have a battering personality.
Concerned Advocates Responding to Emergencies (CARE):
Advocacy for victims of sexual assault, including hospital and court accompaniment.
Community Education and Outreach Programs:
Presentations on domestic violence, sexual assault, and dating violence are offered to schools, businesses, organizations, and community groups.
Counseling and Support Groups: FREE and in English and Spanish.
Peer counseling, support groups, and short-term individual counseling for children and adults.
§ Government Assisted Agencies Serving Victims of Domestic Violence
Sacramento Police Department
5770 Freeport Boulevard, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95822
Emergency - 911
Emergency (cell#) (916) 732-0100, Non Emergency (916) 264-5471
This is the place to call if you are within the "city limits" and need domestic violence help right away.
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, County of Sacramento Domestic Violence Restraining Order FORMS/Class - DV Information and forms for Self-Help.
"The Sacramento Superior Court offers a free class on form preparation, Monday and Friday, excluding court holidays, at 8:45 a.m.(No late admittance). A Spanish Interpreter is available at the class. This class is for both men and women and is held in the Self Help Computer Room, Room 113A, on the first floor of the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse , 3341 Power Inn Road." More>>
The Effort's Professional Mental Health Counseling 8233 East Stockton Boulevard, Suite D, Sacramento, CA 95828
Ph. (916) 368-3080
Professional short-term counseling in specialized problem areas including domestic violence. Accepts medi-cal, credit cards, EAP and you may telephone for other billing options. More>>
§ Men's Groups in the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Classes in Folsom for Men 1000 Duchow way Folsom, CA 95630
Ph. Cell: 707-291-9403
M.E.N. (men evolving nonviolently)
Classes will held on Wednesday night from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Folsom Masonic Center. Men of all ages are welcome. There is a 12 week minimum commitment.
Sliding scale fee.
Domestic Violence - Another Perspective. Compiled information, books and resources on the issue of domestic violence. Includes statistics, research and Women as Batters information.
Battered Men - The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence - Help for Battered Men - National and International Resources. Provides a resource listing for battered men's shelters and also provides local listings as well".
California Men’s Center
932 C Street, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92101
Ph. (619) 231-1909
Offers information, referral services, mediation preparation, individual coaching, support groups, DNA paternity testing, outreach, education, and advocacy. NOTE: Pro-women ideologies control most major funding sources. For example, California prohibits the use of state funds to provide domestic violence services specifically for men and boys over the age of 12 who are victims of domestic violence. We help men, their families, and the women that love them.
Men Stopping Violence
2785 Lawrenceville Hwy., Suite 112, Decatur, GA 30033
Ph. (404) 270-9894 Toll free: 1-866-717-9317
"Men Stopping Violence is a social change organization dedicated to ending men's violence against women." Even though this organization is located in GA., it does provide a lot of efforts and resources in preventing domestic violence throughout the United States.
The Greenbook Initiative National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges - Family Violence Department
P.O. Box 8970, Reno, NV 89507
This program is designed to work with the professionals who are assisting victims of domestic violence.
California Department of Justice Attn: Public Inquiry Unit
P.O. Box 944255, Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
Ph. (916) 322-3360 or Toll free: 1-800-952-5225
"Facts - Domestic Violence: Other California Department of Justice Programs".
California Victim Compensation & Government Claims Board P. O. Box 3036, Sacramento, CA 95812-3036
Ph. 1-800-777-9229 916-874-5701 For DV: (916) 6171
Assists victims of: Domestic violence - Child abuse - Assault - Sexual assault - Molestation - Homicide - Robbery - Drunk driving - Vehicular manslaughter.
Give Back a Smile Ph. 1-800-773-4227
Restores smiles of survivors of intamint parteners violence. Go to: www.aacd.com and place curser on "GIVE BACK A SMILE". On the drop down menu, click "About" to locate Domestic Violence eligibility information and application.
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