There is help available.
Hope and healing from abuse is possible. You deserve to live your life free from abuse.
Domestic Violence Services and Confidential Shelters (FREE)
These hotlines are answered by trained
professionals 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Multiple languages available. These organizations offer confidential shelter, counseling, legal assistance, and much more.
For a list of all of the shelters participating in the SoCal Safe Shelter Collaborative shelter bed referrals program, visit here.
YWCA of San Diego County (Central)
Community Resource Center (North County) 877-633-1112
Women’s Resource Center (North County)
Center for Community Solutions (Coastal)
Who's In Jail?
Would you like to know if a person who was recently arrested in San Diego County is still in jail? You can look up an inmate here.
How Will I Know When a Prisoner is Released?
Would you like to be notified when an inmate's status changes? VINE is a free anonymous service that will alert you when a prisoner is:
pending release (for sentenced prisoners with scheduled release dates)
transferred to another jail or prison
You can register your email address and/or phone number to get alerts here.
(VINE is short for Victim Information and
Notification Everyday system.)
You may also register by calling VINE toll-free
Restraining Order Help
You can get FREE help with a restraining order application if you are a victim of domestic violence. Filing and service of these orders is also free for domestic violence survivors.
Dedicated to providing financial compensation for many crime-related expenses. Victims who suffer physical injury, threat of physical injury or emotional injury as a direct result of a violent crime may qualify for assistance.
Local Claims Unit: 619-531-3915
San Diego County District Attorney’s Office
San Diego Family Justice Center (Central)
619-533-3592 (Military Liaison)
Jewish Family Services – Project Sarah
(serves all survivors regardless of religion)
Southern Indian Health Council
Indian Health Council
License to Freedom (serves immigrants and refugees)
Rancho Coastal Humane Society
Animal Safehouse Program (North County)
Stalking Information Line -SD District Attorney’s Office
San Diego LGBT Community Center
San Diego City Attorney’s Office,
Victim Services Coordinators
Safe at Home - Confidential Mailing 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 http://www.sos.ca.gov/safeathome/applicants-participants.htm for information and a local enrolling agency.
Child Welfare Services
Local SD County resources and the Child Abuse Hotline
Chadwick Center for Children and Families-RCHD
North County 760-967-7082
South Bay 619-420-5611
Aging and Independence Services
Resources for elders (65+) and dependent adults and the Adult Protective Services Hotline
Mental Health and Substance Use Resources
National helpline for mental health and/or substance use disorders 24/7, confidential, free, English and Spanish
San Diego Methamphetamine Hotline
877/NO-2-METH or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Access and Crisis Line
24/7 support and referrals to services in San Diego County