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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)


Center for Community Solutions (East County) 619-697-7477, 888-385-4657

Center for Community Solutions (North County) 760-747-6282, 888-385-4657

Community Resource Center (North County) 877-633-1112

Women’s Resource Center (North County)


Center for Community Solutions (Coastal)

858-272-5777, 888-385-4657

South Bay Community Services (South County) 800-640-2933, 619-420-3620

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: 

  • released

  • 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

at 877-411-5588.

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

CalVCB Customer Service: 1-800-777-9229  Visit:

One Safe Place - North County Family Justice Center



Your Safe Place - San Diego Family Justice Center (downtown)

619-533-6000 (Main Number)

San Diego County District Attorney’s Office

Victim Assistance Program:

Central: 619-531-4041

East: 619-441-4538

Juvenile: 858-694-4595

South: 619-498-5650

North: 760-806-4079

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 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

Central 858-966-5803

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

Access and Crisis Line

24/7 support and referrals to services in San Diego County


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