October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but the victims of abuse live with it everyday of the year. Below is a guide to help those being affected by domestic violence in the San Jose, California area. Please browse safely, as abusers often check search and webpage histories. Before you begin to look for resources, learn how to clear your internet history.
Asian Women’s Home
Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
2400 Moorpark Ave, Room 210
San Jose, CA 95128
24-hour hotline: 408-975-2739
AACI created a domestic violence program in 1986 to help Asian American victims in the San Jose area. They provide several services to the Asian American community, including an emergency shelter, support groups, translation help, and legal advocacy.
P.O. Box 546
Morgan Hill, CA 95038
24-hour hotline: 1-877-END-SADV (1-877-363-7238)
Community Solutions began as a teen center in 1972 and now serves South Santa Clara County and San Benito County. They have several locations throughout the area. They offer domestic violence victims emergency shelter, counseling, and legal assistance.
Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County
W. Robert Morgan Legal Services Center
480 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95112
This organization provides free legal services of all kinds to low-income individuals, but they do help victims of domestic violence pursue and obtain restraining orders. You will have to bring documentation that your income is no more than $10 an hour.
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
234 E. Gish Road, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95112
24-hour hotline: 408-279-2962
Founded in 1971, Next Door was the first English/Spanish speaking shelter in the nation for victims of domestic violence. Aside from shelter services, Next Door also offers victims advocacy, support groups, and programs for children and teens.
Victim Advocate – Domestic Violence Unit
Domestic Violence Unit Family Violence Division
70 West Hedding Street
San Jose, CA 95110
This is the unit of the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office that prosecutes domestic violence crimes. They will review each case and decide the appropriate charges to file. They have paralegals and victim’s advocates available that will explain the process to you step-by-step.
YWCA Support Network
1257 Tasman Drive, Suite C
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
24-hour hotline: 1-800-572-2782
The Support Network was started in 1979 and is now a part of the YWCA of Silicon Valley. They have a comprehensive domestic violence program that includes clinical counseling, children’s therapy, teen dating violence prevention, and victim advocacy.
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