Domestic/Partner Violence

Immediate Support for Domestic/Partner Violence

YWCA Support Line: (800) 572-2782

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

Next Door Solutions (NDS) is a domestic violence agency in Santa Clara County that helps survivors and families move out of crisis and violence and into safety, stability and self-sufficiency.
Website: Next Door Solutions
24/7 Crisis Hotline: (408) 279-2962

Legal Aid


YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley Legal Services helps survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking file for restraining and/or civil harassment orders. We also assist survivors in filing limited family law paperwork, and accompany them to court in criminal, civil and family law hearings.
Services offered in multiple languages.
Office is in Sunnyvale, open on Fridays.
Website: YWCA Legal Services

Bay Area Legal Aid

BayLegal’s Domestic Violence Prevention Project takes a holistic approach to representing survivors from all walks of life. The family law unit’s services are designed to empower survivors with the information and options they need to stop the abuse and build safe, stable lives for themselves and their children. The project offers free legal assistance in obtaining restraining orders, divorces, support orders, safe custody, and visitation orders.
Services offered in multiple languages.
Domestic Violence Hotline: (888) 330-1940
Website: Bay Area Legal Aid Domestic Violence Prevention

Santa Clara County Restraining Order Self-Help Center

Website: Restraining Order Self-Help Center
They recommend bringing your own interpreter as court interpreters may not be available.

Legal Advocates for Children & Youth (LACY)

LACY advances the legal rights of children and youth. They provide: Free and confidential legal assistance to children and youth in juvenile dependency, family law, probate guardianship, education matters and numerous other practice areas; advocacy to improve court and community systems designed to protect and promote child welfare; and workshops to educate youth, parents, caregivers and members of the community about issues impacting child welfare and legal rights.
Website: Legal Advocates for Children and Youth

Crisis Helplines

Mental health resources that can #BeTheDifference when you need it most.

Call 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

9-8-8 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides free, confidential support 24/7 to people in suicide crisis or mental health distress across the United States. Call 9-8-8 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for support.

SAMHSA National Helpline 1-800-622-4357

The SAMHSA National Helpline is a free, confidential information service that provides treatment and support referrals 24/7 to people facing mental illness and addictions. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for support.

Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line provides free, confidential support via text message 24/7 to those in crisis situations. Text HOME to 741741 for support.

The Trevor Project Logo

The Trevor Project provides free, confidential support 24/7 to LGBTQ youth via a helpline, text and online instant messaging system. Call 1-866-488-7386 for support.

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