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Center for Hope and Strength

  • Provides therapy/counseling for victims of domestic violence
  • Conducts Risk Assessments
  • Provide information regarding criminal cases

Children's Hospital

  • Provides therapy/counseling for victims (parents and/or children) of domestic violence for which a police report is necessary
  • Conducts Risk Assessments
  • Advocacy including: court accompaniment; accessing legal, financial, medical, resources; accessing emergency shelter and long term housing; education on victims rights; planning for long term goals; coordination with other providers

City Attorney Advocates (Off Site Partner)

  • Provide referrals, case stats and support to victims in criminal City Attorney cases including domestic violence, child abuse, stalking, same sex domestic violence, violations of restraining orders, vandalism or harassing phone calls
  • Conduct criminal Stay Away Order assessments and make recommendations to the court (only a Judge can lift or modify a Stay Away Order)
  • Provide resources and referrals for additional services (counseling, shelter, TRO)
  • Conduct Risk Assessments
  • Accompany client to criminal court hearings
  • Instructions on how to reach City Attorney Advocates are in the volunteer area

District Attorney Victim Advocates (Off Site Partner)

  • Center for Community Solutions in Collaboration with the DA's Office
  • Assist with elder abuse cases and elders that walk into the Family Justice Center
  • Assist City of San Diego victims 65+ who require multiple services and are without adequate personal or family resources

Dress for Success

  • Promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
  • Services are designed to help clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return for a second suit or separates when she finds work.

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Foundation Legal Center (FLC)

  • Specially trained attorneys and legal interns assist with obtaining temporary restraining orders for victims of domestic violence
  • Prepare and file legal paperwork
  • Give information and referrals on other legal matters
  • Provide court accompaniment when available

Military Advocates - Family Advocacy Program

  • Provides both military and civilian resources and referrals to victims who are either active duty service members, spouse or dependent retirees
  • Conduct Risk Assessments, situation assessments and safety planning
  • Provide information regarding criminal cases

San Diego Domestic Violence Council (SDDVC) (Off Site Partner)

  • Develops, promotes and enhances creative prevention and effective intervention initiatives which will reduce the amount of violence in intimate relationships.
  • Works with local, state and federal resources, organizations, and survivors to respond to the crisis of domestic violence.

Center for Community Solutions (CCS)

  • Family Law Attorney
  • On-site attorney provides direct domestic violence restraining orders, elder abuse and dependent adult restraining orders and related child custody and visitation, child support and spousal requests
  • Advise clients on issues related to paternity, divorce and custody issues

SD Center for Counseling

  • Provide individual & group therapy for children & families.
  • Focus on domestic violence, child abuse and trauma
  • Conduct risk assessments
  • Court preparation for children
  • Incorporates Positive Parenting Education and assists children in recovering from trauma

YWCA Legal Clinic (Off Site Partner)

  • Assists with family law issues, restraining orders, divorce and child custody/visitation.
    Please call for hours of operation.

    Life Cycles
  • Therapy in mature years (50+)
  • Spiritual Support

Additional Services


San Diego Family Justice Center
(866) 933-HOPE or (866) 933-4673

San Diego Domestic Violence Hotline
(888) DV-LINKS (385-4657)

Additional Contact Information


1122 Broadway, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101

Directions to the Center