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SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE AND ABUSE – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM OF THE CHILD & FAMILY CENTER

Child & Family Center’s Domestic Violence Program provides safety, shelter, and support to survivors of domestic violence while working to break the cycle of abuse and creating healthy relationships. The program is designed to enable an individual to achieve physical and emotional safety and heal relationships. Services are based on a client-centered trauma informed approach to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of all client services.

Domestic Violence Program: (661) 259-8175 24-Hour DV Hotline: (661) 259-HELP (4357)


TEEN VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM OF THE CHILD & FAMILY CENTER

Addresses teen dating violence, hope to help teens create violence-free relationships by encouraging peer-to-peer education.


Los Angeles County DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services provides a variety of services to help you end the abuse in your life and the lives of your family, including financial and safety planning; temporary confidential emergency shelter, food and clothing; help with protective orders; legal help; referrals to health care; and immigration help.

If you or someone you know needs services or support, call the hotline: (800) 978-3600. This hotline is confidential and available 24/7. It is an automated line where you will enter your preferred language and zip code, then you will be transferred to an operator at an agency near you.


STRONG HEARTS NATIVE HELPLINE

StrongHearts Native Helpline (StrongHearts) is made possible by support from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Verizon. StrongHearts is a culturally-appropriate, anonymous, confidential service dedicated to serving Native American survivors of domestic violence and concerned family members and friends. By dialing 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483), nationwide 24/7, callers can connect at no cost one-on-one with knowledgeable StrongHearts advocates who can provide lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable survivors to find safety and live lives free of abuse.


STRENGTH UNITED

StrengthUnited, formerly known as the Valley Trauma Center, is a chartered center of California State University Northridge’s Michael D. Eisner College of Education. The center provides 24/7 crisis intervention, long-term support and prevention for individuals of all ages who experience or witness child maltreatment, domestic violence and sexual assault. The Support, Referral and Crisis Response Line is open 24/7, 365 days a year. Call (818) 886-0453 or (661) 253-0258. For general information, call the Van Nuys office at (818) 787-9700.


LOS ANGELES COUNTY ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Adult Protective Services (APS) is a social services program provided by state and/or local governments nationwide serving older adults who are 60 years and older and adults with disabilities who need assistance. APS workers investigate cases of abuse, neglect or exploitation, working closely with a wide variety of allied professionals such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, firefighters and law enforcement officers.

Elder Abuse Hotline Call 1-877-477-3646 or 211. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Long Term Care Related Reports Call 1-800-334-9473. Monday-Friday 8:30-5:30, or (800) 231-4024 after hours.

Non-emergency reports may be submitted online at the website below.


RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

For free help, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline 24/7: 800-656-HOPE (4673) Online Hotline: online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es


NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE

Every contact to The Hotline, available 24/7, is personal. Some people who reach out to us identify as survivors of abuse, some as concerned friends or family members, some as abusive partners seeking to change themselves. While every contact is unique, trained advocates are guided by The Hotline’s Consent and Ethics policy and will emphasize several key points throughout your conversation. Help is available in Spanish and other languages. Live chat through the website or Text “START” to 88788. Or call (800) 799-SAFE (7233); (800) 787-3224 (TTY)


LOVE IS RESPECT

Love Is Respect is the ultimate resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse. It is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

NATIONAL TEEN DATING ABUSE HELPLINE - 24/7 text, phone, and live chat services.

Call: 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453. Text: LOVEIS to 22522.


Human Trafficking


THE NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE

The National Human Trafficking Hotline serves all individuals who reach out for our Services regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other factor protected by local, state, or federal law. The hotline does not provide services directly to victim or survivors, but rather connects them with vetted service and supports around the country. Correspondence with the 24/7 Trafficking Hotline is confidential and you may request assistance or report a tip anonymously.

Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 373-7888. TTY: 711 Chat online or text: 233733.


LOS ANGELES REGIONAL CRIME STOPPERS

The purpose of Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers is to prevent and reduce crime by forming a partnership among the community, law enforcement and the media to offer anonymity and cash rewards to anyone providing information leading to an arrest. It is a non-profit organization.

Submit an anonymous tip online at: LACrimeStoppers.org

For emergency assistance, call 9-1-1 or your local law enforcement agency.

RESOURCES FOR MINORS


SAVING INNOCENCE

Saving Innocence is a Los Angeles-based non-profit that was launched in 2010. The organization consults with national agencies to work for the rescue and restoration of child victims of human trafficking. A crisis response is activated within 90 minutes of a call to law enforcement when a child has been recovered as a potential or confirmed victim of child trafficking or commercial sexual exploitation. Case workers build relationships with each child and engage other support systems to stabilize them and aid in their recovery. They serve, empower, and advocate for child victims of sex trafficking. For more information, call (323) 379-4232; email: [email protected], or visit the website.

Confidential help and info is available 24/7. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline: (888) 373-7888.


ZOE INTERNATIONAL

ZOE is active in the fight against human trafficking working with both national and local governments, partnering with international and local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and assisting law enforcement in each of the countries where ZOE operates. The organization works to raise awareness of child trafficking through trainings, presentations and educational materials; offers 24/7 crisis response, provides victim advocacy and support services when a child is recovered; and provides support for parents of child trafficking victims.

To learn more about Zoe International, visit the website at: https://gozoe.org/ Zoe Los Angeles: (661) 255-7936; Email: [email protected]; PO Box 221510, Santa Clarita, CA 91322; https://gozoe.org/our-locations/usa/


RESOURCES FOR ADULTS


CHERISHED LA

CherishedLA's mission is to serve, equip and empower women survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Members of this survivor-led organization educate the community about the link between child sexual abuse and entrance into the commercial sex industry. The organization provides a residential program that includes wrap-around services and survivors participate in job training and in life skills classes, such as financial management. They may also receive continuing education assistance. For more information, call 661-214-3020 or email at [email protected]


JOURNEY OUT

Journey Out is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit leading the fight for the freedom and survival of all those whose lives have been destroyed by sex trafficking or commercial sexual exploitation. Our mission is to help victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking leave a life of abuse and violence, overcome their fears, and empower them to reach their full potential and achieve their goals.

Programs and services include law enforcement crisis response; emergency housing, food and clothing; art therapy; clinical counseling; legal referrals; job training; a Prostitution Diversion Program which is a court-approved alternative to incarceration; a domestic minor sex trafficking prevention program; direct street outreach to those in the ‘Life’; and community/agency education and training. For more information, call (818) 988-4970 or email: [email protected] Visit at: 7136 Haskell Ave Suite 125, Van Nuys, CA 91406


TREASURES

Treasures is a survivor-led, trauma informed, supportive community of women who are committed to meeting women where they are at and empowering them to live healthy, flourishing lives. The organization offers support groups and mentoring for those who have left or are contemplating leaving the commercial sex industry. Though it is a faith-based organization, there are no faith requirements and no strings attached. The support group and mentoring are open to women from all walks of life, and they respect everyone’s religious and spiritual views. For residents in the Antelope Valley, contact CherishedLA (see listing in this section), a Treasure-trained location.
For more information and additional locations, see the website or call (818) 986-LOVE (5683); email to: [email protected]

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