YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONTROL YOUR OWN LIFE, and TO CHANGE IT IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH IT.
IF YOU ARE IN DANGER, CALL 911 or your local police emergency number
To find out about help in your area, call:
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Whether or not you feel able to leave an abuser, there are things you can do to make yourself and your family safer.
IN AN EMERGENCY
If you are at home and are being threatened or attacked:
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AT HOME
HOW TO MAKE YOUR CHILDREN SAFER
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF OUTSIDE THE HOME
HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF SAFER AT WORK
USING THE LAW TO HELP YOU
Protection or Restraining Orders
In most places, the judge can:
If you are worried about any of the following, make sure you:
BE SAFE AT THE COURTHOUSE
Orange County has four safe shelters to aid and assist women and their children in abusive situations. If you think you may be a victim of abuse, or know someone who is, please call one of the below 24-hour hotline numbers or the National Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for anonymous and confidential information.
Human Options: Hotline Number 1-877-854-3594
Human Options helps battered women, their families, and our community end the cycle of domestic violence through effective crisis, long-term and prevention programs. Emergency shelter and transitional living programs provide counseling, legal advocacy, case management and job readiness training for abused women and their children. Long-term support helps to rebuild lives through our Children and Families Counseling Center. Community education for youth grades K-12 creates generation free of violence. Violence prevention training programs for business, medical and criminal justice professionals builds a safer community.
Interval House: Hotline Number 1-562-594-4555
Interval House provides crisis intervention and assistance to victims and individuals at risk for domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking, specializing in African American and immigrant communities. We also strive to eliminate violence and its resultant homelessness within our targeted underserved populations by raising community awareness of the cultural dynamics of violence, promoting education about violence prevention, and mobilizing communities to end violence. Interval House was founded in 1979 as a lifeline to victims who were forced into isolation by cultural and linguistic barriers. Today, Interval House has strengthened its mission and purpose by offering specialized programs and services in over 70 different languages for both youth and adult victims.
Laura’s House: Hotline Number 1-866-498-1511
Laura’s House is about changing social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse. Influenced by the growing social needs of the community in which it works, Laura's House has responded by developing innovative residential and outreach programs to meet the unique needs of population groups such as Hispanic families, at-risk teens and preschool children, each coping with the effects of domestic violence. Our success as an agency relies on our commitment to constantly appraise our services, review our results and search for opportunities to improve and expand.
WTLC (Woman’s Transitional Living Center): Hotline Number (714) 992-1931
WTLC is a non-profit, community-based organization of women and mencommitted to seeking solutions to end domestic violence and human trafficking. Services are available to all regardless of race, gender, religion, age or national origin. We have programs and services to help with human trafficking, emergency shelter, transitional housing, immigration services, legal advocacy and a residential children’s program.