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A Safe Place

A Safe Place is a non-profit domestic violence agency, provide survivors the opportunity to connect with other survivors who have experienced relationship abuse, confidentiality and discretion are assured.

WE ARE HERE TO KEEP YOU SAFE

Our counselors are always available on our 24-hour crisis line. They can connect you with crisis counseling, information about domestic violence, and referrals to agencies throughout the Bay Area. If you are in immediate danger, call the police.

EMERGENCY SHELTER

Our Emergency Shelter Program ensures that each client receives a safe home environment in which to heal. Shelter services for battered women can be accessed through the crisis line, at 510-536-SAFE (510-536-7233).

EMERGENCY TRANSPORT

Emergency transportation is provided 24-hours daily to shelters or other places of safety deemed appropriate for domestic violence victims and their children.

EMERGENCY FOOD & CLOTHING

Our donors provide basic essentials such as food, clothing, and toiletries, given to each individual throughout their residential stay. You can donate in-kind emergency supplies here through our Target gift program.

MEDICAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

We provide telephone response to law enforcement agencies (within the service area only) in the provision of emergency services to domestic violence victims.

We also provide domestic violence education to social workers and medical personnel.

THERAPY AND COUNSELING

ASP provides Individual and Family Counseling, accessible through the 24-hour crisis line. We offer professional group and individual counseling and advocacy. The mental state of our clients is addressed through individual and goal oriented treatment plans. Inclusive in this program is the advocacy services each client receives.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

The children’s program is designed to provide a safe environment for the children in the residence. The program is designed to include infants, pre-schoolers, pre-adolescent and adolescent male and female children to age seventeen. The program provides support counseling (individual and group) depending on age appropriateness.

RE-ENTRY SERVICE

Are you a victim of domestic violence and are soon to be released from incarceration for a non-violent offense? Are you a victim of domestic violence and have been previously incarcerated for a non-violent offense? Will your abuser soon be released from incarceration or relocating to your area? We offer help. ASP services include domestic violence counseling, case management, advocacy and safety planning to help you stay safe.

BE PREPARED

If you feel in danger and feel you may need to leave the home quickly, here’s how to be prepared.

In Emergency try to call:

You can also call:

  • A family member

  • A friend

  • A counselor

  • A neighbor

Are you thinking of leaving the family home? Plan ahead. Know the number of our crisis line. Know the location of a family violence shelter or other safe place. Pack a bag with important papers and hide it. Here is a list of you should pack.

  • Money

  • Birth certificate(s)

  • House or car keys

  • Social Security card(s)

  • Driver’s License

  • Passport(s)

  • Car registration

  • Credit cards

  • Green card(s)

  • Address book

  • Medications/Children’s medical records

  • Medical Insurance Card

  • Other

IN AN EMERGENCY:

  • Get away from the situation immediately with your children.

  • Call a battered women’s shelter if you have nowhere to go.

  • Call the police at 911 or go to the nearest police station.

  • File a police report.

  • If you have injuries, go to a doctor. Get a medical report and the name of the person treating you.

  • We can help you obtain a temporary restraining order.

  • You do not have to be a legal resident or married to get a restraining order.

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