Domestic Violence
What is domestic violence?
  • Hitting, punching, shoving, biting, using weapons
  • Forced sexual activity
  • Putting down, name calling, playing mind games
  • Controlling of all your finances
  • Stalking

If you have experienced any of the above forms of abuse, caused by a husband, boyfriend, or intimate partner, you may be a victim of domestic violence.

We can help you!

The following services are available to help you end the abuse in your life and the lives of your family.

Battered Women Shelters/Walk-In Centers Immigration Issues
Emergency food, shelter and clothing
Legal services
Permanent housing Health services
Individual or group counseling Household establishment skills education>
Financial planning Independent living skills
Emergency transportation Parenting education

Just let your CalWORKs Eligibility or GAIN Services Worker know that you need help.>

If you are a victim of domestic violence and you are ineligible to CalWORKs benefits because of your immigration status, you may be eligible to benefits under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Need help right away?

CalWORKs eligible or not, if you need help, you may call:

Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Safety Plan Hotline


365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

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