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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