Domestic Violence

Casa Cornelia

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  •  We help undocumented men, women and children who have suffered from domestic violence or have been victims of other serious crimes and are eligible for protection under current immigration law. 
  • We take cases of persons detained and non-detained, and also those who are in immigration proceedings or are applying affirmatively with immigration services. 
  • Casa Cornelia Law Center provides quality pro bono (free) legal representation to victims of human rights violations and is committed to the indigent within the immigrant community.  Services are available to those individuals and families without sufficient financial resources to hire an attorney. 

Center for Community Solutions

English and Spanish
  • Toll-free, bilingual (English/Spanish), 24-hour domestic violence and sexual assault hotline counseling.
  • Provides assistance with county-wide resources and referrals.

Center for Community Solutions

Jessie Towne-Cardenas 
Prevention and Education Director
  Prevention education provided in a series of three classes tailored to the developmental and cultural needs of each audience. Healthy relationship skills education adapted to audiences from Kindergarten through college.
  • My Body Belongs To Me early childhood personal safety classes
  • Self-Defense for Women and Girls
  • Healthy Relationships (series of 3 to 4 classes)
  • Interactive, dynamic, impactful education
  • Some classes are grant-funded, some are fee based

Center for Community Solutions


4508 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109

460 N. Magnolia, El Cajon, CA 92020

240 S. Hickory Street, Escondido, CA 92025

Danyelle Wilson, Counseling Services Manager

English and Spanish
  Individual, family, child, and group counseling for survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault and non-offending family members. Counseling incorporates best-practices in trauma-informed, resiliency-focused treatments for post-traumatic reactions.
  • Confidential
  • Sliding fee-no one turned away for lack of ability to pay
  • Evidence-based trauma treatment
  • Specialization in relationship and sexual violence-related issues

Center for Community Solutions

San Diego Police Department - Mid City Division (out-stationed advocate)

Afrah S. Abdulkader
Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy

English and Spanish


Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy

  • (DVVA) offers confidential legal and advocacy services to families experiencing domestic violence in Central and East County.

Case Managment

  • Safety planning
  • Advocacy and accompaniment in criminal justice system and family court
  • Screening for domestic violence-related legal issues
  • Temporary restraining order assistance
  • Links to shelter, counseling and other resources

City Heights Community Law Project
Becky Levine, Esq.

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Rosa Parks Elementary
4510 Landis St.
Every Friday from 8:30am-10:30am 

Monroe Clark Middle
4388 Thorn St.
Monthly workshops

Hoover High School
4474 El Cajon Blvd.
Every Tuesday from 12pm-2pm 

  Attorneys and law student volunteers provide free legal referrals and information.  Parents and community members are seen on a first-come, walk-in basis at all sites.  Clinics meet during the spring and fall school terms on the days/times indicated below

County of San Diego Access and Crisis Line

24 Hour Hotline
English, Spanish and Vietnamese
  • Services for women and families facing homeless issues including domestic violence
  • Suicide intervention and prevention
  • Refer to mental health services
  • Refer for residential programs
  • Counseling
  • Referrals for other resources

Family Justice Center

1122 Broadway 2nd Floor
San Diego, CA 9210
Monica Bejarano
  • Information on how to file a restraining order, including court hearing preparation tips and a checklist for documenting domestic violence
  • Meditation tips
  • Child custody checklist
  • Legal services
  • Case management
  • Counseling
  • Safety planning


Becky's House
24 Hour DV Hotline
English and Spanish
  • Emergency shelter for women and families
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Legal Advice
  • Living Assistance