Feminine energy births life.
This energy is crucial to support and nurture every living sentient being on this planet.
Yet, it is not properly honored in this society.
Because it is not given the respect, understanding or recognition that it deserves, it is severely undervalued.
And all of society suffers.
Save the mother.
Everyone Deserves Healthy Relationships.
A program for women and children.
Keeping families with sick children together and near the care and resources they need.
Founded in 1983 as an information and referral hotline for those
in need within our community, CALL soon became a drop in location in downtown Burlingame for those seeking emergency assistance.
CORA is the only agency in San Mateo County solely dedicated to helping those affected by intimate partner abuse. From counseling, to emergency housing, to legal assistance, our services are designed to provide safety, support, and healing.
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is California’s recognized domestic violence coalition, representing over 1,000 advocates, organizations and allied groups. With offices in Sacramento, the Partnership’s diverse membership spans the entire state. Through our public policy, communications and capacity-bu
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is California’s recognized domestic violence coalition, representing over 1,000 advocates, organizations and allied groups. With offices in Sacramento, the Partnership’s diverse membership spans the entire state. Through our public policy, communications and capacity-building efforts, we align prevention and intervention strategies to advance social change.
"In fact, studies have come out that domestic violence increased significantly during the pandemic and victims of this violence had even fewer resources to turn to, such as the national domestic-violence hotline or website, because they were confined in their home with their abuser."
"Another challenge victims of domestic violence experienced during the height of the pandemic was accessing clinic visits for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) screenings. Due to lockdown orders, many places were only able to perform IPV screenings virtually. This left thousands of victims unable to receive their IPV screening either because they feared their abuser might hear or because they did not have access to a secure enough internet connection."
Although domestic-violence hotlines dropped by more than 50% during the lock-down, this was not due to a decrease in domestic-violence.
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence may be reached between the hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at 800-524-4765.
They can provide clinicians and clients with hotline numbers for local domestic violence programs. These programs include shelters in various counties, contacts at the Family Law Violence Center, Culturally sensitive assistance (e.g., Narika , a program for South Asian women and Shalom Bayit, a program for Jewish women), as well as services for women and families in rural areas.
California Victim Witness Assistance Centers and trained Victim Witness Advocates are available throughout the state to assist victims of crimes. Victim/Witness Assistance Centers are available in each of California’s 58 counties, plus the City of Los Angeles.
Offices of Victims Services can be invaluable in supporting victims. Victims Services compensates victims of crime for unreimbursed out-of-pocket expenses, which can include expenses for mental health counseling (including counseling for children and relatives). These systems provide funding to victims of spousal abuse, sexual assault and child abuse. In some states these program includes other victims of violent crime.
In addition to victim compensation, most offices of victim services provide advocates help victims of violent crime by notifying them of their rights and by providing information and assistance. These advocates:
Since 1994, California law has required defendants who are convicted and granted probation in domestic violence cases to complete a certified batterer intervention program (BIP). In addition, recognizing the severity of the problem of intimate-partner violence and the unique challenges these cases present, many superior courts in California have adopted specialized procedures for handling domestic violence cases such as using dedicated calendars and holding periodic review hearings with offenders.
This system is the legal arm of domestic violence. Many states have dedicated domestic violence courts that act on criminal complaints pertaining to domestic violence. This ensures consistent responses to domestic violence. Domestic violence is no longer treated as a simple battery. Consequently, our system imposes enhanced and specialized sentences for these offenses.
One important function of civil courts involves the issuance of protective orders.
An order of protection (also called a restraining order) is an official document that outlines provisions that limit contact between an abusive partner and the victim. There are generally two types of protective orders: protection from abuse (PFA) and protection from harassment (PFH).
The Federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) makes protection orders enforceable against state lines.
Once a protection order has been issued, its effectiveness in ensuring the continuing safety of the protected person depends in large measure on the enforcement of that order. Enforcement must occur smoothly and routinely in order to work as a deterrent to continued domestic violence. States and municipalities establish rules around the enforcement of protective orders.
If a victim believes that an order of protection has been violated, he or she should call police immediately. In many states, violators of protective orders are immediately arrested and jailed.
ALWAYS USE YOUR OWN DISCRETION, RESEARCH AND JUDGEMENT
BEFORE CONTACTING ANY SOURCE.
**ALWAYS USE YOUR PERSONAL JUDGEMENT AND RESEARCH WHEN CONTACTING A SOURCE**
Contact the lifeline at 800.273.TALK (8255)
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Contact by texting HOME to 741741
Call this 24-hour helpline on 116 123 (UK)
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Dara is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in therapy, dreamwork, and meditation to help women (gender expansive) live in their true light at any stage of life.
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