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 24-Hour Support Line

The W.O.M.A.N., Inc. 24-hour support line offers support via peer counseling, safety planning, and referrals for needed resources. Very often our support line is used as a safe space for survivors to openly share details of their lives including the abuse they survive. As peer counselors, our role is to support them. Many times a survivor just needs someone to listen without judging, to help them better understand their experience, and to validate their feelings and choices.

On our support line, we also connect with family and friends of survivors. Seeing someone you love be harmed is difficult and often times, a survivor’s loved ones don’t know what to do or how to best support the survivor in their life. It is also common for people who love a survivor to experience a great deal of emotional distress. We are here for you as well as the survivor you love.

You can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at:
(877) 384-3578


The support line can also serve as a gateway to access support services offered at W.O.M.A.N., Inc., such as our drop-in support, therapy, peer support groups, and Latinx Program.

Additional domestic violence resources & W.O.M.A.N., Inc. materials  can be found here.

Drop-In Support

During drop-in support times, survivors of domestic violence, their friends and/or their family members can meet with a trained advocate for in-person support. In this meeting, we provide peer counseling, safety planning, and referrals. Additionally, survivors, their friends and/or family can learn more about W.O.M.A.N., Inc. services such as our peer support groups, Latinx Program, and therapy.

Drop-in support sessions are offered in English and Spanish:

Wednesdays 11:00am – 12:30pm

Fridays 2:00pm – 3:30pm

*Starting June 1st, we will be offering Evening Peer Counseling sessions in lieu of evening drop-in hours. For more information, please see the “Evening Peer Counseling” section below.

 

 Therapy

 

For many survivors of domestic violence, individual psychotherapy provides an excellent environment for healing and growth. We offer both ongoing individual therapy and family therapy for survivors, their friends & family. Therapy services are offered in English and Spanish and are provided by trained MFT Interns and Trainees who are supervised by a licensed psychotherapist. Low-cost weekly sessions are based on a sliding scale.

If you are interested in exploring therapy as an option, please come in during our drop-in support hours offered in English or Spanish:

Wednesdays 11:00am – 12:30pm

Fridays 2:00pm – 3:30pm

*Starting June 1st, we will be offering Evening Peer Counseling sessions in lieu of evening drop-in hours. For more information, please see the “Evening Peer Counseling” section below.

 Peer Support Group

Led by trained facilitators, our peer support groups offer a safe space for survivors of domestic violence to share their experience with and gain insight from each other. In these groups, survivors are invited to explore their feelings, receive and offer support, and gain important tools needed to heal from the effects of violent relationships. Our groups include practical information about the dynamics of abuse. We often use art and other expressive modalities in our groups.

To learn about our current support groups, check in on our blog: https://womaninc.wordpress.com/ or call our Support Line at 415-864-4722.

Latinx Program

The Latinx Program offers in-depth case management to Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic violence, and works to support survivors in a culturally appropriate setting. Working collaboratively with a team member, the survivor creates short and long-term goals designed to help overcome the obstacles preventing them from creating a life free of violence.

For more information about the Latinx Program, or to talk with a member of the team, simply come to the office during our drop-in support hours:

Wednesdays 11:00am – 12:30pm 

Fridays 2:00pm – 3:30pm

*Starting June 1st, we will be offering Evening Peer Counseling sessions in lieu of evening drop-in hours. For more information, please see the “Evening Peer Counseling” section below.

Evening Peer Counseling Sessions

Are you looking to connect with a domestic violence (DV) counselor? Would you like some support from people who won’t judge you or your choices? Could you use some personal care items or some assistance in connecting with community resources? Maybe you’re not looking for any of those things, but could use a laid-back? space to come drink a cup of tea and talk to someone about your DV situation?

As of June 1st, 2018, we will be offering evening peer counseling sessions.  Sessions are typically one hour long, and take place between the hours of 4p-7:30p, Monday through Thursday.

PLEASE NOTE: AN APPOINTMENT FOR EVENING COUNSELING SESSIONS IS REQUIRED.

Want to schedule an appointment? Please follow the instructions below:

Email is preferred.

Please send an email to appointments@womaninc.org with the following information:

  • your first name and last initial
  • three preferred days and times to meet with a counselor, within the days and hours listed above
  • what kind of support and/or resources you are looking for
  • where you would like the appointment to take place (see WHERE section of this post)

If email is not an option, please contact our support line at (415)864-4722. The advocate who answers your call will take your information so your appointment can be scheduled.

W.O.M.A.N., Inc staff will be in touch within two business days; emails are not checked after regular business (Monday-Friday, 9a-5p) hours or over the weekend. 

For more information, follow this link.

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