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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 & 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Fridays 2:00pm – 3:30pm

 

 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 & 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Fridays 2:00pm – 3:30pm

 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 & 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Fridays 2:00pm – 3:30pm

 Children’s Groups

~CHILDREN’S GROUP CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE ~

For many children who may have experienced or witnessed domestic violence in their homes, having a safe, structured environment where they can process their feelings and be heard can be quite beneficial. We know that the effects of domestic violence on children can be devastating, sometimes leading to problems such as low self-esteem, behavior issues, or even depression.

Meeting simultaneously with our survivor’s peer support group, our children’s group offers a space for the children of these survivors to participate in healing art activities, talk about their experiences, and give and receive peer support.

Our goal is for the children to come into a safe, warm environment that is free of judgment. Engaging in art encourages self-expression, creates a sense of empowerment, and builds self-esteem. Group agreements are also created and modeled as they are an important part of creating a safe and nurturing environment.

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