Are You Suffering From Abuse At Home?

If your partner is physically violent and/or verbally or emotionally abusive, we are here to help you. Call the multilingual 24-hour hotline today at (800) 799-7233. If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse at home, they may be a victim of domestic violence and are entitled to protections under US law.

Safety

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911 immediately. Your safety is most important. If you don’t have a phone, go to the nearest fire or police stations to get help.

GET OUT. DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE. YOU’RE HERE TODAY BUT YOU COULD BE GONE TOMORROW. THERE’S HELP.

-Domestic Violence Survivor Assisted by Jenesse Center

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is the use of violence, or the threat of violence, to gain power and control over an intimate partner. An intimate partner includes a spouse, a former spouse, a live-in partner or former live-in partner, a boyfriend or girlfriend or a former boyfriend or girlfriend, or a parent of a child in common. Domestic Violence is a crime punishable by law.

Get help

Whether you need a place to stay for a short period of time or the long-term, contact the multilingual 24-hour hotline today at (800) 799-7233 or TTY at (800) 787-3224.
Find Domestic Violence Shelters and organizations that specialize in helping domestic violence victims.

Resources

Find more information on domestic violence on the Los Angeles City Attorney’s site.

Policy advocacy

HCIDLA manages the Domestic Violence Task Force, an advisory body that addresses the many issues involved in the prevention and response to domestic violence in the city. Meet our exceptional group of Task Force members and learn about what they are working on.