Domestic Violence Services

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Domestic Violence Services

24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline

831-372-6300 or 831-757-1001

Domestic Violence Safehouse

Our Domestic Violence services work to serve the wrap-around needs of our clients. Our shelter offers an eight-week rest for qualifying victims of domestic violence (DV). During those eight weeks, clients and their children receive supportive services, basic needs, and a place of peace to stay, along with case management from the shelter advocates. Our goal is to help restore personal power in every survivor of domestic violence who comes through our door. Our eight-week safe house program provides women with the resources to regain power, clarity, and wellness in their lives.

Case management includes assessing the client’s needs and connecting them with domestic violence services provided by the agency or referral partners. Further, survivors are offered financial literacy training through the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse curricula, support groups, and legal/counseling services. All of this is conducted with the goal in mind of helping clients maintain a life without abuse in which they can achieve their goals.

Domestic Violence Crisis Line

The YWCA Monterey County operates the county’s only 24/7 hotline that responds to Domestic Violence (DV) and Human Trafficking (HT) calls. Our hotlines assist victims by listening and guiding them to resources to overcome the abusive situation.

Transitional Housing Assistance

The Transitional Housing Case Manager works with domestic violence survivors to assist them in obtaining affordable and stable housing. In addition, we put survivors in contact with service providers and government agencies while providing warm hand-offs aid with those exchanges. This can facilitate the process of transitioning to a life of independence without violence.

Mental Health, Legal Aid, and Long-term Recovery

We believe in creating a sanctuary and teaching survivors how to make their own sanctuary, both in a home and in their inner circle relationships.

  • Mental health counseling in group and one-on-one settings as well as referrals to providers.
  • Assistance with health insurance enrollment, and other government assistant programs.
  • Legal assistance to keep survivors informed, safe, and empowered.
  • Through financial literacy courses, we help survivors take back autonomy of their financial power.
  • On-going support through walk-ins, financial literacy counseling, healthy relationship counseling and information, communication skills building, and support via our Domestic Violence Hotline.