Safety & Empowerment

Safety and Empowerment

Each year, Center for Domestic Peace helps more than 4,000 individuals affected by domestic violence. 

Our services include:

24/7 Emergency Hotlines
Hotlines in English and Spanish provide immediate support and safety planning for those in danger or at risk, as well as information and referrals.  The Spanish and English hotlines are two of the few in the Bay Area that provide 24-hour intake to help women in danger access emergency shelter.  Thirty percent of the calls are from women in life-threatening situations.

Emergency Shelter
A woman who is experiencing domestic violence is often in serious danger.  The shelter is a safe, confidential refuge for women and their children, where they can access counseling, medical assistance, food, clothing, support groups, housing assistance, and transportation. Please call our Hotline for information.

Transitional Housing
Second Step provides long-term transitional housing, support services, and economic development tools for women and their children who have been victims of domestic violence.  In this supportive environment, women can seek job training, employment, and permanent housing to develop the necessary skills to start new lives that are free of violence. Please call (415) 457-2464 for information.

Classes for Stopping Violent Behavior
Our classes teach participants how to stop their violence through peer education.  ManKind is for and by men, and WomanKind is for and by women.  ManKind includes a 24-hour hotline (415) -924-1070 managed by trained male volunteers who help deter men from engaging in violence.  The hotline provides consultation and makes referrals to classes that offer men concrete ways to end their violence. To contact them, please call the hotline or email For Womankind class information, please call (415) 526-2552 or email

Support Groups
Using a peer support model, support groups provide domestic violence education, emotional support, and referrals on a drop-in basis.  Several groups meet in confidential locations each week and are led by trained facilitators.  They are open to women in any stage of an abusive relationship.  Please call our Hotline for details.

Our services include crisis intervention counseling, civil and criminal court accompaniment, assistance with obtaining legal services, restraining orders, and support services. Please call our Hotline for information.


C4DP Program Descriptions.pdf

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Center for Domestic Peace IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics) or disability (medical and physical, including HIV and AIDS), and denial of family medical care leave and pregnancy leave.

We are committed to equal opportunity and cultural linguistic competency as a means to: oppose employment discrimination and oppression, 2) ensure diversity in our organization, 3) eliminate barriers so we are able to provide service to all victims, 4) provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services and accessible facilities and materials for disabled participants, and 5) promote healthy and equal relating while opposing discrimination and all forms of discrimination/harassment of marginalized groups.