Shelters

If you or anyone you know has been abused or threatened with abuse by an intimate partner, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline:

800-799-SAFE (7233)
TTY: 800-787-3224

If you are in immediate danger or feel you are in a potentially life threatening situation, call 911.

Domestic violence shelters are safe places where domestic
violence and abuse victims can get help and temporary housing.

Because many domestic violence victims are threatened with homelessness, shelters for domestic abuse victims are critical.

Domestic violence shelters provide victims of abuse and their children/families with immediate protection from danger and safe emergency shelter and longer term transitional housing. This gives victims of abuse time to recover and rebuild their lives. Domestic violence shelters also offer a variety of services and referrals that include:

  • Counseling
  • Housing assistance
  • Employment assistance
  • Legal services

Los Angeles has a network of agencies that provide shelter and services to victims of domestic violence. The Domestic Violence Shelter Operations (DVSO) program is part of a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to combating domestic violence in the City of Los Angeles. Managed through the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, its goal is to provide victims of domestic violence an individualized case-managed plan of services that will ensure their immediate safety, and over the longer term, will motivate and equip them with the appropriate skills and self-knowledge to support themselves and their families independent of the batterers.

Emergency Shelters

Emergency shelters offer immediate, short-term (usually 30-45 days), confidential refuge from an imminently dangerous or life-threatening environment.

Transitional Shelters

Transitional shelters extend the refuge in a confidential, safe, and secure location for twelve months and beyond, with the primary focus of helping victims develop the tools needed to gain self-sufficiency and permanent independence from batterers.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and need emergency
shelter, call one of the following phone numbers:

1736 FAMILY CRISIS CENTER

24-Hour Hotlines
213-745-6434
310-379-3620
310-370-5902
562-388-1652
Emergency and Transitional Shelters

HAVEN HILLS, INC.

24-Hour Hotline
818-887-6589
Emergency and Transitional Shelters

OCEAN PARK COMMUNITY CENTER

24-Hour Hotline
310-264-6644
Transitional Shelter

CENTER FOR THE PACIFIC ASIAN FAMILY, INC.

24-Hour Hotline
(Speciality in Asian or Pacific Islander (API) clients. Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese languages available)
800-339-3940
Emergency and Transitional Shelters

JENESSE CENTER, INC.

24-Hour Hotline
800-479-7328
Emergency and Transitional Shelters

RAINBOW SERVICES, LTD.

24-Hour Hotline
310-547-9343
Emergency and Transitional Shelters

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES

24-Hour Hotline
818-505-0900
Transitional Shelter

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROGRAMS, INC.

24-Hour Hotline
323-780-4357
Emergency Shelter