Domestic Violence

    • Leaders prioritize proactive strategies to address root causes of violence.

      California’s final budget includes $5 million toward ending sexual and domestic violence in California by allocating funding for prevention focused programs. California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) CEO Sandra Henriquez, and California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (Partnership) Director of Programs Jacquie Marroquin responded with this joint statement:

      “This funding allocation puts resources behind long-term solutions that lead to cultural shifts. This is a critical investment aimed at addressing the sexual harassment, sexual assault and domestic violence in our state. In California, 86% of women and 53% of men reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment and/or assault in their lifetime, and an estimated 1.6 million women and men experience domestic violence each year. In pockets of California, organizations committed to ending sexual and domestic violence have been successful in their proactive approaches to ending violence in their communities. This funding will expand and deepen that work all across the state.

      Prevention works by teaching safe and healthy relationship skills to school-age youth, improving school climates and safety with peer lead programs, shifting culture by engaging boys and men in gender equity, and promoting racial justice with culturally-responsive solutions. California leaders heard our call to address the impacts of sexual and domestic violence in California with a strategic investment of $5 million from the state general fund. Moving forward we will continue to address the need for equitable permanent ongoing funding for the organizations that do this critical work. We are proud of our collaborative effort and thankful for the support of our legislative champions Senator Jim Beall and Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio, as well as the entire legislature, the Budget Committees and Governor Gavin Newsom.

      We also extend our deep gratitude to all who added their voice to our joint effort. 115 organizations throughout California signed our support letter, over 1,344 people added their names to our petition, and coalition members championed this effort with us by participating in many calls and legislative meetings. Thanks to this new funding, communities that didn’t have the capacity and necessary resources to focus on prevention will have opportunities to challenge the root causes of sexual and domestic violence. Prevention work requires a sustained focus, and our organizations will continue to ensure this is a priority in our work. We are committed to our long-term joint strategies of building awareness, supporting survivors, families and communities— and ultimately achieving our vision of ending sexual and domestic violence in California.”

      About the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

      The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is California’s recognized domestic violence coalition, representing over 1,000 survivors, advocates, organizations and allied individuals across the state. Working at the local, state and national levels for nearly 40 years, the Partnership has a long track record of successfully passing over 200 pieces of legislation on behalf of domestic violence victims and their children. The Partnership believes that by sharing expertise, advocates and legislators can end domestic violence. Through our public policy, communications and capacity building programs, we create system-wide change that supports survivors and invests in prevention. Every day we inspire, inform and connect all those concerned with this issue, because together we’re stronger. With offices in Sacramento, the Partnership’s member programs span the entire state. For more information, visit

      About the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

      CALCASA provides leadership, vision and resources to rape crisis centers, individuals and other entities committed to ending sexual violence. CALCASA is committed to ending sexual violence through a multifaceted approach of prevention, intervention, education, research, advocacy and public policy. Through ongoing communication and meetings with constituents, CALCASA relays the challenges and successes of local work to the statewide and national levels and best practices, evidence-based and practice-based programs at the state and national levels to local constituents. For more information, visit

    • Human Options is seeking bids to select a subcontractor for the distribution of temporary financial assistance in support of housing stability. Human Options is the lead recipient of a grant funded by California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) intended to provide the best practice model of Domestic Violence Housing First (DVHF) for survivors of domestic violence in Orange County.


      Bidders are directed to submit questions, deliver bids, and submit all other formal correspondence regarding this procurement to:
      Judy Rose
      Human Options
      5540 Trabuco Rd., Ste. 100
      Irvine, CA 92620
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      Tel: (949) 737-5242

      Bid Deadline and Submission Options
      One original and three copies of the proposal must be received by Human Options no later than 4:00 pm, Friday, April 5, 2019.

      Click here to visit the Human Options website.

    • "A public awareness campaign will roll out over the next two years and include free trainings for health care providers on how to discuss domestic violence with patients, advertising aboard buses and at bus shelters, and a centralized clearinghouse of resources and information...."

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    • As part of Santiago Canyon Community College's Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention week of activities during the month of April, will be the fourth annual Clothesline Community Fair. Join the nationwide initiative to bring awareness to the issue of violence against women. Every year, the college participates in the Clothesline Project; a nationwide initiative to bring awareness to the issue of violence. Across the country, thousands will decorate a T-shirt to show their support or share a story to encourage survivors and educate the community.  

      April 22nd & 23rd each day from 11AM-2PM.

      Date: Monday April 22nd & Tuesday April 23rd
      Location: Santiago Canyon College, 8045 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92869.
      Time of event: 11AM-2PM

      Download the flyer HERE, and download a map of Santiago Canyon College HERE.

    • During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it’s important to reflect on how housing and shelter service providers can best promote safety for their clients. It’s clear that shelter ALONE is not enough: housing is critical.

      Domestic violence emergency shelter programs provide life-saving services: a confidential location where survivors can be safe from harm. And a place where they can heal until they’re able to safely return to their own home or secure new housing.

      The affordable housing crisis interferes with this model.

      Some survivors do not require (or desire) the safety and support shelter programs offer, but they lack the economic resources to avoid a shelter stay. Without the income of their abusive partner, a survivor may not be able to afford to pay the rent on their own. The cost of making their housing secure... To continue reading this aricle, please click HERE to visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness website.

    • This video was made as part of the Domestic Violence & Health Collective Orange County

    • In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, GET SAFE is holding its 3rd annual Women’s Empowerment Self-Defense Workshop on October 5, 2019 at 10:00 am. This year will we have a special guest speaker and lunches will be provided! All proceeds from the workshop will fund an upcoming program for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault through our partnership with Crime Survivors.

      >>> If you would like to join us, please register by clicking the following link:<<<

      You can also get involved by sponsoring a woman or girl in-need to attend the workshop. Simply donate directly at the same link above. If you have any questions or need assistance with registering please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the direct office line at 714-494-1090.

       When: Ocoter 5, 2019, 10:00 am - 12P00 pm.

      Get Safe
      15032 Redhill Avenue Unit E.
      Tustin, CA 92780

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