Regaining Financial Independence:
Provides financial literacy and support services to domestic violence victims. Allstate gives grants to shelters to offer one-year financial literacy programs.
National Collation Against Domestic Violence: Provides in-depth information and help for domestic abuse victims including a searchable database of shelters and other resources.
Domesticshelters.orgAn online searchable database of domestic violence shelters around the country.
National Resource Center on Domestic ViolenceA comprehensive source of information for people who want to learn more about domestic violence and help others with the issues related to this huge problem.
WomensLaw.org’s National Network To End Domestic Violence programProvides access to legal information and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The National Domestic Violence HotlineThis 24/7 hotline provides lifesaving advice and immediate support to enable victims to safety leave and live free of abuse.
U.S. National Library of Medicine MedlinePlusRun by the government victims can find information about domestic violence and resources to get government help.
Women Helping Battered Women Shelter and Housing Services ProgramHelps survivors of domestic violence and their children in their search for emergency, transition and permanent housing. Available for survivors of current or recent domestic violence.
Joyful Heart FoundationA national foundation created by actress Mariska Hargitary (of Law & Order SVU fame) to help victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. The mission of the group is to heal, educate and empower survivors.
VINEAvailable in 47 states, VineLink.com enables women to search for an offender who is in custody and be alerted if that person is released, transferred or escaped.
The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) can help pay bills and expenses that result from violent crime. Victims of crime who have been injured or have been threatened with injury may be eligible for help.
CalVCB Helpline: 1-800-777-9229 (Phone) | 1-866-902-8669 (Fax)
For victim assistance in your area, find your local Victim Witness Assistance Center.
Resources in San Bernardino County click here.
- Continuum of Care Coordinators
Most counties throughout the State of California have a Continuum of Care Coordinator who coordinates the homeless assistance providers that are receiving funding from the United States Department and Housing and Urban Development. For more information about homeless assistance providers in your area, contact the Continuum of Care Coordinator from your county.
- Federal Housing Choice Vouchers Program
The Housing Choice Vouchers Program is the federal government’s program for assisting very low-income participants with housing. The California Victim Compensation Board can reimburse a crime victim for expenses related to a deposit for voucher housing.
- California LifeLine Program
Lifeline is a government benefit program that provides discounts on monthly telephone service for eligible low-income consumers to help ensure they can connect to the nation’s communications networks, find jobs, access health care services, connect with family and their children’s schools, and call for help in an emergency.
- Safe at Home
The Safe at Home program, which provides a free post office box and mail forwarding service, is designed to help victims and survivors of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault to start new lives in peace and to provide added protections to their overall safety plans.
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Social Security pays benefits to people who cannot work because they have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. Federal law requires this very strict definition of disability. While some programs give money to people with partial disability or short-term disability, Social Security does not.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.