A person is at highest risk once a restraining order has been served to the abuser, making it critical that the victim have a safety plan in place. We have case workers on staff who will meet with the victim to develop a safety plan.
Together they will assess and determine:
- Where is the safest place for the victim to stay? We can assist with safe shelter.
- If children are involved, notifications and instructions may need to be given to their caregivers, schools, and teachers.
- Does the victim’s employer need to be informed?
- Does the victim have a phone to call 911 if the abuser violates the restraining order?
- Do family members and friends need to be informed of what to do if the abuser contacts them?
Our trauma-informed caseworkers can help design individualized safety plans, taking these issues and others into account.
Safe at Home- California's Confidential Address Program
We are proud to be an enrolling agency with the California Safe at Home Program
Safe at Home is a confidential address program administered by the California Secretary of State's office and is most effective when used as a part of an overall safety plan. Safe at Home offers victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, human trafficking & elder and dependent abuse, as well as reproductive health care workers, a substitute mailing address to receive first class, certified, and registered mail. This address is also accepted by California state, county, and city government agencies in lieu of a residential or other mailing address where a victim can be tracked down, keeping the residence address confidential and out of the hands of someone who might want to harm the victim.
This program is provided free of charge to California residents who qualify as participants.
For more info about this program visit