San Diego County can have as many as 17,000 domestic violence cases reported per year which serves as the primary cause of homelessness for women. These experiences have widespread effects on the health and well-being of family members and makes families vulnerable to abrupt separation.
Take a moment and explore how these charities are making a difference in San Diego by providing housing, food, crisis intervention, education, and counseling to women in need.
Operation HOPE offers a safe, caring, and supportive environment to families with children and single women experiencing homelessness as they rebuild their lives and reclaim independence.
Since 2003, Operation HOPE has collaborated with government agencies, social service agencies, and faith communities to provide emergency shelter, meals, and case management.
For over 70 years, Big Sister League has provided transitional and permanent supportive housing for adult women which offers a stable home and helps residents get adequate treatment and start on the path toward recovery.
Big Sister League manages two 15-bed residences and are designed to assist women affected by mental health issues, homelessness, trauma, and domestic abuse.
GenerateHope is a safe place for survivors of sex trafficking to heal and find restoration in long-term housing and trauma-informed therapy, education, and vocational support.
Since recovery from sexual exploitation is a long-term process, GenerateHope provides safety, community, and individualized life skills support to work through the deep trauma and discover a healthy, purpose-filled life.
Christie’s Place provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS education, support, and advocacy to empower women, children, and families whose lives have been impacted by HIV/AIDS to take charge of their health and wellness.
Since 1996, Christie’s Place has provided family-centered and comprehensive social services in a safe, supportive and welcoming environment with the ability to respond effectively and directly to evolving needs.
Women’s Resource Center provides high quality supportive services, counseling, shelter and education to women, men and children involved in or threatened by domestic violence or sexual assault.
WRC's goals are to inform, educate, support, advocate, heighten public awareness, provide short-term shelter, provide long-term residential shelter, and reinforce the fact that domestic violence is a crime.
Junior League of San Diego offers a unique combination of volunteer, social, and training opportunities. JLSD is committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Junior League volunteers tackle San Diego’s most critical issues and go on to serve as Board of Directors for other community organizations.
Founded in 1987, Birth Choice is a Mobile Clinic and Care Center that offers free support services regarding pregnancy and sexual health to women in a confidential and compassionate environment.
Birth Choice takes a holistic approach to healthcare and is dedicated to caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual welfare of their clients. Birth Choice provides services such as pregnancy tests, options counseling, post-abortion recovery counseling and maternity, and baby supplies.
Founded in 1908, YWCA of San Diego County provides women and families with the shelter and services they need to escape homelessness and domestic violence.
YWCA increase safety, promotes healing, fosters empowerment, and gives hope to women and families through innovative programs, services and advocacy.
Crisis House is a hub for information, referrals, and services that address abuse, food insecurity, healthcare, and homelessness. Crisis House operates three housing programs for the homeless and four for survivors of domestic violence.
Crisis House has a mission to stop the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness and connect families and individuals to crucial resources that empower and renew their lives.
Rachel’s Women’s Center provides a safe, supportive, sober environment and opportunities for women with few or no resources to gather, begin, and continue self-help efforts.
The Women’s Center addresses the root cause of homelessness by creating communities that value individual needs and differences and offers services such as shower facilities, lunch, clothing, mailing address, and much more.
Founded in 1969, Center for Community Solutions seeks to end relationship and sexual violence by providing emergency domestic violence shelters, hospital and court accompaniment, legal and counseling services, and a 24hr crisis helpline.
Center for Community Solutions also operates the only rape crisis center in San Diego and served nearly 15,000 survivors of sexual assault last year and thousands more through community engagement events.
Miracle Babies is dedicated to helping perinatal mothers and their families during their time of need by providing transportation, mental health assistance and supportive services.
Founded in 2009, Miracle Babies also provides care bags on a monthly basis to hospitals and contain essential items and resource materials to aid and comfort families during their baby’s NICU stay.
Founded in 1942, Sister League of San Diego provides safe housing and supportive day programming to adult women affected by mental health issues, homelessness, trauma and domestic abuse. SLSD’s mission is to develop confident and self-sufficient women.
SLSD’s supportive services focuses on developing life skills, continuing education, seeking employment, overcoming trauma, and obtaining permanent housing.