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YWCA Silicon Valley. Domestic Violence Department

Human Services

YWCA Silicon Valley. Domestic Violence Department

Provides crisis intervention, counseling and assistance for women who have been battered.


Provides crisis counseling and advocacy via the phone and in-person, and emergency assistance in obtaining food, clothing, medical care/medication and transportation. Provides emergency shelter, either in a medium-term shelter facility or in alternative accommodations in the community. No family in danger is ever turned away. Also provides ongoing support groups, counseling groups for children, and psychotherapy for both women and children. Legal services include preparation of restraining orders, court accompaniment and advocacy, and referral to pro-bono and affordable attorneys. Also provides teen dating violence presentations to area teens, and other targeted trainings to health professionals, law enforcement, service organizations, corporations and faith groups. Previously known as Support Network for Battered Women.


Public Transit:

VTA and LightRail stop in front. Emergency transportation can be arranged.
375 South Third Street, San Jose, CA 95112 37.3314916 -121.8844066 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair



Vary according to income for temporary restraining orders and psychotherapy. Shelter and crisis services are free. No one turned away for inability to pay. Cash and checks accepted.


Battered women and their children



How to Apply:

Walk in or apply by phone.

Service Wait Estimate:

Psychotherapy - varies. Support groups - 1 day. Crisis counseling (in person) - 1 day.

Service Areas:

  • Santa Clara County