California Victim Compensation Program

If you or someone close to you were injured or threatened with injury in a violent crime, California’s Victim Compensation Program may help pay certain crime-related expenses.

The Victim Compensation Program can help pay expenses that result when a violent crime occurs, if there is no other source of reimbursement. Victims of crime who have been injured or have been threatened with injury may be eligible for help.

         The program may assist with costs such as medical and dental treatment, mental health services, funeral and burial expenses, home security, residential crime scene cleanup and emergency relocation.

         Both the victim and their family members or other dependents may be eligible.

         If a person is disabled as a result of the crime, the VCP also assists with wage loss, dependent support loss, job retraining and home or vehicle modifications.

         The program can help pay moving expenses – such as first and last month's rent, deposits and temporary lodging – if a victim needs to relocate for their own safety or emotional well-being.

         Minors who suffer emotional injuries as a result of witnessing a violent crime may be eligible for up to $5,000 in mental health counseling. California law provides this eligibility for witnesses under age 18 even if the witness is unrelated to the crime victim. To qualify, the minor witness must have been in close proximity to the crime.

         The program does not cover property losses, in most cases.

For more information on eligibility requirements or assistance with applying to the program, contact a local county Victim Witness Assistance Program advocate or the Victim Compensation Program directly by calling toll free 1-800-777-9229 or linking to

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Cut it out!! -a program of the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund dedicated to mobilizing salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the United States. CUT IT OUT builds awareness of domestic abuse and trains salon professionals to recognize warning signs and safely refer clients to local resources.

Top 10 Survival Tips - Cheryl Frampton's site - I am an author and life coach helping others to empower, understand and break free from life's difficult situations. This can be from abuse such as physical, mental and emotional as well as understanding and exploring who we are and what we want from life and how that can be achieved.

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NYAWC's website is:
Hotline: 888-888-7702
Tel No.: 212-732-5230
Address: 39 Bowery, PMB 375, New York, NY 10002

American Domestic Violence Crisis Line
3300 N.W. 185th Street, Suite 133
Portland, OR 97229
Phone: (503) 846-8748
Toll-free: 1-866-USWOMEN (International Crisis Line)
Organization dedicated to assisting American women living overseas victimized by domestic violence. Outreach, safety planning, extensive support services, general info on domestic violence at website.

Arugaan ng Kalakasan
P.O. Box 1044, Citimall, Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: 430 4207/430 4227
Arugaan ng Kalakasan is a SEC-registered NGO providing services for battered women and mobilizing the community to action against domestic violence.

British Columbia Institute Against Family Violence (Canada)
409 Granville Street, Suite 551
Vancouver, BC V6C 1T2
Phone: (604) 669-7055
Toll-free: 1-877-755-7055

Canadian National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Health Promotion and Programs Branch
Health Canada
Jeanne Mance Building
1907D1, Tunney's Pasture
Ottawa, ON K1A 1B4
Phone: (613) 957-2938
TTY Toll-free: 1-800-561-5643
Toll-free: 1-800-267-1291
The NCFV is a national resource centre for all Canadians seeking information about violence within the family, including spouse/partner abuse, child abuse, and elder abuse.

Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre
292 Wellington Street
Collingwood 3066
Victoria, Australia
Phone: (03) 9486-9866
TTY: (03) 9417-2155
Information and referral to local services for domestic violence victims, the children of domestic violence victims, and victims of intrafamiliar sexual abuse, throughout Australia.

Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute
6160 Cornerstone Court East
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 623 - 2777

International Family Violence Prevention Fund
383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94163-5133
Phone: (415) 252-8900
TTY Toll-free: 1-800-595-4889

Muslim Women's Help Line
Unit 3, 1st Floor
GEC Estate, East Lane
Wembley HA9 7PX, U.K.
Phone: 0181 904 8193 or 0181 908 6715
Hotline for Muslim women and girls in the U.K. dealing with domestic violence, sexual abuse, and other problems.

National Domestic Violence Hotline (Canada)
Toll-free: 1-800-363-9010
All provinces. Bilingual (English & French).

National Organization of Battered Women's Shelters (Sweden)
ROKS, Hornsgatan 66
118 21 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: 08-422 99 30

Northern Ireland Women's Aid Federation
129 University Street
Belfast BT7 1HP
Phone: (028) 90 249041
Helpline: (028) 90 331818
24-hour helpline for domestic violence victims. Support and information, referrals to refuges, counseling, and services for children.

Nottelefon Zurich
Phone: 01-291 46 46
(Pages available in German, English, French, Spanish & Italian) Counseling by phone and in person, free referrals to doctors and legal advisors, for women dealing with sexual harassment or abuse, or exploitation by therapists, doctors, ministers, at work or home.

Provincial Association of Transition Houses of Saskatchewan (P.A.T.H.S.)
1940 McIntyre Street
Regina, SK S4P 2R3
Phone: (306) 522-3515
P.A.T.H.S. is a non-profit organization comprised of safe houses, shelters, transition and interval houses throughout Saskatchewan for women and children victimized by family violence. The Hot Peach Pages provide links to hotlines, shelters, legal and general info on family violence for Saskatchewan, and throughout Canada.

Scottish Women's Aid
Norton Park, 57 Albion Road
Edinburgh, EH75QY
United Kingdom
Phone: 0131 475 2372
Support and information, referrals to refuges, counseling, and services for children.

Selbsthilfe - Missbrauch
A German language website for those recovering from child abuse and domestic violence; includes resources, chat, message forum, web-journal, and links.

Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE)
c/o Austrian Women's Shelter Network
Bacherplatz 10/ 4
1050 Vienna
Phone: 01-5482720
Refuges, hotlines, education, counseling throughout Europe.
(also see: European Info Centre Against Violence; an online searchable database of European organizations and resources maintained by WAVE.)

Women's Aid Federation of England
P.O. Box 391
Bristol B599 7WS, England
Phone: 0117 944 4411
Freephone: 0808 2000 247

Women's Resource Info/Support Centre (Australia)
119 Lyons Street N.
Ballant 3350 Australia
Phone: (03) 53 333 666
Outreach, support, local referrals throughout Australia, downloadable publications, free lending library.

World-Wide List of Domestic Abuse Agencies
International inventory of hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centres and women's organizations, searchable by country, plus index of domestic violence resources in over 70 languages.

Apna Ghar
4753 North Broadway, Suite 518
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 334-0173
Crisis Line: (773) 334-4663
Toll-free Crisis Line: 1-800-717-0757 (Illinois only)
Apna Ghar is a domestic violence shelter serving primarily Asian women and children, and was the first Asian shelter of its kind in the Mid-Western United States. Apna Ghar takes its name from a Hindu-Urdu phrase meaning "Our Home."

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112
Phone: (617) 338-2350
Hotline: (617) 338-2355
Founded in 1987 to address the need for multicultural and multilingual resources for Asian families facing domestic violence.

Toll-free: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-2253)
TDD: 1-800-2-A-CHILD (222-2253)

Communities United Against Violence
160 14th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 777-5500
Support Line: (415) 333-HELP
CUAV offers crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and support for gay men and lesbians in abusive relationships.

Family Research Laboratory
126 Horton Social Science Center
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824-3586
Phone: (603) 862-1888

Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project
PMB 131
955 Mass Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 354-6056
Toll-free Crisis Line: 1-800-832-1901
Information and resources for gay men in violent relationships.

Institute on Domestic Violence In The African-American Community
University of Minnesota, School of Social Work
290 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-6142
Phone: (612) 624-5357
Toll-free: 1-877-NIDVAAC (643-8222)

234 East Gish Road #200
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 436-8393
Toll-free Hotline: 1- 888-8-MAITRI
Free, nonprofit organization helping South Asian (Bengali, Indian, Pakintani and Sri Lankan) women with domestic violence, emotional abuse and family conflict.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
PO Box 161810
Austin, Texas 78716
Phone: (512) 453-8541
TTY Toll-free Hotline: 1-800-787-3224
Toll-free Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Family Violence Prevention Fund
383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94163-5133
Phone: (415) 252-8900
TTY Toll-free: 1-800-595-4889

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 672, Triborough Station
New York, NY 10035
Phone: (646) 672-1404
Toll-free: 1-800-342-9908
A national group of Latina/ Latino advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence working together to promote understanding, sustain dialogue, and generate solutions to move toward the elimination of domestic violence affecting Latino communities.

The Network La Red
P.O. Box 6011
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 695-0877
Hotline: (617) 423-7233
Info and resources for lesbian and bisexual women in violent relationships. Bilingual (English and Spanish).

Reconstructive Surgery/Domestic Abuse Line
Toll-free: 1-800-842-4546
Joint program of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Provides free reconstructive surgery for victims of domestic violence, male and female.

18520 1/2 South Pioneer Blvd., Suite 204
Artesia, California 90701
Phone: (562)-402-4132
Toll-free: 1-888-724-2722
Help line and community agency in English, Hindi, Gujarati and other South Asian languages.

The Silent Witness National Initiative
20 Second St. N.E., Suite1101
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: (612) 623-0999
The Silent Witness Awareness campaign is a national initiative which promotes peace, healing, and responsibility in adult relationships.

Tapestry Against Polygamy
P.O. Box 9397
Salt Lake City, UT 84109-0397
Phone: (801) 364-6764
Hotline: (801) 259-5200
A survivors' network of former-polygamous wives and family members offering support and alternatives for those wishing to leave the polygamous lifestyle.

Women's Peacepower Foundation
P.O. Box 1618
Zephyrhills, Florida 33539-1618
The Women's Peacepower Foundation makes grants to grassroots projects that are working to impact issues of violence against women and their children.

Mountain Women's Resource Center   P.O. Box 1154 Sonora, CA  95370    Business phone #  209-588-9305   Hotline/Crisis # 209-533-3401

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