The program is designed to address the many complicated issues which affect battered women and their children. All essential services provided for clientele have been created to accomplish the goals set forth in our agency’s mission. We work to empower victims of domestic violence (men, women, children) to live in a violence free environment. We aspire to reduce violence in the home and in our community, The programs is available for victims who have experienced mental and physical abuse.
24 Hour Crisis Referral and Information Hotline
Emergency Shelter Program
Advocacy and Counseling Program
Household Established Assistance
Emergency Food and Clothing
Emergency Response to Calls from Law Enforcement
Hospital Emergency Room Protocol and Assistance
Re-entry services and support at the Alameda County Family Justice Center
The counselors on our 24-hour crisis line offer referrals for crisis counseling, information about domestic violence, and referrals to agencies throughout the Bay Area. Shelter services for battered women can be accessed through the crisis line, at 510-536-SAFE (510-536-7233).
Emergency Shelter is the agency’s primary program. A Safe Place provides a confidential shelter program for victims of dv is located in a confidential location. Residents stay a maximum 90 days. Emergency shelter is provided via a residential shelter an motel program. Support services include case management, professional counseling, legal, court and social service advocacy, including CALWORKS services. Basic necessities include meals, clothing, toiletries, and referrals for assistance with emergency medical needs. The Intake Process – Client intake procedures are in place for the safety and security of staff A referral system (crisis counseling, information and referrals) to assist those clients, friends, family members, law enforcement, and the community about community based services. (Click here to read more)
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Counseling – This program encompasses the 24-hour hotline, professional group and individual counseling.
Court and Social Services Advocacy – Advocacy to domestic violence clients when necessary to intervene on their behalf with the court and social service agencies.
Legal Assistance with Temporary Restraining Orders and Custody Disputes – Information and assistance to domestic violence clients in understanding, preparing and processing the legal documents necessary to obtain temporary restraining orders and other protective custody orders.
Community Resource and Referral – Active participants in the local, public and private social services network, advocating for the timely and comprehensive response to domestic violence client needs.
Provide to victims of DV in establishing new permanent residence, e.g., assisting DV victims and their children to obtain furniture and household equipment.
Housing referrals and resources are provided for transitional or low-income housing.
The Emergency Shelter Program ensures that each client receives a safe home environment in which to heal. All basic essentials such as food, clothing, and toiletries are given to each individual throughout their residential stay.
Telephone response to law enforcement agencies (in the service area only) in the provision of emergency services to DV victims. Domestic violence education to social workers and medical personnel.
Consult with local hospital emergency rooms with the service areas to establish and/or maintain a plan for the treatment and assistance of DV victims.
Emergency transportation on a 24-hour basis to shelters or other places of safety appropriate for DV victims and their children. Various modes of transportation are provided to clients.
Individual and Family Counseling – This program encompasses the 24-hour hotline, professional group and individual counseling and advocacy. The mental state of both Client is addressed through individual and goal oriented treatment plans. Inclusive in this program is the advocacy services each client receives.
Children’s Program – The Children’s Program is designed to provide a safe environment for the children residence. The program is designed to include infant, pre-school, pre-adolescent and adolescent male and female children to age seventeen. The program provides support counseling (individual and group) depending on age appropriateness.
These children often have difficulty recovering and adjusting to a safe environment. The Mental health Specialist assess the needs of the children.. Group counseling is provided to children up to age seventeen. Various modes of individual and group therapeutic techniques with children role playing and other techniques are used to help children understand and overcome their experience of living in violent homes.
The program provides educational, recreational, and intervention strategies to address the needs of children. Providing shelter for male children to the age of seventeen is a unique aspect of A Safe Place’s program, a philosophy regarding the importance of the safety of children all ages. Program goal is to break intergenertional violence through intervention with children in residence.
- Are you a victim of domestic violence and are soon to be released from incarceration for a non-violent offense?
- Are you a victim of domestic violence and have been previously incarcerated for a non-violent offense?
- Will your abuser soon be released from incarceration or relocating to your area?
Services will include domestic violence counseling, case management, advocacy and safety planning to help you stay safe.
for further information please contact:
A Safe Place
at: (510) 986-8600 x312
A Safe Place offers an emergency shelter service and programs for men who have been victims of domestic violence. Traditionally, domestic violence has been perceived as an issue impacting only women and children. Increasingly men are reporting episodes of domestic violence and they need both emergency shelter and programs to assist them in working through the trauma of domestic violence.
Specifically, A Safe Place works with:
a) men who experience or witness violence;
b) men who are caregivers for children who witness violence; and
c) men who are victims of violence.
- Support groups
- Individual and group counseling
- Men’s outreach and educational activities
We are engaging in innovative programs and special events to reach men and to increase involvement in the prevention and intervention of Domestic Violence.
Tail-gate Parties – working with community sponsors to support a tailgate party at local sporting events where men can gather discuss issues impacting their lives related to communication difficulties, relationship violence and positive solutions and resources.
Community Forums and Focus Groups – Designed to provide basic introductory information to men in the greater east bay about services, supports and challenges involved in Domestic Violence. Our motto is “If you don’t know better, you cant do better” these sessions are designed to inform, educate and engage men in new behaviors to improve relationships and avoid the introduction of mental and physical abuse in relationships.
If you are a man and are interested in getting help, please contact A Safe Place. Programs run at different times during the year. Our crisis counselors are available 24/7 at 510-536-SAFE.
A Safe Place provides Dating Violence and Sexual Harassment workshops to middle and high schools, as well as agencies serving young people. The workshops alert teems to the dynamics of abusive relationships, connect teens to area resources, and empower them to make healthy relationship choices.