Sexual Assault Resources

Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR)

Founded in 1971, BAWAR was the first rape crisis center in the country. It was founded with the two-part goal of establishing a place where survivors of sexual violence could receive the quality counseling and advocacy they need, and to provide community education around these issues.

Although our name is Bay Area Women Against Rape, we serve anyone affected by sexual violence. BAWAR defines sexual violence by the narratives of the survivors who experienced the violence. We are here to believe and validate the community we serve in a trauma-informed, culturally appropriate and accessible way.

Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE)

SAVE’s mission is to strengthen every individual and family we serve with the knowledge and support needed to break the cycle of intimate partner violence and build healthier lives.

A Safe Place (ASP)

Programming and services to protect anyone who experiences domestic violence or intimate partner abuse. Services include a 24 hour crisis shelter, community mental health services, legal services, and prevention education.

STAND! For Families Free of Violence

STAND! For Families Free of Violence provides a complete spectrum of prevention, intervention, and treatment programs.

Family Violence Law Center

FVLC seeks to end family violence in Alameda County by providing support and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, changing individual and community perceptions about relationship abuse, and advocating for change within the legal, health, education, and criminal justice systems.

Bay Area Legal Aid (BALA)

Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is there to protect the most vulnerable among us - families and individuals living in poverty, seniors, children, individuals with disabilities, immigrants and survivors of domestic violence.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

The Alameda County Family Justice Center

The Alameda County Family Justice Center is made up of over 30 onsite and over 50 offsite agencies and programs that provide services and support to individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, elder and dependent adult abuse, and stalking.