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24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline 619.234.3164
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Programs Overview

Domestic Violence

1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Fulfilling the complex and often life-threatening needs facing survivors in the community, our Becky’s House domestic violence programs encompass a 24-hour crisis and information hotline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal support, and a full spectrum of supportive family services.

The Vi McKinney Becky’s House Shelter, a 30-day emergency shelter, offers free services to women, men, and children in need of immediate protection from their abusers in a secure, confidential facility. Our Becky’s House transitional housing program provides safe housing and family services for individuals and families in multiple apartment communities. In the 12-month program, clients focus on overcoming trauma, developing life skills, improving employment, increasing income, and obtaining permanent housing.

Additionally, staff attorneys and professional advocates provide low-income domestic violence survivors with free legal services on family law matters, including assistance with restraining orders, divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, and limited attorney representation. Mobile legal clinics are also available in underserved communities throughout San Diego County.

If you or someone you know needs help, call our 24-hour domestic violence hotline at 619.234.3164 or review resources online.


More than 9,100 individuals face homelessness in San Diego County on any given night and 62 percent go without shelter of any kind. In response to the critical community need, YWCA serves this vulnerable population through interim shelter, transitional housing, and supportive services.

Cortez Hill Family Center provides interim housing and family services, up to 90 days, for low-income parents with children. Clients focus on stabilizing their family unit, increasing income, and securing permanent housing.

Passages, a 12-month transitional housing program, provides low-income, single homeless women with stable housing and supportive services. Through personalized goals, clients focus on addressing barriers, developing life skills, increasing income, and obtaining employment and permanent housing.

Our Rapid Re-Housing program serves individuals and families in our domestic violence and homeless emergency shelters, as well as limited clients from the community. This new program offers temporary assistance with rent and security deposits, individualized case management, housing support, and other family services to enable our clients to quickly return to and maintain permanent housing.