Safe, Confidential Housing For Those Experiencing Domestic Violence

Emergency Shelter

Center for Domestic Peace provides a safe, confidential refuge for victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking and their children when no other options exist. The facility at an undisclosed location in Marin County. Our hotline staff will help you assess alternative safe housing options and your need for emergency shelter. Once at the shelter, staff helps individuals evaluate their options and make future plans. Shelter services also includes medical assistance, food and clothing, support groups, children’s services, parenting groups, housing assistance, child care, and transportation.

With the help of these supportive services, residents determine the right next steps for themselves including how to transition to independent, violence-free lives, and obtain housing after a shelter stay. Please contact our hotlines for more information:

415.924.6616 (English / Linea de apoyo)

C4DP also has transitional house for survivor and their children, see below.

Ever wonder what it’s really like for the children who stay in our emergency shelter and transitional housing? Come have a first ever “look inside” our housing programs and our work with children in a short documentary film. Come find out what we are doing to offer hope and healing to so many! Watch the video by clicking below.

Second Step Transitional Housing Program

Second Step is a long-term, transitional living facility for individuals who have experienced domestic violence. Affordable housing provides survivors with time to rebuild their lives and get support to obtain resources to achieve economic independence.  Services include:

  1. Individual Counseling/Coaching provided by certified domestic violence advocates and trained on coaching skills. We offer domestic violence and healthy relating education.
  2. One on one economic/ occupational empowerment case management. – An economic empowerment advocate works with residents individually to accomplish financial, career and permanent housing goals. Residents can access our career center hub located in our office space with computers to do job search, email, write resumes, use career profiler, etc. Additionally, we help with budgeting, credit clean up, resumes and cover letters, securing childcare, etc.
  3. Entrepreneurial training- “My Business Model,” is designed to help residents who want to start a business. The class focuses on everything from creating a business vision; planning operations; sales forecast; profit & loss statements; and how to secure funding. In addition to gaining in-depth knowledge about starting a business, residents state that they able to better define their unique business interests and skills as a result of participation in the class.
  4. Weekly resident community meetings which addresses parenting, housing search workshops, cultural competency activities, financial education, community resources, and safety planning.
  5. Resident Council meetings which are intended to develop leadership and engage participants in the community (fun activities and Giving Back to the community- food and clothing drives).
  6. Weekly children’s art groups.
  7. Community recreational gatherings and outings.
  8. Alumni follow up services.

Center for Domestic Peace is the only organization in Marin County that provides transitional housing coupled with support programs specifically for domestic violence victims. Second Step was one of the first such programs of its type in the nation when it opened in 1983.

Please contact our hotline for more information.
415.924.6616 (English/ Linea de apoyo )

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