Abuse - Get Help Now
Confidential Resources That Can Help You or Someone You Care About
Are you being abused?
Do you worry that someone you know may be trapped in an abusive situation?
Are you afraid that you're abusing drugs or alcohol?
Are you acting in ways that are not healthy for you and those around you?
TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT IT... NOW. This page contains resources that will keep your conversations confidential. They also have the knowledge and experience to help protect and defend you and those you care about.
God wants us to live in joy and peace within our families, schools, and communities. We at St. Therese want to help you live a good life free from fear and chaos.
List of Resources for Reporting and Getting Help with Various Types of Abuse
Adult Protective Services (APS) - A safe way to report elder abuse
800-510-2020 (within San Diego County)
800-339-4661 (outside the County).
This county government agency responds to reports from individuals, concerned citizens, social workers, and health providers, and law enforcement representatives about developmentally disabled adults, physically and mentally disabled adults, and the elderly who may be physically or financially abused, neglected or exploited. Upon receipt of a referral, APS sends a social worker to make a home visit or contact the elder or dependent adult.
Alcoholics Anonymous -
California State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
The State CRISIS line number is: 1-800-231-4024
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program investigates elder abuse complaints in long-term care facilities and in residential care facilities for the elderly. The primary responsibility of the program is to investigate and endeavor to resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, individual residents in these facilities, including nursing homes, residential care facilities for the elderly, and assisting living facilities. The goal of the program is to advocate for the rights of all residents in long term care facilities.
Center for Community Solutions
Center for Community Solutions in San Diego
24 Hour Hotline: 888-385-4657
Center for Community Solutions has worked since 1969 to end relationship and sexual violence by being a catalyst for caring communities and social justice. Across programs, we served more than 21,000 individuals last year.
These programs include:
Domestic Violence Services
Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy
Emergency and Long-Term Shelter
Sexual Assault Services
Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy
Prevention and Education
Education and Outreach
Non-Discrimination Service Policy
All CCS services strive to honor the dignity and equal worth of all human beings. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, class, or age.
Child Abuse Reporting
County Social Services Department's Child Protective Services
Child Abuse Hotline:
If you suspect that a child has been abused or appears to be at risk of being abused. Your report will be investigated and steps will be taken to protect the child and preserve the family unit. The SDPD will be informed if abuse is involved.
If the abuse is in progress. Officers will investigate, take steps to protect the victim and prosecute the abuser, and inform the County Social Service Department.
Information on signs of possible child abuse and sexual exploitation can be found at the County Social Services Department's Child Protective Services website:
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Talk to someone on our Hotline
Our highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
Get help without saying a word.
Online chat is available 24/7/365 on our website at
Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet usage might be monitored, call the Hotline.
Pornography - Help!
Pornography - Help! -
If left untreated, porn addiction can lead to broken relationships, loss of self-esteem, feelings of guilt, problems with work or school, and financial troubles.
If you’re someone that’s addicted to porn and have tried to quit unsuccessfully on your own, it may be time to seek professional help. Know that you are not alone in this struggle and there are rehabilitation opportunities out there. If you’re ready to take back control over your life, contact a dedicated treatment expert to learn more about your options today.
Safe In Our Diocese
SafeInOurDiocese.org - https://www.safeinourdiocese.org/
San Diego Diocese sexual misconduct central reporting and information resource. Find out about victim assistance and prevention programs.
TO REPORT ABUSE
San Diego Health & Human Services -
Live Well Community Resources
Looking for mental health or substance use services
for you or a loved one?
San Diego Access & Crisis Line (ACL)
Live Online Chat: Monday - Friday (4pm - 10pm)
Immediate support and resources from an experienced counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on all behavioral health topics including:
Mental health referrals
Alcohol and drug support services and more.
Confidential and free of charge.
Language interpreter services enable the ACL to assist in 150 languages within seconds.