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.


Adult Protective Services (APS) - A safe way to report elder abuse

800-510-2020 (within San Diego County)

800-339-4661 (outside the County).

Website: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/ais/adult_protective_services.html


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


Oficina Central Hispana
Phone: 619-280-7224


San Diego Central Office
Phone: 619-265-8762
FAX: 619-265-2954
Website: www.aasandiego.org

Oficina Intergrupal
Phone: 619-476-0288


East County Intergroup
Toll-Free Phone: 877-993-2422

California State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

The State CRISIS line number is1-800-231-4024

Website: https://www.aging.ca.gov/Programs_and_Services/Long-Term_Care_Ombudsman/

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

  • Hotline

  • Legal Services

  • Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy

  • Counseling Services

  • Emergency and Long-Term Shelter


Sexual Assault Services

  • Hotline

  • Legal Services

  • Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy

  • Counseling Services


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:

858-560-2191   or   800-344-6000

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 you know that abuse has occurred, you should call SDPD directly at 619-531-2000  or  858-484-3154.

Call 911

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: 



Narcotics Anonymous

San Diego Narcotics Anonymous - 


24 Hr Phonelines
Toll Free:  800-479-0062
Espanol:  619-546-0774
North County:  866-331-1958


National Domestic Violence Hotline


Talk to someone on our Hotline

 Phone800−799−7233 or TTY 800−787−3224.

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.



Phone:  858-490-8353

Email:  misconduct@sdcatholic.org

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)

Phone: 888-724-7240

TTY: 7-1-1

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:

  • Suicide prevention

  • Crisis intervention

  • Community resources

  • 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.