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It was not your fault if a crime happened to you.  I Believe You.

You are not alone and help is available if you need it.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1 if you feel safe doing so.

CA & Los Angeles Area:

Here is a comprehensive list of resources compiled by Peace Over Violence

Abuse in your family or with a partner?

In a violent relationship? 

Were you sexually assaulted?

Is someone stalking you?

Are you in a forced marriage? 


Are you experiencing elder abuse or know someone who is? 

Are you a survivor of incest?


Are you being forced to do anything you do not want to do? Have you been threatened if you try to leave? Have you witnessed young girls being trafficked?

Are you a male survivor?

Information for LGBTQIA Survivors:

Are you considering Suicide?

  • Call the Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)/1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • Call the Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-827-7571

  • Trevor Project:

    • Information & support to LGBTQ 
young people 24/7 year round

Additional Resources & Training Partners:

List of Full Contact Self-Defense Classes Around the World:

Interested in FREE legal help?

Crisis Training & Support?

  • Contact Strand Squared

    • Strand Squared Solutions provides training and technical assistance for individuals, agencies and/or organizations that serve people who have experienced a crisis incident, something traumatic and/or crime victimization.

    • Our Mission: To pave a path from trauma to transcendence through training, education and technical assistance

    • We Envision: A global response to crisis and trauma that is hopeful, human, trauma-informed and centered on transcendence.

Looking for a therapist?

  • Gina Polesetsky, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), #133468

    • Specialties: BIPOC Individuals, Anxiety, Trauma, Incest, Relationships/Intimacy, High conflict divorce, separation, and co-parenting, Blended families and stepfamilies, Narcissistic abuse recovery.

  • Tiffany Wright, LCSW, Psychotherapist, Wellness Consultant, #101790

    • Trained in: Brainspotting & Ecotherapy

    • Specialties: Identity/esteem, grief, eating disorders, childhood/race-based trauma, and relationship strain. Tiffany is a trauma-informed  and social justice- centered psychotherapist licensed to work with residents in California and Texas. She devises specific treatment plans that may include utilizing worksheets, art, music, narration, nature, and adventure to process your thoughts and emotions and connect to who you are.

  • Mylira Green, LCSW, Master Healer, Coach (757-609-0694). Specialty Areas: Stress/Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self-esteem, Depression, and Comping with life changes

Asking for help is one of the most courageous things someone can do.

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