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Our Drop In Center

La Casa de las Madres’ Drop In Center embodies our commitment to providing a comprehensive continuum of care for victims and survivors of domestic violence.  At our Drop In Center, we support women and families—emotionally and practically—as they heal from the trauma of domestic violence and overcome its impact on their lives.  In a public location, it acts as central hub to insure that women, teens, and families across San Francisco can easily access safe, effective, and responsive issue-specific support services.  At the Drop In Center, survivors can connect with any of our services to address immediate and ongoing needs.

Our Drop In Center offers expansive need-based intervention and support to domestic violence victims and survivors of all ages.  Our free, confidential services include:

  • Crisis response and intervention
  • Safety planning and risk assessment
  • Counseling
  • Support groups
  • Intakes to our Emergency Shelter Program
  • Assistance with housing stability
  • Economic empowerment
  • Safe visitation advocacy
  • Restraining order assistance
  • Advocacy, information, and referrals for a wide range of legal, medical, housing, therapeutic, and childcare issues

Drop In Center Information:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
1663 Mission Street, Suite 225 (between South Van Ness & Duboce/Division)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Public Transportation

The Drop In Center is accessible by a three block walk from the 16th/Mission or Civic Center BART stations, a one block walk down South Van Ness from the Market Street corridor, and nearby stops of the 14, 18, 22, 33, 49, and 53 MUNI buses.  Our Drop In Center has both disabled access and TTY capability.

For appointments or to attend support groups, call:


Our Drop In Center serves as a central hub for domestic violence services, as well as a consistent source of support services for women and children who have participated in and exited our eight-week Emergency Shelter Program.  A shelter stay represents the beginning of a longer journey, and families will often need additional support to navigate the myriad issues they face in rebuilding violence-free lives.  Drop In Center-based staff also branch out to partner locations in order to facilitate access for survivors of domestic violence citywide.  For instance, you’ll find our Drop In Center-based staff providing counseling and support at San Francisco public high school Wellness Centers, at the San Francisco Unified Family Court, at the Hall of Justice, and alongside the San Francisco Police Department’s Domestic Violence Response Unit.

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