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Counseling, Advocacy, and Assistance

Our support services provide a tailored response to each woman, teen, and family surviving domestic violence.  After a crisis intervention, many more issues often need to be addressed.  Counseling, advocacy, and assistance play a key role in all of La Casa’s programs and are available to provide survivors with longer term support.

Counseling and Support groups

La Casa provides an essential safe space for survivors to explore and heal from the impact of domestic violence on their lives.  Services are tailored for the unique experiences of children, teens, women, and older adults.  Through a Clinical Intern Program, we offer therapeutic support.  Also, victims and survivors often express feeling all alone in their experiences of abuse, so we bring survivors together through age-appropriate support groups to develop their own networks and share in the healing process.

Safety planning and assessment

Safety can be an acute need.  As circumstances change it can also be an ongoing concern, and La Casa helps program participants continue to consider their safety and the safety of their loved ones.

Advocacy and assistance

La Casa provides advocacy and assistance regarding a wide range of needs: children’s, employment, financial, housing, legal, medical, and therapeutic support.

We help women, teens, and families understand their rights and identify and work through the many challenges that may have arisen as a result of experiences of domestic violence.  We offer empowering support to inspire and encourage survivors to make lasting strides toward increased safety and stability.

  • Housing stability support
  • Economic empowerment
  • Safe visitation or exchange advocacy
  • Restraining order assistance
  • Social service advocacy
  • Information and referral

Counseling, advocacy, and assistance services are available through our Drop In Center and Teen Program, as well as on-site at our Emergency Shelter Program, the San Francisco Hall of Justice, and the Mary Elizabeth Inn and Verona Hotel permanent housing programs.


Computer use can be monitored and is impossible for its memory to be completely cleared. If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer, and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE(7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224.

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