Trained, caring staff and volunteers are available 24 hours a day to support people impacted by sexual assault, sexual abuse, and intimate partner violence in San Luis Obispo County. Trained advocates provide confidential crisis intervention, support, and referrals, accompany survivors during medical exams, court hearings, and law enforcement interviews, connect clients with other community agencies, and provide ongoing self-sufficiency services.
Call us on our 24-hour crisis & information line to speak with an advocate. Appointments are available during our office hours. Feel free to stop by without an appointment, and we can arrange for you to see the first available advocate.
24-hour crisis and information line: (805) 545-8888
Free interpretation is available in most languages, including American Sign Language (ASL).
For information, please visit our contact page.
For a comprehensive list of county services and immediate assistance, dial 211.
All services are provided confidentially, free of charge, with accessibility accommodations, and in English and Spanish to people of every age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, ability, sexual orientation, income, immigration status, occupation, and religion.
Get to a place that feels physically and emotionally safe. If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, call 911 for assistance. Ask for an Emergency Protective Order (EPO) when the police arrive.
The First Step to Healing
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a recent sexual assault or intimate partner violence incident, seeking healthcare may be the first step. Please see our resource page for local healthcare providers. A confidential advocate can accompany survivors to any medical procedures.
Our Emergency Shelters in Paso Robles, Atascadero, and San Luis Obispo host survivors in a safe, confidential location. Guests of the shelters and their families are offered empowerment-focused advocacy, legal services, case management, and therapy. Services are free of charge to any survivor of intimate partner violence.
To access the Emergency Shelter, start by calling our 24-hour crisis & information line at (805) 545-8888. Our staff is available to discuss options, provide valuable referrals, and help determine whether our Emergency Shelter Program is most appropriate for your situation.
For a full list of services, please visit our services page.