Crisis Intervention

Find out some of the various precautions you can take to protect yourself.


Crisis intervention services are time-limited and respond to a precipitating event which the client has defined as a “crisis”. In a supportive and reassuring way, WRC’s staff and volunteers provide emergency assistance in person or via telephone.  Each individual’s immediate needs will be assessed and every attempt is made to meet those needs. Community Resources and alternative options will be discussed in a non-judgemental manner with the understanding that not everyone is ready to leave their abuser.



To ensure that victims are effectively linked 24-hours a day to comprehensive domestic violence services, WRC offers a 24-hour crisis hotline to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1974. Agency statistics consistently show that over 50% of Center clients first contact the agency via this lifeline. The hotline is answered by WRC‘s staff and volunteers.

The crisis hotline number is (760) 757-3500 — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


WRC supports survivors connecting them with the diverse community resources through referral or direct contact with a service provider on their behalf. Contact a case manager if you are in need of a referral or list of resources.


Click below for a list of resources available to you in San Diego County.


2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services.

Adult Protective Services

Investigates reports of abuse, assisting older adults (65+) and dependent adults (18 to 64) who are harmed or threatened with harm.

Child Protective Services

The 24-hour Hotline is staffed by trained social workers who receive calls about child abuse, molestation and neglect. Each call is logged and evaluated as to the level of possible risk to the child. Neighbors, friends or relatives concerned about a child’s safety, parents who are afraid they may hurt or neglect their child, and children who believe they are being abused should telephone the Hotline to discuss their concerns. Referrals to resources and additional help is given to any who have that need.

DoD Safe Helpline

Hotline for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. The hotline is completely anonymous, confidential, and available 24/7.


The National Sexual Assault Hotline is a safe, confidential service.

US Social Security Office Oceanside

The Oceanside Social Security Administration Office determines eligibility and pays benefits to those entitled to survivor benefits. Determines eligibility and pays benefits to the entitled legally blind. Determines eligibility and pays retirement benefits to those entitled aged 62 and older.


Your safety is dependent upon your ability to recognize potentially dangerous trends and situations. Good planning on your part is critical. By reviewing this safety information, you can find out some of the various precautions you can take to protect yourself.

  • Protect and Prepare

    Figure out “safe places” in your home – places where there aren’t weapons.
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  • What to Take With You

    Our advocates can help you come up with a personalized safety plan for leaving.
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  • Child Safety

    Teach your children when and how to call 911.
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  • Keep Evidence of Abuse

    Make sure to keep this evidence in a safe place that your abuser will not find.
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  • Pet Safety

    Establish ownership of your pet by creating a paper trail (e.g. obtain a license, have veterinarian records put in your name)
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  • Going to Court

    A protective order can help protect you immediately by legally keeping your partner from physically coming near you.
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  • Develop Plans

    Make a plan for how you are going to leave and where you’re going to go.
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  • Obtaining A Restraining Order

    A protective order can help protect you immediately by legally keeping your partner from physically coming near you, harming you or harassing you or your loved ones.
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  • After You Leave

    If you have the money, think about installing a security system.
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Call Our Toll-Free 24-Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline

(760) 757-3500