Domestic Violence

The Orange County Community Resources / Community Investment Division is currently responsible for the funding, monitoring, and administering contracts of four domestic violence shelters in the Orange County area. The Domestic Violence General Fund is derived from marriage license fees and domestic violence batterer's fines.

The shelters provide temporary "safe haven" for the victims of domestic violence and their children. Each resident is provided with food, counseling, legal assistance, educational opportunities, resource referrals, childcare, and classes on consumer education, child rearing, and empowerment. The residents learn to plan and execute personal goals that will benefit their future needs and objectives. Maximum stay at each shelter is 45 days but those assessed as needing long term residence may be transferred to a "Second Step" Resident Phase. This phase provides a longer resident period in which a client/victim may continue her education or work assignments in a safe and independent environment.

Persons seeking resources and shelters for women please call the Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-978-3600. For contract administration information please call 714-480-6500.