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We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to call home. That's why all of
Building Futures' programs and services prioritize linking our clients with housing.
If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1 for police assistance.

If you or someone you know in Alameda County needs to find help for domestic violence or homelessness, please call our 24-hour, toll-free Crisis Line.


Building Futures’ Crisis Line is answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by certified domestic violence counselors. The Crisis Line is used to conduct intake interviews for Building Futures’ three emergency shelters, as well as to provide resources and referrals.

Building Futures’ Domestic Violence Services include:

  • Sister Me Home Safe House (emergency shelter)
  • Intervention, counseling, safety planning, and other support services at service sites in San Leandro and at the Alameda County Family Resource Center (Oakland)
  • Free Domestic Violence Support Groups in the community; including a Men’s Group  (see flyers at right)
  • Faith group, workplace and school presentations on the dynamics of domestic violence, including teen dating violence
  • 40-hour CA Domestic Violence Counselor Certification training

For further domestic violence-related resources, click here.

For information on Building Futures’ Domestic Violence Awareness Month Activities, click here.



Free and Confidential Community Domestic Violence Support Groups

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