Abuse & Domestic Violence

If a current or former partner is hurting you or your children, or threatening to hurt you or your children, please reach out for help. There are many resources available to make sure that you and your children can be safe.

If you are looking for support or someone to talk to

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Call 1.800.799.7233 and TTY 1.800.787.3224 (confidential and free)
If you are unable to speak safely, you can log onto the hotline or text LOVEIS to 22522.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
Call 1.800.422.4453 anytime to speak to a counselor. Options for live chat and texting are available as well on the Childhelp website
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Call 1.800.656.4673 anytime to receive free, confidential support from a counselor.
Rape Crisis Center
The Rape Crisis Center will be offering all their free and confidential counseling services via phone and/or telehealth using Zoom Video Conferencing.
Call 210.349.7273 anytime to speak to an advocate.
Family Violence Prevention Services
Call 210.733.8810 anytime to speak to crisis intervention specialist.
StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence
Confidential hotline specifically for native communities.
Call 1.844.762.8483 between 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily to speak to an advocate.
Trans LifeLine
This hotline is staffed exclusively by transgender operators, and provides emotional support and financial resources to trans people.
Call 1.877.565.8860 between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m. daily to speak to an advocate.

If you need help leaving an abusive partner safely

Please call the SAPD non-emergency number at 210.207.7273, and the advocates with the Crisis Response Teams can help you make a plan.

If you need help with a protective order

Bexar County District Attorney's Office
You can apply for a Protective Order online with the Bexar County District Attorney's Office.
Bexar County Family Justice Center
If you would like to discuss whether a protective order is right for you, please call 210.631.0100, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.