All services at one safe place are free
We’re here to help in many ways, all under one roof.
First time visitors to One Safe Place meet with a Care Coordinator and together you will determine what services can benefit you. Then, you’ll be connected with a Case Manager who will provide support and help you navigate services moving forward. Directions to the Center.
Therapy: Licensed therapists provide short-term mental health treatment.
LGBTQ+: Specialized trauma therapy services are provided by the North County LGBTQ Resource Center.
Support Groups: We offer an array of support groups including trauma treatment by licensed therapists as well as peer-to-peer support run by survivors with personal experience. Your Case Manager will share these options with you once you begin receiving services at One Safe Place.
We have a special, supervised area for children and teens where they can engage in an array of activities while you’re receiving services. Children who are not yet walking will stay with their caregiver during their visit to One Safe Place and services in the Children’s Area are based on availability.
We can help with the court forms required to seek a Domestic Violence Restraining Order or Elder or Dependent Adult Restraining Order. This service is available on a walk-in or appointment basis. We can also let you know about your legal options, the court process and the law. It is helpful if you can bring photos of recent or past injuries, police reports or other evidence of abuse.
If you’ve been the victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, strangulation, elder abuse, or another crime, there are trained Forensic Nurses from Palomar Health Services on site to provide compassionate care and gather forensic evidence that may help law enforcement hold abusers accountable.
SAFE HOUSING ASSISTANCE
Your Case manager, with support from many of our on and offsite partners, will work with you to try to locate available emergency safe shelter or other safe housing option. They will also assist you in connecting with longer-term housing options as available and necessary to ensure your safety and stability.
CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER
We have a nationally-accredited Child Advocacy Center onsite operated by Palomar Heath Forensic Health Services which can provide trauma-informed services to infants, children, teens and developmentally delayed adults. Our partners at One Safe Place include police, prosecutors, child welfare services and victim advocates—all working in a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach in the investigation of child abuse and sexual assault.
POLICE, SHERIFF AND THE DA
We can often provide assistance with civil restitution, employment, education and housing matters related to victimization or child custody cases. We can help if you’ve been the victim of identify theft or other fraudulent or erroneous credit report issues, power of attorney and trust services. We can also connect you with community partners who can assist with dissolution of marriage and immigration-related needs such as U-Visa and T-Visa applications.
Our partners can help you apply for programs like CalFresh (food benefits), CalWorks (temporary case assistance), Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, healthcare options and more.
Pets are important members of the family and you shouldn’t let a pet be a barrier to reaching out for help. You can bring a pet with you to One Safe Place where we can offer options for your pet’s safe care while you’re receiving services. We maintain partnerships with a number of organizations that can help with emergency food, vaccines and other support like a loving foster home while you are in a safe shelter, if needed.