One Safe Place is Open Monday through Saturday to help survivors of abuse, trafficking, and victimization 

PHONE:  760-290-3690

7 AM – 9 PM MON thru FRI  8 AM – 12 PM SATURDAY

English

Spanish

One safe place will be open to the public starting July 5th

PHONE: 760-290-3690
7 AM – 9 PM MON THRU FRI
8 AM – 12 PM SATURDAY

After-hours hotlines

English - Spanish

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.

TRAUMA TREATMENT

  • 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.

CHILDREN’S AREA

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.

RESTRAINING ORDERS

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.

EVIDENTIARY  EXAMS 

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

  • Law Enforcement: When necessary, a police officer or Sheriff’s deputy is on site to take reports, help request protective orders and answer questions about the investigative process.
  • Crime Prevention and Prosecution: The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office has an attorney, investigator and victim advocate on site who can answer questions about the criminal justice process and offer support and guidance if law enforcement becomes involved.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

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.

THRIVER SERVICES

  • Dress for HOPE Shop:  Visit this small boutique inside One Safe Place where you can find clothing to help you look your best for job interviews, court appointments and more—all for free. We also have emergency clothing in all sizes for boys, girls, women and men.
  • Leap to Success: A program designed especially for survivors of trauma that can help build confidence, self-esteem and communication skills.
  • Job Assistance:  One Safe Place has multiple partners that provide workshops and personalized help with resume building, job searches, interview skills and—in some cases—internships and job placement.

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

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.

PET ASSISTANCE

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.