San Diego County Resources

California Resources

National Organizations

Specific Populations

Anti-Violence Project - AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy

NCLR - National Center for Lesbian Rights - 800-528-6257 legal helpline

FORGE - National transgender anti-violence organization. Federally funded to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault.

A.S.I.S.T.A. - centralized assistance for advocates and attorneys facing complex legal problems in advocating for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services - (ADWAS) provides advocacy and support to deaf, deaf-blind, and hard-of-hearing persons who are or were victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. ADWAS also provides preventive services such as a Positive Deaf Parenting Program, a Children’s Program, and community education.

Alternate Phone Type - TTY:

Alternate Phone - 206-726-0093

Melanin and Mental Health - Everything you need to know about mental health and communities of color.

Therapy for Black Girls - Online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

Therapy for Black Men - site so men and boys of color would have a dedicated place to visit when seeking support for mental health guidance or professionals. In addition, this site was created to help strip away the stigmatization associated with men of color regarding therapy in their communities at large.

Men’s organizations working to end violence against women, children and other men:

International and online groups:

MenEngage: Boys and Men for Gender Equality
MenEngage is a global alliance of NGOs and UN agencies that seeks to engage boys and men to achieve gender equality. 

Men’s Resources International
Men’s Resources International (MRI) helps men around the globe practice and promote a healthy, compassionate and responsible model of masculinity. 

Men’s Story Project
The Men’s Story Project (MSP) is a public performance and community dialogue project that aims to strengthen social norms that support healthy masculinities and gender equality, and to help eliminate gender-based violence, homophobia and other oppressions that are intertwined with masculinities. 

1 in 6
1 in 6 is an organization that helps men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. Their mission also includes serving family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources. 

Voice Male Magazine
Voice Male is the profeminist men’s movement’s ‘magazine of record,’ playing a role analogous to the one Ms. Magazine plays in the women’s movement. 

White Ribbon Campaign
The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. 

XY Online
XY is a website and informational resource focused on men, masculinities and gender politics. XY explores issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men’s and women’s lives, and practical aspects of personal and social change. 

National and local groups:

A Call to Men
A Call to Men aims to promote a more healthy and respectful definition of manhood. ACTM provides keynote presentations, consultations, workshops and training sessions, and works with other groups to create national campaigns that raise awareness about ending violence on a larger scale. Watch a TED Talk from Tony Porter of A Call to Men »

Coaching Boys Into Men
The Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) program invites men to use their unique position to prevent domestic and sexual violence. Men — as fathers, brothers, coaches, teachers, uncles and mentors — have a role to play in coaching boys into men. CBIM offers a downloadable training kit aimed at athletic coaches.

Men Can Stop Rape
Men Can Stop Rape mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women. 

Men for Gender Equality
Men for Gender Equality Sweden is a Swedish NGO in the field of engaging men and boys in gender equality and violence prevention. 

Men’s Initiative for Jane Doe
The Men’s Initiative for Jane Doe Inc. (MIJD) is a collaboration of men’s outreach projects throughout the state of Massachusetts, organizing support from men in their communities for Jane Doe Inc. 

Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP)
Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) is a gender violence, gay-bashing and bully prevention program founded in 1993 at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society in Boston. The multi-racial, mixed gender MVP Program was the first large-scale attempt to enlist the sports culture in a positive, proactive way in the fight against gender-based violence.

The National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS)
The National Organization for Men Against Sexism is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men. NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay affirmative, anti-racist, dedicated to enhancing men’s lives, and committed to justice on a broad range of social issues including class, age, religion and physical abilities.