Whether you are a victim or perpetrator, once you decide to change your life for the better, it may be hard to know where to start. Below we have compiled a list of local resources and national resources. The resources below range from facts about domestic violence to hotlines you can call for help. ALWAYS call 911 if you feel that your safety is being compromised by yourself or somebody else.

Local ResourcesNational ResourcesDV Blogs

Local 24-Hour Hotline 661.327.1091

Local Child Abuse Hotline 661.631.6011


  • Kern Alliance

    The Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault (AAFVSA) is a nonprofit organization that is committed to stop domestic violence and sexual assault in Kern County. AAFVSA also assists those who suffer from domestic violence and sexual assault reclaim their lives.

  • Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance

    Funded by First 5 Kern, The Domestic Violence Reduction Project provides the full range of legal assistance and representation to victims of domestic violence who have children ages 0-5.



  • Love is Respect

    Hotline- 1.866.331.9474
    Loveisrespect’s mission is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.

  • Teen Dating Violence

    A page created by the American CDC that explains what dating violence is. The page also lists additional publications and resources.

  • Domestic Violence Safety Plan

    This is a downloadable domestic violence safety plan that you can print for your records and share with trusted loved ones.

  • Safety Planning With Children
    If you are in an abusive relationship, a safety plan should include ways that your children can stay safe when violence is happening in your home

  • Violence UnSilenced

    Shedding light on domestic violence and sexual abuse/assault by giving survivors a voice.

  • Surviving Domestic Violence

    I share my surviving domestic violence story with you to assist and inspire you. If we don’t tell our stories, no one will know what domestic violence looks like as it hides behind closed doors.


“You survived the abuse. You’re going to survive the recovery.”