WomenShelter of Long Beach is here to help. If you need emergency shelter, please call the hotline at 562-437-4663 (562-HER-HOME) to speak to an advocate. Or, if you’ve already left an abusive relationship or aren’t able to leave and you are in need of counseling, referrals and help, call the Domestic Violence Resource Center at 562-437-7233.

The following are FREE services offered by WomenShelter to all victims of domestic violence, including women, men, teens, children, and individuals in same-sex relationships. Services are provided in English and Spanish.

24-Hour Crisis Line – (562) HER-HOME

Each year, WSLB’s hotline receives more than 1,500 domestic violence crisis calls. Trained advocates are available to respond to crisis calls from women or men. Advocates provide support, assistance and emergency referral services.

Emergency Shelter

The eight-bedroom, 29-bed facility provides 30-45 days of safe, emergency shelter for domestic violence victims and their children. During your stay, you will receive supportive services to assist you in beginning a life free from violence and abuse. Services include: legal advocacy, individual counseling, group peer support, and social service advocacy to prepare you for transitioning back into the community.

Domestic Violence Resource Center

The Resource Center offers all domestic violence victims a variety of services, including individual and group counseling (licensed and paraprofessional), legal advocacy, case management, social services and emergency food and clothing. The center can be reached at 562-437-7233.

Support Group for Male Victims

WSLB recognizes that men can be victims of domestic violence. All agency services are also available to eligible male victims. Contact the Domestic Violence Resource Center at 562-437-7233

Teen Outreach

WomenShelter is actively involved in the community with its teen outreach efforts. The program educates young people about domestic violence and its precursor, teen dating violence, and healthy relationships. WSLB reaches more than 3,000 high school students each year at Greater Long Beach area schools.

Community Education

There are board members, volunteers and staff available to present information about the issue of domestic violence and the work of WomenShelter of Long Beach to your business, social service group, church, school or other organization. Community awareness is one way to help end the cycle of violence. Contact Tatiana Sere at tdorman@womenshelterlb.org for more information.

WomenShelter of Long Beach prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status in all of its programs, activities, and employment practices.