If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence and needs help, Los Angeles County, CA has a variety of resources available to provide assistance. There are currently 15 shelters and programs against domestic abuse in the county, 7 of which offer a hotline and 12 provide emergency shelters. Additionally, there are 39 shelters and programs against domestic violence and abuse located in nearby cities such as Glendale, Pasadena, and North Hollywood. The National Legal Services of Los Angeles (NLSLA) is a non-profit organization that offers free legal aid to individuals and families in Los Angeles County.
Through individual representation, high-impact litigation, and public policy promotion, the NLSLA works to combat the immediate and long-term effects of poverty and expand access to health, opportunity, and justice in the diverse neighborhoods of Los Angeles. The NLSLA operates self-help legal access centers in courts throughout the county, where those who need protection from domestic violence, resolve child custody disputes, file for divorce, or stop an eviction can access legal guidance and be referred to legal services. Furthermore, if you are a victim of domestic violence and are not a citizen (undocumented or have temporary legal status) but have children, you may be eligible to apply for immigration status for you and your children confidentially under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Domestic violence is an issue that affects many people in Los Angeles County.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, there are resources available to help. The NLSLA provides free legal assistance to more than 160,000 individuals and families across Los Angeles County each year. If you need help finding a shelter or accessing legal services related to domestic violence, call the hotline below for more information.