24-hour, toll-free crisis line   
We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to call home. That's why all of
Building Futures' programs and services prioritize linking our clients with housing.


Domestic violence is the primary cause of homelessness for women and children in Alameda County. Recognizing the need for domestic violence services to complement our emergency and housing services for women and children, Building Futures expanded its domestic violence services in the mid-1990s to include critical shelter and support services:

a 24-hour crisis hotline 1-866-292-9688
a 20-bed safe house emergency shelter with case management, children’s programming and essential support services to secure safe and permanent housing solutions
domestic violence outreach, education programs and support groups designed for women in our homeless shelters and the community at large.
a semi-annual 40-hour Domestic Violence Counselor Training
Today Building Futures leads the City of Alameda domestic Violence Task Force and the City of San Leandro Domestic Violence Task Force

Through a range of domestic violence services, Building Futures provides options and support for women seeking alternatives to dangerous relationships and living situations. More than 60 percent of the women in Building Futuresí homeless shelters have experienced family violence at some point in their lives. Those in the most immediate danger are referred to Sister Me Home, our safe house shelter, or other domestic violence shelters. Our range of support services and case management assist women and children in crisis rebuild their lives free from homelessness and family violence.

For more information about our domestic violence services and support groups, call our toll-free crisis line at 1-866-A-WAY-OUT.

Learn more about Domestic Violence:

The Links Between Domestic Violence and Chronic Health Conditions
FAQ About Domestic Violence
Red Flags of Abuse
Forms of Abuse
Safety Planning

Articles of interest:

A Deadly Cycle (https://www.domesticshelters.org/domestic-violence-articles-information/faq/a-deadly-cycle#.VhRN-6Bfa8A.ema)

Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds (https://www.domesticshelters.org/domestic-violence-articles-information/time-doesn-t-heal-all-wounds#.VhRO8xzsz5o.email)

Safe at Home: The Housing First Program (https://www.domesticshelters.org/domestic-violence-articles-information/home-safe-home-the-housing-first-program#.VhROT1pJ8EQ.email)

Books on Domestic Violence (https://www.domesticshelters.org/domestic-violence-books)



Building Futures is proud to announce
weekly support groups for female and male survivors of intimate partner violence.

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