2023 Domestic Violence Awareness Month

CRC Domestic Violence Hotline

If you or someone you know needs help, call our 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline:


Help End Domestic Violence

In October, we gather together to raise awareness, increase support, and end the stigma and myths surrounding domestic violence.

Please join us as we mourn those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived, and connect with those who work to end intimate partner violence.

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner (current or former) to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationshiop.

Domestic violence is prevalent in every community and affects all people regardless of age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion or nationality.

The Prevalence of Domestic Violence

  • About 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men have experienced sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Girls and young women between the age of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence, almost triple the national average.
  • Youth who identify as LGBTQ+ are more likely to experience psychological abuse and sexual coercion that their straight peers.
  • Approximately 50% of all women who are homeless report that DV was the immediate cause of their homelessness.
  • Violent behavior often begins between the ages of 12 and 18.
  • The severity of violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence.

How CRC is Addressing Domestic Violence

Our intervention goal is to provide safe shelter and resources to those requiring support in the following ways:

  • 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Emergency Shelter – Carol’s House
  • Transitional Housing
  • Case Management and Legal Advocacy
  • Therapeutic Children’s Center
  • Rental Assistance
  • Housing First
  • Counseling

Our prevention goal is to raise awareness about the harm caused by domestic violence and teach safe and healthy relationship skills to youth and adults in schools, community groups and professional settings through:

  • 40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training Course
  • 4-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training Course
  • CRC-hosted events such as the recent San Diego Healthy Relationships Teen Conference 2023
  • Workshops and presentations

How You Can Get Involved

  • Education: teach safe and healthy relationship skills.
  • Create protective environments:  School, workplace, neighborhood.
  • Provide support:  Give support to survivors to increase safety and lesson harm. Vote to support elected officials who believe in domestic violence prevention education.
  • Schedule workshops:  Invite CRC’s educators to present educational workshops for your school or community group.
  • Make a gift: Donate to CRC to help our efforts to prevent domestic violence and help survivors of domestic violence.


Action Against Domestic Violence

October 18, 2023 | 5:30–7:30 pm


October 19, 2023
Wear purple to show your support for domestic violence survivors and commitment to ending abuse.

Men’s Support Group

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month | 5–6 pm