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What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of actions and behaviors (physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, spiritual, and/or economic) used over time in intimate relationships to exert power and control. Domestic violence is a pervasive, life-threatening crime that affects millions of individuals regardless of age, economic status, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability, or education level.

Domestic Violence (DV) may also be called by other names, such as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Teen Dating Violence (TDV), or Family Violence (FV).

It is important to know that domestic violence is a learned behavior and can be found in nearly every culture, society, and economic group in the world. DV is both universal and unique. Every relationship is different, so each survivor’s story is different.

For DV help, information and statistics, visit or National Network to End Domestic Violence.


Community Resources


Solano County Superior Court Self-Help Page

Legal Services of Northern California 707-643-0054 – Public Benefits / Employment / Senior Abuse

Solano County Bar Association  707-422-5087


24-Hour Hotlines

Solano Advocates for Victims of Violence – 707-820-7288 

Community Violence Solutions 1-800-670-7273 – Sexual Assault / Human Trafficking

SafeQuest Solano 1-866-4-UR-SAFE 1-866-487-7233 – Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

STAND! For Families Against Violence 1-888-215-5555 – Domestic Violence / Emergency Shelter

Veterans Crisis Line 988, press 1 or text 838255

Updated Local Resources: 211



Solano Family & Children’s Services 707-863-3950

Solano Child Support Services voice: 866-901-3212   text: 707-241-4201



Choice in Aging 707-708-0571

Empowered Aging 707-644-4194

Meals on Wheels Solano County 707-425-0638


Cultural Communities

DeafHope video phone: 510-735-8553 or

Korean Community Center of the East Bay 510-547-2662

Lao Family Community Development 510-215-1220

Narika – South Asian Communities 800-215-7308

Rainbow Community Center – LGBTQI+ 925-692-0090

StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483)


Multiple Services

SafeQuest Solano 707-422-7345

Napa Solano SANE-SART 707-666-2021 – Mental health care, forensic exams, emergency shelter


Other Resources

A Call for Change 877-898-3411 or – confidential helpline for people who harm

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano 707-421-9777

Resource Connect Solano 707-652-7311  – Housing support for at-risk or homeless residents

Independent Living Resources 707-435-8174 – Services for people with disabilities, seniors and their families.

Ending Gun Violence – Resources and information on preventing gun violence and domestic violence, for survivors and service providers.


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