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.
Legal Services of Northern California 707-643-0054 – Public Benefits / Employment / Senior Abuse
Solano County Bar Association 707-422-5087
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
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
DeafHope video phone: 510-735-8553 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
SafeQuest Solano 707-422-7345
Napa Solano SANE-SART 707-666-2021 – Mental health care, forensic exams, emergency shelter
A Call for Change 877-898-3411 or email@example.com – 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.