Fulfilling the complex and often life-threatening needs facing survivors in the community, our gender-inclusive Becky’s House domestic violence programs encompass a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal support, and supportive family services. In addition to safe and stable housing, our specialized system of care allows clients to recover from trauma, develop individualized plans to advance their life goals, obtain permanent housing, and achieve lasting self-reliance.
YWCA is one of the largest providers of domestic violence services in San Diego County, and one of the only resources for male victims. Additionally, our emergency shelter is the only facility in the region that accepts clients at all hours of the day and night.
Violence Hotline: 619.234.3164
Staffed by certified advocates, our hotline provides crisis counseling, critical resources, and immediate access to information referrals for victims and the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Vi McKinney Becky’s House Shelter
The Vi McKinney Becky's House Shelter, a 30-day emergency shelter, offers free services to women, men, and children in need of immediate protection from their abusers in a secure, confidential facility. Clients live in private rooms and focus on safety planning, individualized case management, legal services, therapeutic counseling, and housing stability as they begin to recover from trauma.
Becky’s House Transitional Housing
Our Becky's House transitional housing program provides safe housing and supportive services for individuals and families, including individualized case management, therapeutic counseling, legal assistance, children’s and youth services, and employment development. In the 12-month program, clients live in individual apartments and focus on overcoming trauma, developing life skills, continuing their education, gaining or improving employment, increasing income, and obtaining permanent housing.
Most of our clients require legal services to gain knowledge of their legal rights and options for protection. Our staff attorneys and legal advocates provide assistance on critical family law matters, including restraining orders, divorce, child custody and visitation, paternity, child and spousal support, and limited attorney representation. YWCA also conducts mobile legal clinics for low-income victims of domestic violence throughout San Diego County.
Supportive family services are central to the effectiveness of our Becky’s House domestic violence programs. Essential resources and support, such as those highlighted below, allow survivors to move beyond their trauma and achieve their long-term goals.
In addition to philanthropic support from the community, the Becky's House domestic violence programs are funded in part by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).
YWCA of San Diego County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, HIV/AIDS status, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by state or federal laws. When necessary, YWCA also makes reasonable accommodations for clients with disabilities.