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Becky’s House

Becky’s House® Domestic Violence Programs

Fulfilling the complex needs of survivors, our gender-inclusive Becky’s House domestic violence programs encompass a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal support, and supportive services. In addition to safe and stable housing, our specialized system of care allows clients to recover from trauma, develop 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.

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 619.234.3164
Staffed by certified advocates, our bilingual hotline provides crisis counseling, critical resources, and immediate access to information referrals for victims and the community.

The Vi McKinney Becky’s House Shelter
The Vi McKinney Becky’s House Shelter, a 30-day emergency shelter, offers 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, 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 case management, therapeutic counseling, legal assistance, children’s and youth services, and employment support. Clients live in individual apartments, up to 12 months, and focus on overcoming trauma, developing life skills, continuing their education, gaining or improving employment, increasing income, and obtaining permanent housing.

Legal Support
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 Services
Essential resources and support, such as those highlighted below, allow survivors to move beyond their trauma and achieve their long-term goals.

  • Case management
  • Mental health counseling
  • Career development and employment services
  • Financial literacy training and credit counseling
  • Housing support and temporary rental assistance
  • Children’s and youth services
  • Health and wellness resources


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).

Additional Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or 1.800.787.3224 TTY
National Dating Abuse Helpline: 1.866.331.9474 or 1.866.331.8453 TTY
211 San Diego: dial 2-1-1 from any phone
San Diego Domestic Violence Council
52-Week Batterer Treatment

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.