Domestic Violence

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, San Jose Ca

posted May 20, 2011, 7:52 PM by Danny Grissom

2625 Zanker Road, #200, San José, CA 95134


Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County helps people of all cultures and

beliefs rise from poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency. They

provide a broad range of services, including job skills training and placement,

older adult services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, housing

assistance, financial education, immigration support and refugee resettlement.

They provide educational programs that help young people develop into selfsufficient


Narika, Domestic Violence Organization, San Jose Ca

posted Mar 20, 2011, 2:11 PM by Danny Grissom



Asian Women's Home

Domestic Violence Organization

Crisis: 408-975-2739
Phone: 408-975-2730


Narika Helps Women Who:

  • Are abused by their husband or partner
  • Are abused by their in-laws and/or family members
  • Are being harrassed or stalked by an ex-husband/boyfriend/partner
  • Experienced violent and abusive homes
  • Are forced or pressured into arranged marriages
  • Are abondoned, divorced, or widowed
  • Have children who have witnessed maternal abuse
  • Are pressured and threatened by dowry demands
  • Are victims of rape
  • Are in abusive same-sex relationships
  • Are subjected to sexual harrassment or unwanted sexual advances in workplaces, homes, schools, colleges and other social settings
  • Are dealing with cultural identity issues, inter-generational conflict, and sexual identity issues

Maitri, San Jose Ca

posted Mar 20, 2011, 1:40 PM by Danny Grissom

Maitri Toll Free Hotline: 1.888.8.MAITRI|
National DV Toll Free Hotline: 1.800.799.SAFE
 234 East Gish Road, Suite #200, San Jose, CA 95112

Toll Free Hotline: 1-888-8MAITRI
Local Hotline: 1-408-436-8398

Live Hotline Hours:
9am - 1pm (PST)

Maitri's mission is three-fold:
  • To help integrate clients into the mainstream of American society, so that they feel comfortable and become full participants in it. Maitri recognizes that the very social and cultural separation or isolation that it's clients experience contributes largely to their problems, and is a hindrance to their solutions.

  • To focus efforts on supplementing and complementing existing services, not on duplicating them. To this end, Maitri has developed close working relationships with mainstream agencies and organizations, as well as organizations working with similar ethnic groups.

  • To work towards fostering self-reliance and self-confidence in its clients. We believe that a large number of difficulties experienced by Maitri's clients arise out of a real or perceived situation of dependency. This philosophy is encapsulated in Maitri's motto of "Helping Women to Help Themselves" and Maitris mission statement:
    Maitri believes that the best human relationships are characterized by mutual respect, open communication, and individual empowerment. To that end, Maitri's activities are designed to help South Asian women make an informed choice of the lives they lead.

Domestic Violence Information and Referral Handbook

posted Mar 7, 2011, 8:55 PM by Danny Grissom   [ updated Mar 7, 2011, 9:06 PM ]

Just click on the Attachment below to view or download the
Domestic Violence Information and Referral Handbook

Battered Women 24 Hour Hotline

posted Mar 7, 2011, 8:01 PM by Danny Grissom

Battered Women 24 Hour Hotline
  • (408) 541-6100

1257 Tasman Dr, #C, Sunnyvale, CA 94089  Cross Streets: Near the intersection of Tasman Dr and Reamwood Ave

Untitled Post

posted Mar 5, 2011, 7:20 PM by Danny Grissom

Domestic Violence Video


posted Mar 5, 2011, 6:32 PM by Danny Grissom

Safe@work Coalition, Domestic Violence and the Workplace

posted Mar 5, 2011, 6:30 PM by Danny Grissom

Domestic Violence as a Workplace Issue

Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injury to women. It impacts one out of every four women. Problems of domestic violence frequently spill into the workplace. Batterers commit 13,000 violent acts against their partners in the workplace each year. Batterers also pose serious threats to the safety of their victims’ co-workers. Research shows that their husbands or boyfriends at work harassed 74 percent of employed battered women. Every month, domestic violence caused 56 percent of them to be late at least five times, 28 percent to leave early at least five days and 54 percent to be late for work at least five times. As a result many workers face disciplinary action.

Employment is the key to a domestic violence victim’s economic self-sufficiency, but the US General Accounting Office found that one-quarter to one-half of domestic violence victims surveyed lost a job due, at least in part, to domestic violence.

Go to the there website and download a PDF of their entire site.

The Domestic Violence Project of Silicon Valley California

posted Mar 5, 2011, 6:22 PM by Danny Grissom

If you or your family have been physically or emotionally abused please read the  Victums Handbook. If you live around Santa Clara County California you can find immediate help here.

If you live elsewhere, our web site is still for you. Then for help in your area call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800 799-SAFE (TDD 1-800-787-3224).

Here Is Their Website.

What is Domestic Violence?

posted Mar 5, 2011, 5:56 PM by Danny Grissom

Domestic violence can manifest itself in different forms:

• Physical abuse includes hitting, slapping, throwing objects, using a knife or gun to threaten someone, pulling hair, punching with the fist, etc.

• Sexual abuse includes forced sexual intercourse, being forced to watch or act out pornography, touching genitals by mouth, forcing sex by inserting a penis or an object into a vagina, forced prostitution, etc.

• Emotional abuse includes threat of harm, humiliation in front of others, limiting movement outside a home, etc

• Financial abuse includes being forced to hand over money, being prevented from earning an income, being forced to ask for money for basic needs, etc.

What causes domestic violence?

Domestic violence may start when one partner feels the need to control and dominate the other. Abusers may feel this need to control their partner because of various reasons — low self-esteem, extreme jealousy, difficulties in regulating anger and other strong emotions, or when they feel inferior to the other partner in terms of education and socio-economic background. Some men with very traditional beliefs may think they have the right to control women because women aren’t equal to men. Victims of domestic violence can develop depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies and feelings of helplessness.


You can take preventative measures to stop violence by applying for a protection order against the person abusing you. The Domestic Violence Act 116/1998 makes provision for a person who is being abused to apply to the Magistrate’s Court for a protection order. This is done on application and needs to be granted by a magistrate, if there is evidence supporting allegations of abuse. An order may be requested by anyone who is, or was, in a domestic relationship with the respondent (abusing party). An application for a protection order can be brought on behalf of the applicant by any other person with the applicant’s consent.

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