As part of the community of Pomona, we are well aware that there are difficult times. This page provides some resources that can help in those times of need.
Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence
Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that can include physical abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, sexual abuse, or financial abuse (using money and financial tools to exert control) (National Network to End Domestic Violence). If you are in danger, call 911. You can also call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, educational services and referral services in more than 200 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, online instructional materials, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.
24-hour Toll Free Hotline: 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.
24-hour Toll Free Hotline: 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453
Text: “loveis” to 22522
National Sexual Assault Hotline
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and leading authority on sexual violence. We are a dynamic organization comprised of experts in victim services, public education, public policy, consulting services, and technology. Our team works together to provide best-in-class services for survivors, inform and educate the nation about sexual violence, and improve the public policy and criminal justice response to sexual violence.
24-hour Toll Free Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Domestic Shelters is a customizable search engine to help you find domestic violence resources in your area. If you or a friend is suffering from physical abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse or verbal abuse, this free service can help. Select domestic violence programs based on location, service and language needs. Find 24-hour hotlines in your area, service listings, and helpful articles on domestic violence statistics, signs and cycles of abuse, housing services, emergency services, legal and financial services, support groups for women, children and families, and more.
LA County Department of Public Social Services
The Department of Social Services offers the following resources/assistance to victims of domestic/intimate partner violence: Battered Women Shelters/Walk-in Centers, legal services, immigration issues, emergency food, clothing, and shelter, permanent housing, health services, individual or group counseling, household establishment skills education, financial planning, independent living skills, emergency transportation, and parenting education.
24-hour Hotline: 1-800-978-3600
Los Angeles LBGT Center (LA County)
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s STOP Domestic Violence and/or Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project offers services by LGBT-domestic violence specialists, including certified domestic violence counselors and mental health professionals and attorneys who have been trained in LGBT-domestic violence issues.
Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project Phone: 323-993-7649
Non-Legal Services: 323-860-5806
Mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org (Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project) OR email@example.com (non-legal services)
House of Ruth (LA County)
House of Ruth has been providing life-saving domestic violence services for residents of eastern Los Angeles and western San Bernardino counties since 1977. Participation in House of Ruth programming is open to all battered women, men, and their children. All of House of Ruth’s programs are free of charge. There is no discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, age, language, disability, religion, national origin, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
24-hour Toll Free Hotline: 877-988-5559
Phone: (909) 623 – 4364
Mailing: P.O. Box 459, Claremont, CA, 91711
Women and Children’s Crisis Center (LA County)
The Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter diligently serves victims of domestic violence: women, men, and their children. Our mission is to provide safety, shelter and hope to victims of domestic violence. As part of our program we collaborate with other agencies to improve overall health, wellness and economic stability; provide culturally relevant and supportive intervention; provide educational information for the prevention of family violence and maintain a 24-hour hotline. We operate on a 24-hour basis and all of our programs are free-of-charge. WCCS was founded on the belief that everyone has the right to a violence-free environment; that violence, be it physical, actual or threatened, emotional or psychological, has no place in healthy relationships. We are dedicated to helping the victims at whatever stage they are.
24-hour Toll Free Hotline: 562-945-3939
San Bernardino County Domestic Violence Shelters
Includes locations that serve Victorville, Barstow, the Inland Empire, Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino, and Joshua Tree.
Orange County Social Services Agency
Includes links to shelters, local hotlines, and links to legal services.
The website of our own candidate for ordination, Courtney Armento, co-author of GA 1928 A Call to See and Respond to the Crisis of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence, which was recently adopted at the 2019 General Assembly! Find information on domestic violence/intimate partner violence, resources, and information on training programs that Courtney facilitates.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
24-Hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (1-888-628-9454 para Español)
Options for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)
To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA)
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
The Trevor Project
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
Tri-City Mental Health Center
Tri-City Mental Health Center (TCMHC) is a comprehensive mental health service provider, dedicated to helping families and individuals of all ages reach their full potential. Through close and dedicated collaboration with the community it serves, TCMHC has successfully created an integrated system of care that ensures access and enhances mental and emotional health. Available services include but are not limited to psychotherapy, clinical case management, medication support, peer-to-peer support, psychoeducation, linkage and referral, vocational training and support, socialization activities, and community outreach.
Toll Free: (866) 623-9500
Phone: (909) 623-6131 , Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: 2008 N. Garey Avenue, Pomona, CA 91767
Volunteers of America in Pomona (VOA)
The Volunteers of America Pomona Homeless Outreach Program consists of a mobile Outreach Team, The Homeless Services Coordinator, and a City Homeless Liaison. The Team provides street outreach by vehicle and by foot. The Homeless Outreach Program includes comprehensive services for those who are experiencing homelessness, including street outreach, case management services, and referrals to needed services.
Outreach staff help clients identify and plan how to overcome barriers to overcoming homelessness. The Team then assists clients at a highly supportive level to address those needs, which may include accessing mainstream services, increasing income, developing self-determination, and accessing shelter and housing. Services include resource linkage and referrals.
Phone: (909) 593-4796
Location: 2040 N Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91767
Inland Valley Hope Partners
Inland Valley Hope Partners brings together faith communities, businesses, individuals and community groups, and ensures the empowerment of people in need by providing food, shelter and supportive services.
We serve 75,000 no, very low, and low income residents of west San Bernardino County and east Los Angeles County every year. We provide emergency food supplies (groceries) for over 900,000 meals and some 16,000 nights of shelter and housing assistance annually. We also provide thousands of pounds of fresh fruit and produce every year.
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8a-6p
Administrative Office Location: 1753 N. Park Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
- Directions from the First Christian Church Pomona Office: Follow the sidewalk from the office, past the sanctuary doors, all the way to the end of the building. Turn right and then walk until you come to a gate with the Inland Valley Hope Partners sign. Once you’re through the gate, make the first left. There will be signs for the Housing Office and Administrative Office.
Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program (CHAP)
We pair volunteers with individual participants to build one-on-one mentorship relationships. Other volunteers run our overnight accommodation and ensure that it stays open 365 nights a year!
Phone: 909-450 – 6185
Administrative Office Location: 830 West Bonita Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711