COVID

COVID-19 Updates

Thank you for your patience during this COVID-19 response period, an unprecedented and difficult time, especially for marginalized communities.

 

SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER FOR SAN FRANCISCO

Mayor Breed has issued an updated health order requiring residents to stay home except for essential needs starting at midnight on March 17 and lasting at least three weeks.  Read the press release here and the public order here.

 

HRC Offices Closed

The San Francisco Human Rights Commission office will be closed starting March 13, 5 pm, through at least April 7.  Staff will still be working remotely.

  • For current updates on COVID-19 from the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, please check our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/San-Francisco-Human-Rights-Commission-167539056647973/.
  • Until further notice, the HRC will be handling discrimination inquiries by phone or email only.  To file a discrimination inquiry with our Office of Civil Rights, call 415-252-2500 to schedule an intake appointment. If you reach the automated answering service, leave a message with your name and phone number so that we can call you back to arrange a phone appointment. You may also send an email to hrc.info@sfgov.org stating that you want to schedule an intake appointment. You may include information about your situation in your email message or you may provide that information directly to an HRC investigator at your intake phone appointment.
  • The Opportunities for All initiative has online learning resources here.
  • Our Family Coalition is hosting virtual support groups.  More information here.

SHARP

The Office of Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) is also taking phone and email inquiries during this time.  For more information on SHARP, click here.  

Additional resources for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors:

  • APA Family Support Services Home Visitation Program
    • APA Family Support Services provides multi-lingual prevention education to Asian women through home visitation, support groups, public awareness campaigns and community outreach.
    • Tel: 415-616-9797
    • www.apafss.org
  • Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO) Domestic Violence Project and Asian Anti-Trafficking Collaborative
    • APILO provides legal services and representation to domestic violence survivors, including family law and immigration services. They also coordinate a collaborative partnership of agencies conducting anti-trafficking prevention efforts.
    • Tel: 415.567.6255
    • www.apilegaloutreach.org
  • Asian Women’s Shelter Domestic Violence Shelter Program, Options for Comprenhensive Action for Youth (SF OCAY), and Transgender Services
    • Asian Women’s Shelter provides emergency shelter, intensive case management, 24-hour crisis line, language access and referrals for battered women and their children, as well as case management services for youth survivors of sex trafficking, and specialized services for transgender survivors of violence.
    • Tel: 415-751-7110
    • Crisis Line: 1-877-751-0880
    • www.sfaws.org
  • Bar Association of San Francisco Justice & Diversity Center - Domestic Violence Legal Services Project
    • The Domestic Violence Legal Services Project provides family law legal services to women who have experienced domestic violence, including marital dissolutions, child custody, child support, restraining orders and guardianships.
    • Tel: 415-982-1600
    • www.sfbar.org
  • Bar Association of San Francisco Justice & Diversity Center - Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic (CROC)
    • The Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic provides legal services to assist battered women file and obtain orders of protection.
    • Tel: 415.255-0165
    • www.sfbar.org
  • Bay Area Legal Aid Domestic Violence Legal Services
    • Bay Area Legal Aid provides legal representation for domestic violence survivors, regarding family law matters including child-custody, divorce and limited representation on immigration matters.
    • Tel: 415-982-1300
    • Legal Advice Line: 415-354-6360
    • Toll-Free: 800-551-5554
    • www.baylegal.org
  • Community United Against Violence (CUAV) Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Women's Prevention and Education Program and LGBT Community Building
    • CUAV provides anti-heterosexism intervention project, transphobia intervention project, and a LOVE & JUSTICE service provider partner project to strengthen the safety net of services and to increase providers' early detection of violence in LGBTQQ relationships.
    • Tel: 415-777-5500
    • Safety Line: 415-333-4357
    • www.cuav.org
  • Community Youth Center Young Asian Women Against Violence Project (YAWAV)
    • The YAWAV project prevents violence against girls and young women through peer education projects, positive empowerment and leadership development.
    • Tel: 415-775-2636
    • www.cycsf.org
  • Donaldina Cameron House Healing Families - Asian Domestic Violence Advocacy Program
    • Donaldina Cameron House provides social services, counseling, case management, advocacy, and accompaniment to appointments to Asian women and their children, many of whom are new immigrants.
    • Tel: 415-781-0401
    • www.cameronhouse.org
  • Filipino Community Center Babae Healthy Relationships Program
    • Filipino Community Center provides prevention education workshops, information and referral to resources, support groups for girls and young women. Services provided in English and Tagalog.
    • Tel: 415-333-6267
    • www.filipinocc.org
  • Glide Foundation Glide Women's Center
    • The Women’s Center offers support groups, workshops, and programming for women that are homeless or in unstable housing situations, experiencing intimate partner abuse.
    • Tel: 415-674-6000
    • www.glide.org
  • Gum Moon Women’s Residence Transitional Housing Project
    • Gum Moon provides transitional housing and supportive services for battered single, low-income Asian immigrant women victims of domestic and sexual violence.
    • Tel: 415-788-1008
    • www.gummoon.org
  • Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco Females Against Violence (FAV) Peer Leadership and Education Program
    • The FAV program provides prevention and education workshops for girls and young women, discussing healthy relationships and forms of abuse, and offers resources to assist young women in making positive changes.
    • Tel: 415-487-6706
    • www.horizons-sf.org
  • Jewish Family and Children’s Services Dream House
    • The Dream House program provides transitional housing with comprehensive supportive services, including case management and counseling to assist women and families fleeing domestic violence.
    • Tel: 415-449-1243
    • www.jfcs.org
  • La Casa de las Madres Domestic Violence Shelter Services and the Safe Housing Project
    • La Casa de las Madres provides emergency shelter, crisis line, drop-in center, education, and domestic violence response team for battered women and their children. The Safe Housing Project provides outreach and education to residents and staff at the Housing Authority.
    • Tel: 415-503-0500
    • Crisis Line: 1-877-503-1850
    • Crisis Line (teens) 1-877-923-0700
    • www.lacasa.org
  • Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC) Queer Young Women’s Health & Safety Project and El/La Para TransLatinas
    • LYRIC provides prevention education through young women’s health programs, recreation and empowerment programs, after-school programs, job training, and targeted outreach to queer young women throughout the queer young women’s communities in San Francisco. El/La Para Translatinas provides education, advocacy, and leadership opportunities for the translatina community.
    • Tel: 415-703-6150
    • www.lyric.org
  • Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center: Project Survive
    • Project Survive works with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking by helping them maintain their jobs and stay safe at the work place.
    • Tel: 415-864-8848
    • Toll-Free: 888-864-8335
    • www.las-elc.org
  • Mary Elizabeth Inn Inn Roads Program
    • The Inn Roads Program assists domestic violence survivors achieve economic independence and stability through transitional housing and employment assistance.
    • Tel: 415-673-6768
    • www.meinn.org
  • Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. Mission Girls - Real Arising Issues Creating Empowered Students Program (RAICES)
    • RAICES provides workshop with violence against girls’ curriculum discussing healthy relationships, forms of abuse, definitions of rape, resources available, and how to prevent violence to young women, and assist young women make positive changes.
    • Tel: 415-206-7752
    • www.mncsf.org
  • Mujeres Unidas y Activas Sanando el Alma
    • Mujeres Unidas y Activas provides counseling, support meetings, and informational workshops for Latina immigrant survivors of domestic violence.
    • Tel: 415.621.8140
    • www.mujeresunidas.net
  • Saint James Infirmary Violence Prevention and Intervention for Sex Workers
    • Saint James Infirmary provides free and non-judgmental health care and services for sex workers, including a Bad Date List, a violence intervention tool to help identify a person who threatens, harms, or behaves violently towards a sex worker.
    • Tel: 415-554-8494
    • www.stjamesinfirmary.org
  • San Francisco Safe House  
    • Safe House provides a supportive living environment with intensive case management for homeless women leaving prostitution.
    • Tel: 415-673-6768
    • www.sfsafehouse.org
  • Saint Vincent de Paul Society – Riley Center Brennan House and Rosalie House
    • The Rosalie House provides emergency shelter and supportive services for battered women and their children, including individual and group counseling, case management services, parenting groups, employment referrals and a children’s program. The Brennan House provides transitional housing and supportive services for battered women and their children.
    • Tel: 415-552-2943
    • Crisis Line: 415-255-0165
    • http://svdp-sf.org/what-we-do/riley-center 
  • San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR) Students Talking About Non-Violent Dating (STAND), Sexual Assault Crisis Line, Sexual Assault Advocacy, and Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Program
    • SFWAR provides sexual assault advocacy to women and girls through one-on-one peer counseling, support groups, medical and legal advocacy, and referrals. STAND works to provide domestic violence and sexual assault prevention education to local high school students.
    • Tel: 415.861-2024
    • Crisis Line: 415.647.7273
    • www.sfwar.org
  • Women in Dialogue In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety
    • Women in Dialogue provides prevention education services, and promotes public awareness on violence against prostitutes, and offers advocacy services.
    • Tel: 415.626.4114
  • W.O.M.A.N., Inc. 24-Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line and Latina Case Management Program
    • WOMAN, Inc. provides 24- hour domestic violence crisis line and supportive services, including 24-hour Spanish language assistance, support groups, and community education.
    • Tel: 415.864-4777
    • Crisis Line: 415-864-4722
    • www.womaninc.org

 

Other City Coronavirus Resources 

The City and County of San Francisco has made special resources available in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.