SAVE is a non-profit 501[c] 3 organization and is headquartered at The Empowerment Center at SAVE, 1900 Mowry Avenue, Suite 201, Fremont, CA 94538.
SAVE's 24-hour hotline is (510) 794-6055. Our Empowerment Center is open M-F, 9 am to 5 pm. We may be reached at (510) 574-2250.
We strive every day to fulfill our mission: to strengthen every individual and family we serve with the knowledge and support needed to end the cycle of abuse and build healthier lives.
Since 1976 SAVE has addressed the needs of people experiencing family violence. As a result of SAVE’s services well over 240,000 survivors of domestic violence and their families have been served to date. SAVE is located in Southern Alameda County, California, but serves clients from any city, county, state, or country.
SAVE will assist any victim of domestic violence regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, language spoken, or geographic location.
We offer a continuum of services from crisis to the establishment of a violence-free life. Our programs include:
• 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, with trained domestic violence counselors, available any time of the day or night to offer emotional support, referrals, and crisis intervention;
• 30 bed Emergency Shelter, in a confidential location for families fleeing abuse (90 day maximum stay) with comprehensive case management and support services;
• Counseling Services, offered individually on a sliding fee scale basis (free for shelter clients), and free drop-in support groups;
• Children’s Program, where professionals work closely with children in our residential programs to heal the traumatic effects of living with violence;
• Community Services, to impart violence prevention and intervention through medical outreach and advocacy, community education(including a 40 hour Domestic Violence Counselor Certification Training), and Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program for high school students;
• Community Oriented Prevention Service Program (COPS), a partnership between SAVE and local police departments which works to prevent and reduce domestic violence early in the cycle, and provides services to victims and their children.
• Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) Clinic, providing domestic violence victims with legal assistance and court accompaniment on site at Fremont and Hayward Superior Courts, Hayward and San Leandro Police Departments, and at SAVE’s Community Office.