California
Listings are alphabetized by city with:
1.    Groups and Projects
2.    Information and Referrals
G R O U P S     A N D     P R O J E C T S

Women’s Resource Center

Humboldt State University, Arcata

Because relations of domination affect all people; we at the Women’s Resource Center aim to provide the tools, support and safe spaces for empowerment and for people to dismantle systems of power, privilege and oppression. Simultaneously we are transforming our communities; as well as acknowledging and embracing diverse perspectives and strategies that promote collective visions of liberation.

Narika

Berkeley

Narika addresses the problem of domestic violence in the South Asian community by providing advocacy, support, information, and referrals within a culturally sensitive model.

Students of AMF at Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

The mission of Students of AMF at Berkeley is to provide peer support for college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one and empower the campus community to take action through service

Rape Trauma Services (RTS)

Burlingame

Our services are for all survivors of sexual assault or abuse, whether it happened yesterday or many years ago, and their loved ones.

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) (Facebook)

Cerritos College, Cerritos

Feminism = Equality

SAFE: Students, Administrators and Faculty for Equality

California State University, Channel Islands

The SAFE On Campus program seeks to reduce homophobia and heterosexism at CSU Channel Islands. Through education, advocacy, and promoting awareness, the program contributes to building a campus climate that is safe and accepting of all members of the University community.

The Gender & Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) (on)  Facebook

California State University, Chico

GSEC is a student run activist organization, which strives to empower all students through its two programs: the Women’s Program and the LGBTQ Program. The GSEC challenges societal norms that have been used to oppress and marginalize by providing opportunities for leadership, personal development, and referral services.

Safe Place:  The Collaborative Response to Violence Project

California State University, Chico

The mission of Safe Place is to offer a visible support system for victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking through outreach, crisis intervention, advocacy, and educational programming at California State University, Chico and Butte College campuses.

The Campus Violence Prevention Project (CVPP)

University of California, Davis

The Campus Violence Prevention Program (CVPP) explores myths and exposes the realities of sexual violence, relationship violence, and hate related activity, focusing on prevention through education.

Voices Not Victims

University of California, Davis

Our awareness campaign aims to stimulate the discussion and mutual consent necessary to end the confusion and violence that taint one too many sexual encounters. Our goal is to provide words and ways to achieve healthy communication as well as support and assistance for preventing sexual violence.

Brighter Beginnings (Facebook)  (Twitter)

East Bay (Oakland,Richmond, Antioch & Bay Point)

Imagine trying to help your family thrive where liquor stores litter every street corner and playgrounds are dens for drug deals.    Brighter Beginnings helps East Bay families in Alameda and Contra Costa counties uncover their strengths and develop a path towards self-sufficiency and “family”-esteem.

Campus Assault Resources & Education  (CARE) (on)  Facebook (on)  YouTube

University of California, Irvine

The CARE office provides comprehensive programs to serve those affected by sexual assault, relationship abuse and stalking.  CARE offers counseling, advocacy, prevention education, leadership and training opportunities, while working closely with the community on collaborative response and policy development.

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA @UCI) (Facebook)

University of California, Irvine

WE PROMOTE equality between women and men, girls and boys and support constitutional and statutory measures to gain full equality locally, statewide, nationally, and globally.

Project Safe

California State University, Long Beach

Project Safe is a program of prevention and intervention activities, including support and advocacy, to reduce the incidence of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking on the CSULB campus.

Center for Gender Equity (CGE)

Occidental College, Los Angeles

CGE addresses the needs of women, men, and transgender members on campus by providing support, advocacy and programming that promotes awareness, personal empowerment, mutual respect and equity. The CGE provides a gathering space for all students at Occidental College to study, relax, plan activities, and receive resources on issues regarding gender, sexuality, identity and the diverse community of Occidental College.

Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities (CSGS)

California State University, Los Angeles

The Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities lives at the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, ability, age, class, culture, and nation. We believe that knowledge flows from the connections among faculty, students, and the communities within and beyond the university.

Concerned Black Men of Los Angeles (CBMLA)

Los Angeles

Concerned Black Men of Los Angeles (CBMLA) is a not for profit organization dedicated to the challenge of helping underprivileged African American youth develop socially, emotionally, and economically into viable citizens in our community.

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) (Facebook)

California State University, Los Angeles

FMF (Feminist Majority Foundation) is the nation’s largest feminist research and action organization dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive rights and health and non-violence. To carry out these aims, FMF engages in research and public policy development, public education programs, grassroots organizing projects, leadership training and development programs.

Men CARE

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Men CARE is as a campus wide program to end sexual violence in the USC community through education, cultural change and leadership development.

Peace Over Violence

Los Angeles

Peace Over Violence is a non-profit, feminist, multicultural, volunteer organization dedicated to a building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.

Project Safe

California State University, Los Angeles

Sexual violence prevention and intervention

UCLA Bruin Feminists for Equality (on)  Facebook (on)  Twitter

(UCLA)  University of California, Los Angeles

The only student organization at UCLA devoted exclusively to the feminist movement and everything that is pro-woman.

Violence Prevention Program

University of California, Merced

The Violence Prevention Program (VPP) provides culturally sensitive response to and education about sexual violence, domestic/dating violence and stalking.

Monterey County Rape Crisis Center (MCRCC)

Monterey

The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center (MCRCC) is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to advocate for all victims and survivors of sexual assault and child sexual abuse, to prevent sexual violence in our community through education, and to provide ongoing support and healing to survivors of sexual assault.

ELAC (East Los Angeles College) Feminist Club (Facebook)

East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park

ELAC Feminist movement is all about empowering women, educating men and providing general assistance to our student body.
The purpose of the organization is to unite, educate and empower both male and female students. To teach about equality, respect and over all love for both sexes.

Gender and Women’s Studies Student Association

California State University, Northridge

The goal of the Gender and Women’s Studies Student Association is to organize Gender and Women’s Studies-related events, activities, career guidance, and campaigns to raise awareness among women and men on the CSUN campus about current women’s issues.

Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR)

Oakland

Bay Area Women Against Rape provides 24-hour comprehensive services for survivors of sexual assault and their significant others.

Men Against Violence

Stanford University, Palo Alto

All people have the right to live their lives free of violence and men have a very important role to play in this effort to rid the Stanford community of violence.  One purpose of the Men Against Violence group is to create a space where men can discuss how traditional gender roles and violence negatively affects the health and lives of men and how, in turn, that violence can be passed on to others in a community.

Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) (Facebook)

Stanford University, Palo Alto

The Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education & Response (SARA) addresses student concerns, and assists students who are victims with personal and academic difficulties that may arise due to the impact of these issues. The Office is also available for consultation with faculty and staff to address student disclosures and other concerns related to sexual and relationship violence.

PCC Feminists’ Club (Facebook)  (on)  Twitter

Pasadena City College, Pasadena

PCC Feminist Club meets on Tuesdays from 12-1 in room C337

The Cal Poly Pomona Men Against Violence

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

To promote gender equality and healthy relationships through education, advocacy and leadership opportunities.

Project Sister:  Family Services (PSFS)

Pomona

Project Sister Family Services (PSFS) is the foremost agency dedicated to providing services to the women, children, and men survivors of sexual assault and abuse and their families in the East San Gabriel and Inland Valleys in Southern California, a region with a population of over 2.3 million persons.

One in Four

University of Redlands, Redlands

The campus’ One in Four organization was established to help raise awareness and increase understanding of the realities of sexual assault. The organization assists with a number of public awareness events, both on campus and in the general community.   The organization is open to all male students who are concerned about sexual assault.

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC)

University of California, Riverside

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) at the University of California, Riverside offers programs and services which provide awareness and proactive response on female and male students’ issues and concerns, connecting theory, research, experiential learning, co-curricular development, and practical application

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (Facebook)

Sierra College, Rocklin

We are dedicated to raising awareness about women’s rights issues and promoting equality between the sexes. We use reason and understanding to organize events and gatherings dedicated to spreading information about equality, society, and gender notions of past and present.

Students of AMF at Sac State  (Facebook)

California State University, Sacramento

The mission of Students of AMF at Sacramento State is to provide peer support for college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one and empower the campus community to take action through service

Women’s Studies Student Association (on)  Facebook

California State University, Sacramento

The purpose of this organization is to bring awareness of women’s issues to both our community and the Sac State campus. Furthermore, we would like to promote a feminist campaign by raising awareness of the intersectionality of gender, race & class.

The Chadwick Center for Children & Families

San Diego

We promote the health and well-being of abused and traumatized children and their families.  We accomplish this through excellence and leadership in evaluation, treatment, prevention, education, advocacy, and research.

Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention Resource Center (SARC)

University of California, San Diego

SARC is dedicated to creating a safe and respectful community that does not tolerate sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking

UCSD Greeks Against Sexual Assault (Facebook)

University of California, San Diego

Greeks Against Sexual Assault works towards increasing awareness, educating, and eliminating sexual assault and dating violence from the Greek community through peer education and activism amongst sororities and fraternities at UC San Diego.

Visionary Feminists Club (Facebook)

San Diego City College, San Diego

Our mission is to develop new strategies and programs to advance social, political, and economic equality of all people in order to eliminate all forms of oppression based on gender, race, sexual orientation, class and ability.

The Young Women’s Study Club

Hoover High School, San Diego

SDSU’s Department of Women’s Studies has continued its mentoring relationship with the Young Women’s Studies Club at Hoover High School for many years.   On average 25-40 students attend the weekly meetings. They are roughly 75% female, 25% male and come from widely diverse backgrounds.

The Children and Adolescent Sexual Abuse Resource Center (CASARC)

San Francisco

The Children and Adolescent Sexual Abuse Resource Center (CASARC) is an agency in the San Francisco Department of Public Health that provides specialized services to children and adolescents (up to age 18) who have experienced sexual abuse or assault.

Community United Against Violence (CUAV)

San Francisco

CUAV is the nation’s first LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) anti-violence organization. Our mission is to prevent and respond to violence against and within our diverse LGBTQQ communities.

Institute on Aging (IOA)

San Francisco

Institute on Aging (IOA) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that touches the lives of thousands of seniors in San Francisco, Marin, and the Peninsula. IOA’s service mission is to enhance the quality of life for our diverse community of adults as they age.

The SAFE Place Men’s Program

San Francisco State University, San Francisco

The SAFE Place Men’s Program mobilizes male students to prevent men’s violence against women and other men. We build young men’s capacity to challenge harmful aspects of traditional masculinity, to value alternative visions of male strength, and to embrace their vital role as allies with women and girls in fostering healthy relationships and gender equity.

The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center

San Francisco

The TALK Line Family Support Center provides families with a comprehensive range of direct services to ease parental stress and foster healthy family dynamics.

San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR)

San Francisco

San Francisco Women Against Rape provides resources, support, advocacy and education to strengthen the work of all individuals, and communities in San Francisco that are responding to, healing from, and struggling to end sexual violence.

Sexual Addiction Help (Blog)

San Francisco and Greater Bay Area

Website of a San Francisco Area group of therapists whose website lists a significant number of relevant resources on sexual addiction.

Men Creating Change at SJSU

San Jose State University, San Jose

Men Can Stop Rape’s Men Creating Change Chapters are the nation’s most comprehensive strategy to engage college and university men in preventing violence against women, developing and supporting healthy masculinity, and sustainably organizing to create campuses and cultures free from violence.

SAFER:  Sexual Assault-Free Environment Resource

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Sexual Assault Free Environment Resource (SAFER) Program is Cal Poly’s sexual assault resource and prevention program.

SARP (Sexual Assault Recovery & Prevention) Center

San Luis Obispo

Our vision is to create a world that is free of sexual violence.  Our mission is to transform the lives of sexual assault survivors, their families and the community through hope, healing and empowerment.

Women Studies Student Association (WSSA)

California State University, San Marcos

The club is devoted to raising awareness about issues within the community that oppress people.  We also promote equality for all and will host events that revolve around these ideas.

Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA)

San Mateo

At CORA our mission is to end domestic violence/abuse in San Mateo County through intervention and prevention.

Sexual Assault Prevention & Education

University of California, Santa Cruz

The mission of Sexual Assault Prevention is to promote the compassionate and just treatment of student survivors, their support system, and significant others, foster collaborative relationships between campus and community agencies and affect attitudinal and behavioral changes on campus as we work toward the elimination of sexual violence against all people.

Santa Monica College Feminist Leadership Alliance (SMC FMLA) (Facebook)

Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

SMC FMLA operates in conjunction with The Feminist Majority Foundation’s campus leadership program. The club is committed to social, political and economic equality via consciousness-raising and activism.

Santa Monica

Women’s and Gender Studies Department

Sonoma State University, Sonoma

Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) is an interdisciplinary major that examines the experiences and opportunities of women and men in relation to race, ethnicity, class and sexuality.  WGS places gender is specific cultural and historical contexts in relation to families, communities, and nations.

Men Evolving Non-Violently (M.E.N)

Sonoma County

M.E.N. is a one-of-a-kind program that offers several services to help men who have decided they want to change their abusive or unproductive behavior.

Women’s Resource Center

University of the Pacific, Stockton

The purpose of the center is to promote awareness of women’s and gender issues and celebrate and cultivate women’s leadership on campus and beyond. The Women’s Resource Center is used for meetings and events, and serves as a resource for gender equality and campus violence prevention.

Project Sanctuary

Ukiah/Ft. Bragg

Our Mission: ending domestic violence and sexual abuse in our community.

Los Angeles Valley College Feminist Club (Facebook)  or Blog

LAVC, Valley Glen

We are a community of individuals who seek to end oppression and domination in all of its forms through sociological scholarship and creating social change.

California Alliance For Families & Children (CAFC)

Statewide:  Sacramento

We are dedicated to ensuring that children and family policies provide equal and fair treatment to all affected parties: men, women and children alike, regardless of their ethnic background, religion or sexual orientation. CAFC is an education and advocacy group with experts in the field of family law: attorneys and members of law enforcement; mental and medical health practitioners; financial and economic specialists; media and policy consultants and advocates.

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)

Statewide: Sacramento

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault provides leadership, vision and resources to rape crisis centers, individuals and other entities committed to ending sexual violence.

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV)

Statewide:  Sacramento

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence promotes the collective voice of a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals, working to eliminate all forms of domestic violence.

MiFuerza.org

Nuestra misión es proporcionar liderazgo, visión y recursos a los centros de asistencia para casos de violación, personas y otras entidades decididas a poner fin a la violencia sexual.    Para ayudar a convertir esta visión en realidad, hemos iniciado “La campaña de la fuerza” que invita a los hombres jóvenes a actuar para prevenir la violación.

MyStrength.org (on)  Facebook (on)  MySpace

Statewide:

Our mission is to provide leadership, vision and resources for rape crisis centers, individuals and other entities committed to ending sexual violence.   The campaign centers on the theme of “My Strength is Not for Hurting,” and is designed to raise awareness of sexual violence among youth and highlight the vital role that young men can play in fostering healthy, safe relationships.

teenNOW California (Twitter)

Statewide:  Lemon Grove

Teen Now California is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of expectant and parenting teenagers and their young children, and to the prevention of adolescent childbearing. It includes educators, social workers, health care providers, parents, policy makers, and others committed to supporting:  the delay of early sexual activity or repeat pregnancy among adolescents, teenagers who experience early pregnancy and childbearing and the children of young parents.

I N F O R M A T I O N     A N D     R E F E R R A L S

For Men Only: For Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault California State University, Bakersfield

Unwanted Sex, Sexual Assault and Rape University of California, Berkeley

Assistance for Victims of Sexual Assault California State University, Fresno

UniversityBlues.org  – Male Rape California State University, Fullerton

Sexual Assault California State University East Bay, Hayward

Campus Assault Resources & Education University of California, Irvine

Acquaintance Rape University of California, Los Angeles

Date Rape University of California, Los Angeles

Campus Plan to Address Sexual Assault California State University, Northridge

Information About Sexual Assault Pomona College, Pomona

Surviving Sexual Assault University of California, Riverside

Student Health Services: Violence and Sexual Assault California State University, Sacramento

Sexual Assault California State University, San Bernardino

Sexual Assault & Rape San Diego State University, San Diego

Sexual Assault Response Protocol California State University, San Marcos

Sexual Assault University of California, Santa Barbara