La Casa de Las Madres
1663 Mission Street, suite 225
San Francisco, CA - 94103
24 Hour Crisis Line: 1.877.503.1850
Text Line: 415-200-3575
Drop In Center
La Casa de las Madres' Drop In Center embodies our commitment to providing a comprehensive continuum of care for victims and survivors of domestic violence. At our Drop In Center, we support women and families, emotionally and practically, as they heal from the trauma of domestic violence and overcome its impact on their lives. In a public location, it acts as central hub to insure that women, teens, and families across San Francisco can easily access safe, effective, and responsive issue-specific support services. At the Drop In Center, survivors can connect with any of our services to address immediate and ongoing needs.
Our Drop In Center offers expansive need-based intervention and support to domestic violence victims and survivors of all ages. Our free, confidential services include:
Crisis response and intervention
Safety planning and risk assessment
Intakes to our Emergency Shelter Program
Assistance with housing stability
Safe visitation advocacy
Restraining order assistance
Advocacy, information, and referrals for a wide range of legal, medical, housing, therapeutic, and childcare issues
Drop In Center Information:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
1663 Mission Street, Suite 225 (between South Van Ness & Duboce/Division)
San Francisco, CA 94103
The Drop In Center is accessible by a three block walk from the 16th/Mission or Civic Center BART stations, a one block walk down South Van Ness from the Market Street corridor, and nearby stops of the 14, 18, 22, 33, 49, and 53 MUNI buses. Our Drop In Center has both disabled access and TTY capability.
For appointments or to attend support groups, call: 415-503-0500.
Our confidentially located Emergency Shelter Program serves as a safe haven for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Without such a safe haven, victims are too often faced with an impossible choice: to continue living in a violent or life-threatening environment, or to become homeless. Much more than just shelter, we offer safety, comprehensive advocacy, and support services to up to 35 women and children each night.
During an up to eight week stay, La Casa's shelter is a safe place to land, take stock of one’s resources, and lay out a plan for next steps. Our ‘round the clock staff insure individualized support for each woman and her children, while onsite services help residents heal from abuse and reverse the isolation caused by domestic violence. The shelter offers individual counseling, support groups, practical living skills development, resource advocacy, and support service referrals. La Casa also encourages women and their children to engage together to relieve trauma, strengthen bonds, and break the inter-generational cycle of violence.
The only domestic violence shelter in San Francisco offering around the clock access to safety, we conduct shelter intakes 24 hours a day, every day.