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If You Need Immediate Help, Call:

Emergency: 911

Laura's House, 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (866) 498-1511

National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)


Childhelp National Abuse Hotline: (800) 4-A-CHILD

Orange County Child Protective Services: (714) 940-1000

California Youth Crisis Line: (800) 843-5200


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800)-273-TALK (8255) or (888) 628-9454 * Espanol

Orange County Mental Health: (949) 638-8277

Adult Protective Services (elder abuse) (800) 451-5155

Orange County Social Services: (714) 541-7700


Rape Crisis Hotline:

N. Orange County - (714) 957-2737

S. Orange County - (949) 831-9110

Homeless Referrals: Info Link - (888) 305-7233

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If You Have Questions/Concerns About Your Relationship, Contact Laura's House

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (866) 498-1511
Counseling and Resource Center: (949) 361-3775
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Family Resource Center: (949) 364-0500

If Your Are in Need Of Legal Assistance:

  • Laura's House Counseling and Resource Center: 949-361-3775
  • The Laura's House Legal Department, in collaboration with the Orange County Bar Association, hosts a monthly legal clinic every fourth Tuesday of every month. Clients have an opportunity to speak to an attorney for 30 minutes; free of charge. A prior appointment is required. For more information, please call (949)361-3775 to schedule an appointment.
  • Legal Aid: (800) 834-5001


  • What is Upscale Violence?

    Upscale violence, a term coined by Dr. Susan Weitzman, is applied to women who have endured/ are enduring multiple or continued episodes of emotional ...

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  • Relationship Violence: The Secret That Kills 4 Women a Day

    He "threatened me, "strangled me with a PlayStation cord," "lunged at me with a pocketknife." A horror movie? No, real life for far too many young women...

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  • Dr. Walker's Cycle of Violence

    The theory of the cycle of violence was developed by Dr. Lenore Walker. It has three distinct phases which are generally present in a violent relationship...

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