Make the Call.
Though domestic violence is said to increase over the holidays, many do not report it. Just like any other time of the year, you deserve to be safe from violence. If you are in immediate danger, the Newark Police Department is prepared to take the necessary action if an abusive partner loses control or becomes violent. Believe that you do not deserve to be abused, and that you are not alone.
Call 911 if in urgent need of help!
Otherwise (AND ONLY IF SAFE), contact the following organizations. They can help you create a personal safety plan for you and your children. Please visit http://www.acfjc.org/files/04192011DVGuide.pdf for a Domestic Violence Resources Guide for Alameda County, or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline:
• 1-800-799-SAFE (7233),
• or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
• or (206) 787-3224 (Video Phone Only for Deaf Callers).
WARNING: Abusers can track your computer activity. Consider using a safer computer such as one from the library or a friend's house.