Women's Center-Youth & Family Services

(209) 941-2611 (Stockton, San Joaquin Street Office)
(209) 929-6700 (Stockton, California Street Office)
(209) 368-3406 (Lodi, North County Office)
(209) 941-4963

Women's Center-YFS serves women, children, teens and men who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking as well as homeless and runaway youth.


Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services is San Joaquin County’s only provider of free, confidential shelter and services specifically designed to meet the needs of homeless and runaway youth and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The organization’s mission is to build a stronger community by fostering the strengths in individuals and by acting as a catalyst to end violence and youth homelessness. Women’s Center-YFS has a staff of 75 providing services at 10 sites throughout San Joaquin County.

Services offered by Women’s Center-YFS include:

  • Shelters for victims of domestic violence and their children (DAWN House and Serentiy House)
  • Shelters for homeless and runaway youth (Safe House and Opportunity House)
  • Youth Drop-In Center
  • 24-hour crisis lines
  • 24-hour hospital response and accompaniment for sexual assault victims
  • Individual peer counseling
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Support groups for battered women, survivors of sexual assault, youth and teens, and adults molested as children
  • Parenting classes for teens and adults
  • Life skills training
  • Employment readiness
  • Case Management
  • Accompaniment to law enforcement agencies, court proceedings, hospitals, and social service providers
  • Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) assistance
  • Information and referrals
  • Food and clothing
  • Just for Kids children’s counseling program
  • Financial literacy program
  • After-care programs
  • Legal and justice system information
  • Youth outreach and mentoring program
  • Services for minors who are victims of sex trafficking
  • Prevention education presentations on domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of social violence
  • Community education and outreach


  • Main Office - 620 North San Joaquin Street, Stockton, CA 95202 (209) 941-2611
  • California Street Office - 729 North California Street, Stockton, CA 95202 (209) 929-6700
  • Lodi Office, 29 South Washington Street, Lodi, CA 95240 (209) 368-3406

24-Hour Helplines:

  • Sexual Assault: (209) 465-4997
  • Domestic Violence: (209) 465-4878
  • Youth/Human Trafficking: (209) 948-1911

Shelter Programs:

  • DAWN (Directions for Abused Women in Need) House, located in Stockton, is an undisclosed emergency shelter with the capacity to house up to 40 battered women, men and children at a time, and serves more than 500 individuals each year
  • Serenity House is an undisclosed emergency shelter in Tracy with the capacity to serve up to 12 battered women, men and children at a time
  • Safe House, located in Stockton, offers up to 21 days of shelter and supportive services for runaway, throwaway and homeless youth aged 12 to 17
  • Opportunity House, located in Stockton, provides up to 21 months of shelter and supportive services to prepare runaway, throwaway and homeless youth for independent living. The program serves youth aged 18 to 22 and emancipated youth from 16 to 17 years old
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Shelter, helplines and hospital accompaniment services available 24-hours per day, 7 days per week.
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Main Location
620 North San Joaquin Street
Stockton, CA  95202
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Stockton, California St. Office
729 N. California Street
Stockton, CA  95202
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Lodi, North County Office
29 S. Washington St.
Lodi, CA  95240
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