Pioneering Restoration and Elevating Voices of Advocacy, Idealism and Leadership

(209) 941-2611 (Business Office)
(209) 465-4878 (24 Hour DV/SA Helpline)
(209) 948-1911 (24 Hour Youth Helpline)
(209) 941-4963

Please see below.


Since 1976, PREVAIL (formerly Women's Center - Youth & Family Services) has been San Joaquin County's primary provider of free, confidential services and shelters specifically designed to meet the needs of homeless and runaway youth and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Through our programs and services, we are helping victims heal, restoring hope, strengthening families, and building a safer community.

Services offered by PREVAIL include:

  • Shelters for victims of domestic violence and their children
  • Shelters for homeless and runaway youth
  • The Spot Youth Center
  • 24-hour helplines
  • 24-hour hospital response and accompaniment for sexual assault victims
  • Individual peer counseling
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Support groups for battered women and men, 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
  • Advocacy and accompaniment to law enforcement agencies, court proceedings, hospitals, and social service providers
  • Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) assistance
  • Information and referrals
  • Emergency food and clothing
  • Just for Kids children’s counseling program
  • Financial literacy program
  • After care programs
  • Legal and justice system information
  • Youth mentoring program
  • Services for minors who are victims of sex trafficking and exploitation
  • Prevention education presentations on domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of social violence
  • Community education and outreach

Shelter Programs (Crisis Specialists are available 24/7 to complete an assessment over the phone to determine if an individual is eligible for these programs):

  • DAWN (Directions for Abused Women in Need) House, located in Stockton, and Serenity House, located in Tracy, are two undisclosed emergency shelters designed for individuals and families who are fleeing domestic violence, sexual violence, or human trafficking.
  • 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.
Shelter, helplines, and hospital accompaniment services: available 24-hours per day, 7 days per week. Office locations: open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Stockton, San Joaquin Office
620 North San Joaquin Street
Stockton, CA  95202
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Stockton, California Street Office
729 North California Street
Stockton, CA  95202
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Lodi, North County Office
29 South Washington Street
Lodi, CA  95240
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Safe House (youth shelter 12-17)
436 East Flora Street
Stockton, CA  95202
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