Asian Women’s Home

ANNOUNCEMENT 01/19/2022:


San Jose Family Justice Center – Will be open only for virtual appointments until further notice. Walk-ins will be referred to our hotline to make a virtual appointment. 

AWH continues to provide services for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking survivors. The following support is available:

  • 24-hr Crisis Hotline – (408) 975-2739
  • Live Online Chat Support – safechatsv.org / Open 7 days a week
  • Emergency Shelter & Support Services – We continue to provide emergency shelter, legal advocacy, housing assistance, and other support services as openings are available. Please call (408) 975-2739 for more information.
All communities are welcomed!

Asian Women's Home

Asian Women’s Home serves survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.  Realizing the enormous cultural and linguistic barriers immigrant families faced, AACI formed Asian Women’s Home in 1986. Help is available in multiple languages and dialects, both Asian and non-Asian. Our 10-bed shelter is the only domestic violence shelter in Santa Clara County that focuses on the Asian community, and we are one of only nine shelters focusing on Asian and Pacific Islander domestic violence survivors in the entire continental U.S.  Asian Women’s Home serves everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, socioeconomic background, or sexual orientation. All communities are welcomed! To inquire about services or to seek help, please call our free and confidential 24/7 hotline at (408) 975-2739.

All Services Are:

  • Free and confidential
  • Available in multiple languages and dialects
  • Available to shelter residents and non-residential clients of all ethnic backgrounds

Services include:

  • A 24-hour crisis hotline and information hotline.  (408) 975-2739
  • A 24-hour emergency shelter.
  • Peer counseling; individual and group.
  • Help with restraining orders, family law, and immigration issues.
  • Domestic violence education and training for professionals and community groups.
  • Employment, housing, and social service advocacy.
  • Information and referrals.
  • San Jose Family Justice Center (FJC) – Open Thursdays from 9-5
  • Safe Chat – Safe Chat Silicon Valley

About Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive or violent behavior that one partner uses to exert power and control over the other in a marriage, partnership, or intimate relationship.

Teen dating violence is a pattern of destructive behaviors one partner uses to exert power and control over a dating partner among adolescents.

Human trafficking is modern day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.

Click the button below for more information and resources on the different forms of abuse.

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  • Safety & Support
  • San Jose Family Justice Center
  • Resources
  • Brochures
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Our donors make our work possible. Here are the many ways you can support survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking:

  • Monetary Donations
  • Car Donations
  • Gift Cards
  • Shelter Wish List
  • Used Cell Phone Donations
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Volunteers make what we do possible.

Click below to learn more about training and volunteering.

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“I Dare to Air—My Resilience, My Truth” Traveling Clothesline Installation exhibits traditional dresses accompanying real stories shared by local domestic violence survivors from diverse ethnic communities. We hope that by airing their stories, survivors from different cultures will understand its prevalence and speak out themselves.

The exhibit launched October 15, 2018 at the County of Santa Clara Government Center and will remain throughout the Domestic Violence Awareness Month of October. Supervisor Cindy Chavez, Supervisor Ken Yeager, and representatives from our collaborative partners County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy; Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office; Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI); FIRST 5 of Santa Clara County; the East San Jose PEACE Partnership; Community Solutions, and MAITRI spoke at the unveiling.

I Dare To Air will then travel to other destinations, including East Side Union High School District, family resource centers, and community spaces and agencies serving these neighborhoods.

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Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) is home to the county’s third Family Justice Center (FJC). In conjunction with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office, the San Jose Family Justice Center brings together professionals and community resources for survivors of domestic violence in one centralized location. Survivors have the option to access as many services as best meet their individual needs.

Services include free consultation with:

  • The District Attorney for legal issues and pending criminal cases
  • Family law attorneys to discuss restraining orders, divorce, child custody, and visitation
  • Immigration attorneys who can help a survivor apply for a VAWA or U-Visa

Access to:

  • Legal advocacy, social services, and medical care
  • Victim compensation
  • Individual therapy and support groups
  • Emergency shelter
  • Police officers from several local police departments
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SafeChatSV is a cooperative pilot project providing online chat services to domestic violence survivors in Santa Clara County.  Our vision is a world where survivors are able to access critical local resources at a touch of a button.  Our four partner agencies collectively work with almost 4,000 survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault every year.

This project could not have been launched without the generous support of the Blue Shield of California Foundation and the County of Santa Clara.   We are also grateful to our advisers, including the National Hotline to End Domestic Violence and the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

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Hope and healing starts here.

Our Annual Impact

women, children, and men served
Additional Family Justice Center Clients Served
Hotline Calls
families with 4+ weeks of shelter have moved on to safe housing

Get Help!

24-Hour Hotline: (408) 975-2739 or visit our online chat system, Safe Chat Silicon Valley

Contact Information

24- hour hotline: (408) 975-2739

Safe Chat Silicon Valley: http://safechatsv.org

Asian Women’s Home
Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
2400 Moorpark Ave., Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95128

Family Justice Center
9 am-12 pm, 1-5 pm
749 Story Road Suite #50, San Jose, CA 95122

For donations or fundraising inquiries please call us at 408-975-2730 ext. 171 or e-mail us at dvdevelopment@aaci.org.

For presentations, brochures, information tables or media inquiries please e-mail us at dvcomed@aaci.org.

For volunteer or training opportunities please e-mail us at dvvolcoordinator@aaci.org.

All communities welcomed

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