Who we are
Since 1977, Sojourn has been meeting the emergency and long-term needs of thousands of domestic violence survivors each year. From our early beginnings as Sojourn Services for Battered Women and Their Children, we served the families of West LA as part of the Ocean Park Community Center team. When OPCC merged with Lamp Community in 2016 to create The People Concern, we became Sojourn Domestic Violence Services, a program of The People Concern. Sojourn continues evolving to this day, adapting to the needs of our clients and survivors everywhere.
Sojourn provides trauma-informed and culturally responsive services to individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence; and empowers communities with the knowledge and support to build healthy relationships.
what we do
Sojourn’s domestic violence shelter programs offer crisis and transitional housing to individuals and families. Our shelters provide survivors with a safe place to live, supportive services, counseling, childcare, legal services, and more.
The support services offered by Sojourn have been provided by loyal staff and committed volunteers for over 30 years. Our confidential crisis hotline offers service referrals for domestic violence survivors, including emergency shelter, housing, legal aid, substance abuse treatment, counseling, and more! The Sojourn walk-in center is open Monday through Friday, offering case management, legal services, housing navigation, and support groups.
Sojourn’s legal department offers referrals, assistance with restraining orders, support navigating the DV related housing environment, court accompaniment, and more.
Outreach and Education
The outreach and education department provides trainings, technical assistance, advocacy events, and educational resources to clients, their families, Sojourn staff, organizational partners, and the community at-large.
If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.
If you are seeking shelter or need urgent assistance, please call our 24-hour crisis hotline at (310) 264-6644
This contact form is for non-crisis inquiries; please allow two business days for a reply and note that we will not provide advice or counseling via email.
Additionally, please consider your safety when contacting us via this form, as an abusive partner may monitor your use of technology.
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