Miami-Dade County – Domestic Violence Assistance

Victims of domestic violence can get help by accessing services from Miami-Dade County’ residential or non-residential programs.

  • In July 2020, as part of the CAHSD’s effort to increase victims’ access to services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department added texting capabilities to the Domestic Violence Helpline. This added feature allows victims to text the Helpline as an alternative method of communication. Additionally, a Quick Response Code was created for quick access to services provided by the Violence Prevention and Intervention Division. The new texting feature is designed to help victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking who are unable to make a telephone call safely. Text messages can be sent to 305-285-5900, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

    Call or visit the Coordinate Victims Assistance Center or one of the five Domestic Violence Outreach Units (Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, Hialeah District Court, Joseph Caleb Community Center, North Dade Justice Center and South Dade Government Center).

    • Injunctive relief
    • Counseling information and referral
    • Safe shelter
    • Transportation
    • Emergency financial assistance
    • Emergency food and clothing
    • Advocacy support
    • Individual treatment and family group counseling
  • In October 2020, the CAHSD, in conjunction with the Animal Services Department, launched the Healing Together Project which promotes the implementation of pet-inclusive domestic violence shelter program in Miami-Dade County. The project includes on-site pet friendly crates and enclosures as well as pet supplies that allow victims and their dependents to care for their pets while at the shelter and during their journey to healing.

  • Residential assistance

    Two Miami-Dade County shelters (Safepace Central, SafeSpace South and Safespace North) provide temporary emergency shelter, advocacy and support services to victims of domestic violence, their dependents and two Miami-Dade County transitional housing programs (Inn Transition South and Inn Transition North) provide longer-term housing, advocacy and supportive services to victims of domestic violence and their dependents. 

    Advocates for Victims/Safespace shelters

    Provides temporary emergency shelter, advocacy and supportive services to victims of domestic violence and their dependents.

    Inn Transition Housing Program

    Provides transitional housing opportunity to victims of domestic and their dependents.

    Services for both programs include:

    • Crisis counseling
    • Advocacy and supportive services
    • Relocation assistance
    • Emergency financial assistance
    • Informaiton and referrals
    • Transportation
    • And more

    Non-Residential Assistance

    Several programs offer assistance and coordinated services with community partners and other agencies.

    Coordinated Victims Assistance Center(CVAC)

    A Miami-Dade County one-stop, non-residential center for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and human trafficking. The center provides on-site coordinated services in collaboration with community partners, faith-based organizations, universities, nonprofit agencies and other governmental agencies.

    Domestic Violence Outreach Units

    This court-based program offers injunctions for protection assistance and representation, advocacy and referrals, emergency financial assistance, crisis counseling and other services.

    • Assault and Aggravated Assault
      This threat must be by word or act and the person threatening you must have done something to make you believe that this violence is about to happen. If the person uses a deadly weapon when committing this act, it is an aggravated assault.
    • Battery and Aggravated Battery
      An act of domestic violence becomes a battery when someone intentionally touches you without your permission. If that person’s touching you causes you great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement, or if the person uses a deadly weapon, or if you were pregnant and the person know or should have known, the act becomes aggravated battery.
    • Stalking and Aggravated Stalking
      If someone purposefully follows you or harasses you repeatedly over a period of time for no legitimate purpose, which causes you a great amount of emotional stress, they have committed the act of stalking. If in doing this they threaten your life or threaten to cause injury to you, with the intent to cause you to reasonable fear for your safety, then the act becomes aggravated stalking.

    Read about more specific signs and types of abuse.

  • If you are being physically or sexually abused, threatened by a family or household member, or believe you are in danger, file a restraining order, or a temporary or permanent injunction.

    Get additional information and resources from the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County.

  • The legal definition of domestic violence, as stated by Florida Statute 741.30, means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another who is or was residing in the same single dwelling unit.

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Online Options

  • Domestic Violence Intake Package
  • More Domestic Violence Resources

Phone Number(s)

  • Florida Domestic Violence 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
    1-800-500-1119

  • Miami-Dade County Coordinated Victims Assistance Center
    305-285-5900 (Call/Text message 24/7)

  • Advocates for Victims/Safespace Hotline – Central
    305-693-0232

  • Advocates for Victims/Safespace Hotline – North
    305-758-2546

  • Advocates for Victims/Safespace Hotline – South
    305-245-5011

  • Inn Transition Program – North
    305-899-4600

  • Inn Transition Program – South
    786-293-3394

Locations and Hours

  • 2400 South Dixie Highway, Miami, FL. 33133
    305-285-5900Monday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • 11 East 6th Street, Hialeah, FL. 33010
    Room 105
    305-520-4031Monday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • 5400 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL. 33142
    Room 218
    Monday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • 175 NW 1st Avenue, Miami, FL. 33128
    Floor Mezzanine
    305-349-5813Monday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • 15555 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami Beach, FL. 33160
    Suite 100
    305-354-8728Monday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • 10710 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, FL. 33189
    Room 1100
    305-252-5807Monday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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All Domestic Violence Assistance Locations

  • 305-285-5900

    Monday

    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Tuesday

    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Wednesday

    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Thursday

    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Friday

    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Room 105
    305-520-4031

    Monday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Wednesday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Thursday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Friday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Room 218

    Monday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Wednesday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Thursday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Friday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Floor Mezzanine
    305-349-5813

    Monday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Wednesday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Thursday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Friday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Suite 100
    305-354-8728

    Monday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Wednesday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Thursday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Friday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Room 1100
    305-252-5807

    Monday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Wednesday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Thursday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Friday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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