Hotline: (510) 845-7273

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Hotline: (510) 845-7273   se habla español

Bay Area Women Against Rape

serving survivors of sexual violence since 1971

Hotline: (510) 845-7273

se habla español

In 2019 ...

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Crisis line calls answered by staff and volunteers

(September ’19 – March ’20)

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In-Person Accompaniments

(September ’19 – March ’20)

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Sexually exploited youth served

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Sexual Assault Counselors trained and certified

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Latinx individual peer counseling sessions in Spanish

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Individual therapy sessions provided by our clinical staff

Get Help Now

Get help now for yourself, a friend, family or community member. All of our counseling services are confidential and free of charge.

24-Hour Hotline
English and Spanish:
(510) 845-7273

Give Back

For over 40 years we have offered free services, peer-counseling and advocacy 24-hours a day. Donations from our community, both monetary and in-kind, have sustained our agency for the duration. BAWAR also offers three Rape Crisis Counselor-certification trainings per year in Oakland and Fremont. Our volunteer advocates are the backbone of our services.

Get To Know Us

Founded in 1971, BAWAR was the first rape crisis center in the country. It was founded with the two-part goal of establishing a place where  survivors of sexual violence could receive the quality counseling and advocacy they need, and to provide community education around these issues.

Although our name is Bay Area Women Against Rape, we serve anyone affected by sexual violence. BAWAR defines sexual violence by the narratives of the survivors who experienced the violence. We are here to believe and validate the community we serve in a trauma-informed, culturally appropriate and accessible way.

24-Hour Hotline in English and Español:  (510) 845-7273

Bay Area Women Against Rape
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 9461

Hours: M-F, 9am – 5pm PST (Excluding Federal Holidays)

Office: (510) 430-1298
Email: bawar@bawar.org