In our efforts to foster healthy relationships through the means of education, training, and screening all adults who have regular access to children, youth and vulnerable adults within the Diocese of San Jose for the purpose of preventing harm, we know there will always be a need for ongoing resources to support survivors as well as resources for those looking for help.

The resources listed below are by no means an endorsed by the Diocese of San Jose, but rather a collection of resources that are well respected in our local community and may be helpful to yourself or someone you know.

Support for Victims

Catholic Counseling Agencies
(Spanish Language Available):

Catholic Charities Community Counseling
408.325.5116 – San Jose Office

Local Counseling Agencies
(Spanish Language Available):

YWCA of Silicon Valley
408.295.4011 – San Jose Office
408.749.0793 – Sunnyvale Office
1.800.572.2782 – Toll Free Support Hotline

Alum Rock Counseling Center
408.294.0500 – San Jose Office
408.294.0579 – Crisis Hotline

Bill Wilson Center
408.243.0222 – Santa Clara Office
408.850.6125 – Crisis Hotline

Community Solutions
408.225.9163 – San Jose Office
408.779.2113 – Morgan Hill Office
408.842.7138 – Gilroy Office

Gardner Family Care Corporation
Centro de Bienestar

408.287.6200 – San Jose Office

National Resources:

RAINN National Sexual Assulat Hotline
1.800.656.HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Self Help Resources


RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization with various services to help prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

1in6 (
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives.

Books & Readings:

Veronica’s Veil: Spiritual Companionship for Survivors of Abuse: A Guide for Integrated Faith with Recovery
By: T. Pitt Green

A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps
By: Patrick Carnes Ph.D.

Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools for Recovery
By: Ph.D. Kevin B. Skinner

Say Yes to Your Sexual Healing: Daily Meditations for Overcoming Sex Addiction
By: Leo Booth

Hell, Hope and Healing: A Four-Part Series
By: Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, NCR
– Part One: Child Abuse and Neglect Take Their Toll
– Part Two: There is Hope for Survivors to Heal
– Part Three: Trauma Can Bring About Growth
– Part Four: Sex Abuse Survivor’s Resources for Recovery

Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography
A Statement of the Catholic Bishops of the United States, USCCB

Feel free to contact the Office for the Protection of Children & Vulnerable Adults (OPCVA) at 408-983-0113 if you have a resource you would like to see added to this page or if you are still looking for assistance.