Rural human Services Crescent City

Our community’s resource center and shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. Including a 28 bed emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, legal services, household establishment, outreach and prevention education. Last year, Harrington House provided over 2,500 shelter nights and over 10, 000 meals to persons and families in crisis. Harrington House emergency shelter is staffed 24-hours, 365 days a year.

Our Services

Harrington House in collaboration with our community’s organizations, businesses and dedicated individuals, is committed to creating a community that is free of domestic violence.

In addition to a 24 hr Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter our domestic violence services also include:


Our Community Education Groups allow people who have experienced domestic violence a safe place to share and compare their experiences, discuss concerns and encourage each other for planning in the future. Workshops take place at 535 W. Harding Avenue Crescent City, CA 95531 from 6:30pm-7:30pm (except Sunday group, Noon-2:00pm).

Tuesday: Learning About Domestic Violence & Empowerment Through Education – Information, discussion and support

Wednesday: Economic Empowerment Group – Building confidence in personal finances and learning job seeking skills

Thursday: Seeking Safety – Post-traumatic stress disorder education & substance abuse prevention

Sunday: Crafts & Fun-Parents & kids join together for some nurturing fun (Noon-2:00pm) Children are welcome to attend a Children’s Activity Group during adult peer group sessions.

All our children’s groups are conducted by a trained Children’s Advocate.

The Facts

Domestic or dating violence/abuse is a pattern of behavior in an intimate relationship where one partner seeks power and control over another through intimidation, coercion, violence or the threat of violence. The abuse may be emotional/mental/verbal, physical, sexual, spiritual or economic, and often becomes more frequent and severe over time.

Domestic or dating violence/abuse can happen to anyone: teens and adults in gay, lesbian or heterosexual relationships. It can happen to anyone regardless of their marital status, ethnicity/race, national origin or socioeconomic background. Men can be victims/survivors and women can be batterers; however, the majority of cases reported involve female victims/survivors and male perpetrators.

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Domestic violence/abuse can happen to anyone. If you are being abused, remember that it is not your fault; you are not responsible for your partner’s actions.



If you answer “Yes” to any of the above questions, you may be in an abusive relationship. Remember, it’s not your fault and you are not alone. Please call our 24-hour hotline, and talk to someone you trust. Our services are free and confidential.

Crisis Line: (707) 465-3013