Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR)

From its beginnings in 1971, BAWAR has addressed the problem of sexual assault with two basic goals: 1) to establish a place where rape and incest survivors could receive the quality counseling and advocacy they need, and 2) to provide community education regarding sexual assault issues. For persons in Alameda County who are dealing with the trauma of a recent sexual assault, and the countless others who are only now beginning to deal with the aftermath of an earlier assault, we offer the services they need the most, experienced counseling and advocacy 24-hours per day.

Contact Information

24-HOUR HOTLINE, English and Spanish: (510) 845-7273
Main Phone Number: (510) 430-1298
Fax: (510) 430-2579
Email: gro.rawab|rawab#gro.rawab|rawab


470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612


Hotline is 24/7
Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm


  • Crisis intervention services: 24 hour hotline
  • Free in-person cousneling for survivors of incest, rape, teenage rape, and children who have been sexually assaulted
  • Advocacy services
  • Educational programs
  • Information and referrals




For more information, go to: Bay Area Women Against Rape does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status or age in its employment, volunteer program, client services and provides equal access to all.

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