Through the first 22 days of the month, there have been 18 incidents of some type of domestic violence in Elk Grove according to the Elk Grove Police Department daily watch summaries. The actual numbers are higher. Many of those have led to emergency restraining orders. Not all involved men as the perpetrator. During an online chat that EGPD Police Chief Lehner participated in on Elk Grove Laguna Forums, Lehner said that domestic violence was the most common violent crime in the city.
The Elk Grove Police Department partners with WEAVE (Women Escaping A Violent Environment) to help those trying to escape an abusive relationship. Many victims are too scared to leave for a variety of reasons. They may be afraid of what will happen to them if they call the police because they have been threatened. They may not think the system will help them. They may have kids and not know what to do.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911. WEAVE has a 24 hour support line with help in over 23 languages. That number is 920-2952 or toll free at 866-920-2952.
Free WEAVE Triage Assessment Hours
WEAVE Midtown – 1900 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Tuesdays: 12 pm – 2 pm
Wednesdays: 5 pm – 7 pm
Thursdays: 12 pm – 2 pm
Spanish: Thursdays: 12 pm – 2 pm
They offer individual and group counseling. They have tips on how to stay safe by using their safety plan. The most important thing is to get help. You are not alone.