The safe at home program is a special program available to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault offered by the California Secretary of State. The program provides use of a confidential address, a free post office box for use with state and local government agencies instead of the actual address of victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. This free post office box provides further protection to victims. First class mail can be received at the P.O. Box along with other services offered to protect victims.
To be eligible for enrollment in the Safe at Home program you or your eligible family member who lives in the same household must be (per Government Codes §6205, 6205.5, 6206, 6215):
• be a victim of domestic violence (per Family Code §6211), stalking (per Penal Code §646.9) or sexual assault; (per Evidence Code §1036.2)
• be a current California resident;
• testify and sign the application under penalty of perjury that you are a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault and that you are in fear for your safety;
• agree to follow the program rules and sign the application acknowledgement form;
• provide address information for the other parent(s) of your child/children as required by law; and
provide the required or requested evidence.
Meet the evidence requirement by providing one of the following:
• a police report;
• a restraining order;
• a police, court or government agency record or file;
• a letter signed by a victim advocate with substantial knowledge of the abuse, harassment, or threats;
• documentation signed by a legal, clerical, medical or other professional; or
• another form of documentation that supports the victim’s sworn statement on application.
If you have any additional questions about the program, feel free to contact the Orange County Domestic Violence attorney for a free consultation at 714-971-8000.