(760) 352-7873 / (877) 780-7776

(760) 352-7273

For more than 50 years, the Imperial Valley’s Sure Helpline Center has been committed to providing a safe place for women and families experiencing crisis by providing a number of services meant to promote mental health, stability and reducing of incidences of domestic and sexual violence.

Not just a champion of social justice endeavors, Sure Helpline Center steadfastly supports environmental justice and health causes that the organization firmly believes make up the foundation of many of the societal contributors of the problems the center is so often called upon to address through preventative education, counseling, referrals, or 24-hour crisis intervention.

Since 1971, Sure Helpline Center has been an integral part of the community, providing critical outreach to disadvantaged communities like farmworkers, senior citizens, non-English speakers, young adults and others in need of preventative education and information on such diverse topics as healthy relationships, domestic violence awareness, sexual assault awareness, and more.

Over the years, Sure Helpline has given back to the community by having a major presence at most community events and health fairs and has long been known for its defining events, such as the annual Sure Helpline Holiday Toy Drive and Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, where members of the community don red high heels and march for domestic violence awareness.

Our Services


24-hour advocate support at hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and courts


Intervention with agencies and individuals on behalf of the survivors

Community Education

Provide workshops and community events to increase awareness about sexual violence

Crisis Intervention

24-Hour Crisis Intervention Line And Community Resources

Prevention Education

We provide workshops and events to decrease the occurrence of sexual violence

24-hour Crisis Line

24-HOUR CRISIS INTERVENTION: (760) 352-7873 / (877) 780-7776

24-HOUR RAPE HOTLINE: (760) 352-7273

Sexual Assault Facts

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.
  • College ages women are more likely to be sexually assaulted
  • Every 2 minutes a woman in the US is sexually assaulted
  • Every 2 minutes a woman in the US is sexually assaulted
  • Every 2 minutes a woman in the US is sexually assaulted

MYTH: Women provoke rape by the way they dress or the way they flirt.

FACT: There is no correlation between who is raped and the clothes they are wearing or their flirtatious behavior at the time. A man might rationalize his actions by pointing to the woman's behavior, but that is an excuse rather than a reason. Rape is all about power and control rather than a matter of sex.

MYTH: Strangers commit rapes at night in dark alleys

FACT: In approximately 3 out of 4 rapes, the survivor knew the person who raped them. Men rape women in broad daylight. Often, survivors trust the person who subsequently rape them.

What You Need To Know

If you feel you are in danger:

  • Trust your instincts: if you feel uneasy or uncomnfortable, get out
  • Don't be embarrassed or scared to "make a scene" if you are assaulted
  • Assess the situation first, then react; Do whatever you believe is necessary to keep yourself safe
  • Remember as much as you can about the assailant: this information may be of value to the authorities
  • Get to a safe place

After an assault:

  • Call 911
  • Preserve evidence: avoid washing, brushing, bathing, or douching
  • Remember: You are not at fault. No one asks for or deserves to be assaulted

Our Team

Margaret Sauza

Executive Director

(760) 562-7923



Gabriela Cabrales

Community Outreach Coordinator

(760) 352-7878


Rosa Estrada

Development Manager

(760) 352-7878


Rogelio Gamez


(760) 352-7878


Humberto Garcia

Community Outreach II

(760) 352-7878


Jannett Huerta

Operations Manager

(760) 352-7878


Anareli Macias

Accounting Assistant

(760) 352-7878


Miriam Magana

Community Outreach I

(760) 352-7878


Oliva Gonzalez

Farm Worker Coordinator

(760) 352-7878


Gloria Jimenez

Administrative Assistant

(760) 352-7878


Board of Directors

Sergio Servin

Board President

Robert Diaz

Vice President

Angie M. Peña


Leticia A Cota

Board Member

Maria L. Bravo

Board Member

About Our Organization

Sure Helpline Center provides intervention and prevention services. We seek to improve the quality of life for those victimized by sexual violence and to provide awareness in hopes of preventing incidents of sexual violence. We work closely with the community as a central resource for improving society's response to this violent crime. We are experts on a wide range of issues related to sexual violence. We provide services free of charge to all of the Imperial Valley.

Our Mission

Empowering individuals and families to build a community free from sexual, domestic, teen, interpersonal violence and prejudice by providing confidential, 24-hour crisis intervention, information, and referral services to all people regardless of age, sex, religion, national origin, or disability.

Crisis Services Pledge

We pledge to continue to provide quality services to survivors of sexual assault. We will stand in the front line with our arms extended and hearts open to provide services 24-hours daily. We will provide a nurturing non-judgmental environment to all.

We pledge to honor survivors who have broken their silence and support those who have yet to find their voice

Sure Helpline Center
Contact Us

654 W. Main Street, El Centro, CA 92243


101 N. Lake Ave, Suite A, Calipatria, CA 92233