“California restores funding for domestic violence shelters.” By Denis C. Theriault. San Jose Mercury-News. October 21, 2009. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed an emergency bill that restores more than $16 million for domestic violence programs in California — reversing one of his most controversial line-item budget cuts this summer. The money will allow 94 shelters for women and their children to remain open through June. Since late July, when the governor slashed nearly $500 million from social service programs, six shelters have closed, and several others have cut back on staffing and counseling services. The money will allow the closed shelters to reopen.