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DV Resources

Getting Help

If you are in danger or need immediate help, please call 911.
 

To speak to a counselor, call the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Voice: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
TDD: 1-800-787-3224
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors who can provide crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health care centers, and counseling. They can provide referrals to domestic violence programs in your local community.

To be connected to the rape crisis center nearest you, call the 24-hour Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN):
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Domestic Violence Information and Resources
 

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
http://www.apiahf.org/apidvinstitute/default.htm
The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence is a national network of advocates; community members; professionals from health, mental health, law, education, and social services; survivors; scholars; researchers; and activists from public policy, community organizations, youth programs, immigrants’ rights networks, communities of color, women’s groups, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender communities, and other social justice organizations. We serve as a forum for, and clearinghouse on information, research, resources and critical issues about violence against women in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.


The Black Church and Domestic Violence Institute
http://www.bcdvi.org/index.htm
This organization works to address domestic violence in African-American communities and specifically to enhance the capacity of the Black Church to empower and protect the victims of domestic violence; to hold abusers accountable; and to promote healing and wholeness in African-American communities.


Break the Cycle
http://www.break-the-cycle.org/
Information, services, and referrals for teen and young adult survivors of domestic violence, including information and statistics on dating violence.

DeafHope
http://www.deaf-hope.org
DeafHope offers a range of advocacy services for Deaf survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Services include Counseling, Support Groups, Information and Referral and Advocacy and Support for legal matters, and other issues to be free of violence

Faith Trust Institute (formerly Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence)
http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org/Domestic-Violence/index.htm
This nonprofit organization is an interreligious educational resource addressing issues of sexual and domestic violence, with the goal of engaging religious leaders in the task of ending abuse, and of serving as a bridge between religious and secular communities. The website features information and facts on domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, as well as information on the Institute’s special programs for ending abuse in Muslim, Jewish and Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Family Violence Prevention Fund
http://endabuse.org/
The Family Violence Prevention Fund sponsors a number of initiatives aimed at preventing abuse. Their website features detailed facts and statistics on domestic violence, as well as opportunities to take action locally, nationally, and globally.

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
http://www.gmdvp.org/pages/questions.html
The website of this Boston area nonprofit organization provides information and facts about domestic violence in LGBT communities, with a focus on gay, bisexual and transgendered men. Includes information on the similarities and differences of violence in same gender and opposite gender relationships as well as survivor stories.

Hot Peach Pages
http://www.hotpeachpages.net/index.html
Global inventory of hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers and women's organizations, searchable by country, plus index of domestic violence resources in over 70 languages.

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
http://www.dvinstitute.org/
The Institute’s mission is to provide an interdisciplinary vehicle and forum by which scholars, practitioners, and observers of family violence in the African American community will have the continual opportunity to articulate their perspectives on family violence through research findings, the examination of service delivery and intervention mechanisms, and the identification of appropriate and effective responses to prevent/reduce family violence in the African American community.

Islamic Society of North America/Domestic Violence Forum
http://www.isna.net/dv/
This site features information on domestic violence written for Muslim survivors and their advocates. Includes information on abuse, the effects on children, safety planning, information for immigrants, and the Islamic response to violence.

Jewish Women International
http://jwi.org
Resource center for information on domestic violence in the Jewish community. JWI initiatives educate clergy and the Jewish community and help victims of abuse become self sufficient. The site features information on their resource guides for rabbis and lay people on working with Jewish families on domestic violence issues.

Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance Project
http://www.msh-ta.org/
Native American program that provides training and technical assistance to our American Indian and Alaskan Native relations in the effort to eliminate violence in the lives of women and their children. We work with villages, reservations, rancherias and pueblos across the United States to improve the justice system, law enforcement, and service provider response to the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Native communities.

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
http://www.elderabusecenter.org/
This website provides information on the nature and prevalence of elder abuse, resources, fact sheets, definitions, and research.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
http://www.ncadv.org/problem/problem.htm
This national network of grassroots shelters and advocates provides information and facts on domestic violence, how to get help, and links to local state coalitions.

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza)
http://www.dvalianza.org/
A network of Latina and Latino advocates, practitioners, researchers, community activists, and domestic violence survivors working to develop culturally appropriate solutions to domestic violence in Latino communities. Programs include education, training and technical assistance, research, and public policy work.

The Network/La Red
http://www.thenetworklared.org/englishhave.htm
This Boston area nonprofit organization works toward ending abuse in lesbian, bisexual women's and transgender communities. Their website provides information in English and Spanish on domestic violence in LBT communities, including signs of an abusive partner, safety planning, and the differences between S/M and abuse.

Women's Justice Center/Centro de Justicia Para Mujeres
http://www.justicewomen.com/index.html
This website features information in English and Spanish on domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse including how to get help, strategies for safety and special information for immigrant women.

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