Resources

Finding Help

If you are experiencing abuse, seek help as soon and as safely as possible.

In the case of immediate danger, call 911. If you are experiencing a crisis or seek guidance, consider a 24/7 hotline.

Important: Every community has a local domestic/sexual violence resource center. These are often termed “shelters,” but these places offer counseling and support. There are local hotlines as well. Simply search “your town/city” and “domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, etc.” to find your nearest options.

All resources on this page are NATIONAL / US-based resources. All are adapted from www.ncadv.org.

 

Resources for Help and Support

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, TRAFFICKING

The National Domestic Violence Hotline 
1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
www.ndvh.org

National Sexual Assault Hotline 
1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)
www.rainn.org

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence 
1-800-537-2238
www.nrcdv.org and www.vawnet.org

Futures Without Violence: The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence 
1-888-792-2873
www.futureswithoutviolence.org

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
1-312-726-7020 ext. 2011
www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org

National Center for Victims of Crime 
1-202-467-8700
www.victimsofcrime.org

National Human Trafficking Resource Center/Polaris Project 
Call: 1-888-373-7888 | Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)
www.polarisproject.org

TEEN DATING VIOLENCE

National Dating Abuse Helpline 
1-866-331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org

Love is respect 
Hotline: 1-866-331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org

Break the Cycle 
202-824-0707
www.breakthecycle.org

CHILD ABUSE

National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp 
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
www.childhelp.org

Childhelp USA/National Child Abuse Hotline 
1-800-422-4453
www.childhelpusa.org

Children’s Defense Fund 
202-628-8787
www.childrensdefense.org

Child Welfare League of America 
202-638-2952
www.cwla.org

National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges 
Child Protection and Custody/Resource Center on Domestic Violence
1-800-527-3233
www.ncjfcj.org

Center for Judicial Excellence 
info@centerforjudicialexcellence.org 
www.centerforjudicialexcellence.org

MENTAL HEALTH / HOMELESSNESS

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

National Coalition for the Homeless 
1-202-737-6444
www.nationalhomeless.org

LGBTQ+

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs 
1-212-714-1184
www.ncavp.org

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 
1-202-393-5177
www.ngltf.org

Trans Lifeline
877-565-8860
www.translifeline.org

MEN

National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) 
1-720-466-3882
www.nomas.org

A Call to Men 
1-917-922-6738
www.acalltomen.org

Men Can Stop Rape 
1-202-265-6530
www.mencanstoprape.org

Men Stopping Violence
1-866-717-9317
www.menstoppingviolence.org

ABUSE IN LATER LIFE

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life 
1-608-255-0539
www.ncall.us

National Center for Elder Abuse 
1-855-500-3537
www.aginginplace.org

LEGAL RESOURCES

Battered Women’s Justice Project 
1-800-903-0111
www.bwjp.org

Legal Momentum 
1-212-925-6635
www.legalmomentum.org

Womenslaw.org 
www.womenslaw.org

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women 
1-800-903-0111 x 3
www.ncdbw.org

Legal Network for Gender Equity
nwlc.org/join-the-legal-network/

DIFFERENTLY ABLED

Domestic Violence Initiative 
(303) 839-5510/ (877) 839-5510
www.dviforwomen.org

Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN) 
Email: Hotline@deafdawn.org 
VP: 202-559-5366
www.deafdawn.org

BY RACE, CULTURE, ETHNICITY

The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project
(202) 274-4457
http://www.niwap.org/

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights 
1-510-465-1984
www.nnirr.org

Casa de Esperanza (Latina/Latino)
Linea de crisis 24-horas/24-hour crisis line 
1-651-772-1611
www.casadeesperanza.org

National Latin Network for Healthy Families and Communities
1-651-646-5553
www.nationallatinonetwork.org

Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence 
1-415-954-9988
www.apiidv.org

Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV) 
1-212- 473-6485
www.caaav.org

Manavi 
1-732-435-1414
www.manavi.org

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community 
1-877-643-8222
www.dvinstitute.org

The Black Church and Domestic Violence Institute 
1-770-909-0715
www.bcdvi.org

Women of Color Network 
1-800-537-2238
www.wocninc.org

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence 
incite.natl@gmail.com 
www.incite-national.org

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center 
855-649-7299
www.niwrc.org

Indigenous Women’s Network 
1-512-258-3880
www.indigenouswomen.org

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