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Domestic Violence Resources

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National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224
“Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.” (from the NDVH web site)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)


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National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

“The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.” (from the NCADV web site)

Family Violence Prevention Fund

Picturing a World Without Violence
“For more than two decades, the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) has worked to end violence against women and children around the world. Instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by Congress in 1994, the FVPF has continued to break new ground by reaching new audiences including men and youth, promoting leadership within communities to ensure that violence prevention efforts become self-sustaining, and transforming the way health care providers, police, judges, employers and others address violence.” (from the FVPF web site)

Safe@work Coalition

“The Safe@work coalition’s goal is to reach as many employers, from the smallest mom and pop shops to the largest corporations and agencies, and to build a national model to create a safe and efficient workplace for the employer while at the same time creating a secure work environment for victims of domestic abuse.” (from the Safe@work web site)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Intimate Partner Violence

Your Online Source for Credible Health Information

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A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Break the Cycle

Empowering Youth to End Domestic Violence

National Organization for Women (NOW)

taking action for women’s equality since 1966