Get Help With Domestic Violence: Organizations and Hotlines
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Attention: If you're in an abusive relationship and need immediate help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
If you or someone in your household has been the victim of domestic violence, you should seek out immediate help as well as long-term support. A number of sexual assault and domestic violence organizations across the country are dedicated to stopping abuse by spreading awareness and helping survivors. You also may want to get acquainted with the domestic violence laws and procedures of your state.
The following organizations can help you or a loved one get help with domestic violence. Visit the websites to read up on domestic violence laws, outreach programs, and more, or call one of the organizations for help.
American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Addresses domestic violence and sexual assault from a legal perspective. Its mission is to increase access to justice for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking by engaging lawyers.
740 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005-1022 USA
Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
A national resource center on gender violence in Asian & Pacific Islander communities.
500 12th Street, Suite 330
Oakland, CA 94607
Battered Women's Justice Project
Offers domestic violence related training, technical assistance, and consultation to those working in the criminal and civil justice system. Analyzes and advocates for effective policing, prosecuting, sentencing, and monitoring of domestic violence perpetrators.
1801 Nicollet Ave South, Suite 102
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 1-800-903-0111, ext. 1
Child Welfare League of America
A coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving at-risk children and families. Works to advance policies and strategies that promote safe, stable families and assist children and adults whose families aren't yet safe and stable.
1726 M. St. NW, Suite 500
Washington DC, 20036
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Advances social change in courts nationwide by providing training, technical assistance, and policy development on issues related to the effects of abuse across a lifespan. Works on projects to enhance the safety, well-being, and stability of domestic violence survivors and their children by improving the response of criminal, civil, and social justice systems.
P.O. Box 89507
Reno, NV 89507 USA
Futures Without Violence
Aims to advance the health, stability, education, and security of women, men, girls, and boys worldwide. Helped get the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed in 1994 and continues to work with policy makers and train professionals to improve responses to domestic violence and teaches people the importance of healthy relationships.
100 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94129
Jewish Women International
Provides programs, advocacy, and philanthropy to protect the fundamental rights of all girls and women to live in safe homes, thrive in healthy relationships, and realize their potential.
1129 20th Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20036
Legal Momentum's Immigrant Women Program
Raises public awareness of challenges facing immigrant women and works with federal agencies and Congress to develop better policies. Trains advocates, service providers, and law enforcement on the rights of immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
1522 K St., NW
Washington, DC 20005 USA
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Advocates for major societal changes that will eliminate both personal and social violence for all people by building coalitions, supporting shelter programs, providing public education, and developing policies and legislation.
1532 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Provides 24-hour support and crisis intervention to survivors of domestic violence through safety planning, advocacy, resources, and a supportive ear.
P.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX 78716 USA
Phone: 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-787-3224
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Originally founded in 1980 as the California State Coalition of Rape Crisis Centers, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) was created by rape crisis centers from across the state interested in creating a unified voice to advocate on behalf of the statewide needs of survivors, system’s change, funding needs and policy advocacy.
1215 K. St., Suite 1850
Sacramento, CA 95814
Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
Works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in LGBT community across the country.
P.O. Box 18436
Seattle, WA 98118
Get Help With Domestic Violence Today
The domestic violence organizations and hotlines mentioned above can provide the right resources to help you break the cycle of abuse and restart your life. In some instances, you may need to testify against your abuser or otherwise deal with the courts. An experienced family law attorney can help you navigate the system and get your life back on track.
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