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Domestic Violence Hotlines and Resources September 23, 2004 7:38 PM

If possible, see a therapist! If you can't get a referral from someone you know, see for referrals. has State Coalitions & National Organizations and includes the following: National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 1-800-787-3224 (TDD) 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. The Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) will automatically transfer you to the rape crisis center nearest you, anywhere in the nation. It can be used as a last resort if people cannot find a domestic violence shelter. 1-800-656-HOPE Visit the U.S. Department of Justice Violence Against Women Office at for information and resources, including government press releases and statements. Other shelter information can be found on our Sexual Assault Resources page at For more information on domestic violence: For more information on verbal abuse: Info on mental/verbal/emotional abuse: (see links at the bottom of the page too) Please add any resources that you are aware of and/or have used to this topic thread. Blessings to all, Sandra (Though I am not a survivor of Domestic Violence myself, I am a counselor and have my Master's degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. I also have had training in as well as clients who were survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.)  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Useful Links September 23, 2004 8:21 PM

Please go to if you interested in clicking on any of the following links. AABL/The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans and Lesbian Survivors of Abuse The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence Ayuda Resources & information about the rights of battered immigrant women Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence Batterer Intervention Services Coalition Bradley-Angle House in Portland, Oregon. B-A House has seven programs designed to end domestic violence including the oldest shelter on the West Coast. CAPSEA, Inc. (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual Emotional Abuse) out of Northwestern Pennsylvania Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality at Vanderbilt University The Carpenter Program's mission is to foster conversation on the subject areas of religion, gender, and sexuality. CAVNET: Communities Against Violence Network Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence Chandler, AZ Police Department, Domestic Violence Prevention Education Community United Against Violence Information about violence between and against gay, lesbian, and transgendered persons Cornerstone The domestic violence agency serving the South Hennepin County area in MN Day One A unique program that links that battered women shelters in Minnesota together through a secure internet site DOJ Violence Against Women Office Domestic Abuse Metro Nashville Police Department Domestic Violence Project of Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley) Family Violence Prevention Fund is a gathering of more than 200 organizations with the purpose of preventing violence in our everyday lives. Houston Area Women's Center Initiative for Violence-Free Families in Minneapolis, MN Kentucky Coalition Kidsrights publish "Into the Light" which is recommended by NCADV "Let's Wrap" The Women's Rural Advocacy Programs Quarterly Newsletter MINCAVA: Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse NameSail.Org An ongoing project to bring notoriety to the problems and issues of Domestic Violence Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape National Criminal Justice Reference Service National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 1-800-787-3224 (TDD) New York Asian Women Center's (NYAWC) Ohio Domestic Violence Network The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy, a Washington State Agency and the Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services have developed a web site for domestic and sexual assault service providers in Washington State ( The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) Norm Norvell's page Dedicated to battered women Pacific Center for Violence Prevention Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence 717/545-6400 Program on Domestic Violence (Graduate Degree Program) RAINN: The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (1-800-656-HOPE) Red Flag Green Flag Resources Rural Womyn Zone Sacramento Bee: Violence at Home (year-long series) Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program in Nebraska TARA Approach for the Resolution of Shock and Trauma Transforming Communities A prevention branch of Marin Abused Women's Services Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities works with men, women and adolescents who face a variety of health and social problems, from substance abuse to HIV infection to domestic violence. United Nations "Womenwatch" Information about the status of women world-wide Violence Begins at Home An independent film that focuses attention on the revelation that American violence begins in its homes, and exposes this cornerstone truth to the light of public discussion. West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence Women's International Net A Magazine about women, by women, for women, from all over the world Womens Law State-by-State legal information and resources for domestic violence Women's Support and Community Services the largest and oldest agency in St. Louis, MO provides services to women who have experienced domestic violence, rape and incest. Zisvaw A Zonta International program dedicated to the eradication of violence against women and children Editor, Domestic Violence Report and Sexual Assault Report  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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