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National Domestic Violence Hotline July 03, 2005 2:26 PM

National Domestic Violence Hotline Info IF YOU NEED HELP RIGHT NOW CALL: 1-800-799-7233 OR (TTY) 1-800-787-3224 Crisis intervention, information about domestic violence and referrals to local service providers to victims of domestic violence and those calling on their behalf; Highly qualified and trained Hotline Advocates to answer every callAssistance in both English and Spanish. Hotline Advocates and volunteers also have access to translators in 139 languages; Assistance through email at ndvh@ndvh.org; Crisis intervention and referrals to the Deaf through the TTY line and email at deafhelp@ndvh.org); Informational materials on such topics as domestic violence, sexual assault, battering intervention and prevention programs, working through the criminal justice system and related issues Frequently Asked Questions: What does the National Domestic Violence Hotline do? The Hotline provides crisis intervention, information about domestic violence and referrals to local service providers to victims of domestic violence and those calling on their behalf How can the Hotline help callers? By linking those in need with agencies that can provide more in-depth assistance and distributing educational materials for those who want to learn more about domestic violence Can the Hotline help with legal problems, issues or questions? The Hotline is not a resource for legal issues, but Hotline Advocates can refer callers to legal agencies in their local area. Does the Hotline provide assistance for men? Male callers are welcome to call the Hotline. Hotline Advocates can refer male callers to local service providers and male victims groups for support. Does the Hotline have domestic violence statistics? In order to protect the anonymity of each caller, Hotlines Advocates do not ask for a caller’s name. However, the location, ethnicity, age and how the caller found out about the Hotline is asked for statistical purposes. The Hotline does not have statistics specific to each state (state coalitions can provide this information, link). The Hotline can provide callers with some national domestic violence statistics. What do I say to a friend or family member who is concerned for someone they feel is being abused? In general, providing information on obtaining safety and domestic violence related issues to a possible victim is quite helpful, but most importantly listening and providing support to the person you are concerned about. Educate yourself in order to help the person you care about. How do I obtain a protective order? Most protective orders can be obtained through the county or district attorney in the town or city in which you reside. For specific phone numbers in all 50 states, please call the Hotline. Where is the National Domestic Violence Hotline located? The national Domestic Violence Hotline is located in Austin, Texas. It is a project of the Texas Council on Family Violence www.tcfv.org, one of the largest family violence state coalitions in the United States. TCFV develops and facilitates training for professionals working with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence and advocates for laws and policies that affect battered women and their children in Texas. HOTLINES March 19, 2005 8:36 AM National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800/656-HOPE National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800/799-SAFE National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE Victim Helpline, National Center for Victims of Crime: 1-800/FYI-CALL (8:30 am – 8:30 pm EST M-F) Help for victims of stalking, Stalking Resource Center: 1-800/FYI-CALL (8:30 am – 8:30 pm EST M-F)  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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