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No More

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: NO MORE is a unifying symbol and campaign to raise public awareness and engage bystanders around ending domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • History: Launched in March 2013 by a coalition of leading advocacy groups, service providers, the U.S. Department of Justice and major...(read more)
  • Website: http://nomore.org/
  • Phone Number:


Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Loveisrespect’s mission is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.
  • History: Loveisrespect (originally loveisrespect, National Dating Abuse Helpline) was launched in February 2007 as a project of the Na...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.loveisrespect.org/
  • Phone Number: 1-866-331-9474

National Center On Domestic and Sexual Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence designs, provides and customizes training and consultation; influences policy, promotes collaboration; and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.
  • History: When Deborah D. Tucker, MPA, and Sarah M. Buel, JD, founded the National Training Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence in 1...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.ncdsv.org/
  • Phone Number: 512-407-9020

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The NRCDV strives to be a trusted national leader and sustainable organization, renowned for innovation, multi-disciplinary approaches and a commitment to ensuring that policy, practice and research is grounded in and guided by the voices and experiences of domestic violence survivors and advocates.
  • History: After being established in 1993 with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Resour...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.nrcdv.org/
  • Phone Number: 800-799-7233

National Center on Elder Abuse

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The NCEA is the place to turn to for up-to-date information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. The Center provides information to policy makers, professionals in the elder justice field,and the public.
  • History: Since its inception, the NCEA has operated as a unique, multi-disciplinary consortium of equal partners with expertise in eld...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/
  • Phone Number: 1-855-500-3537

Shalom Bayit

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: We strive to create effective, culturally-based strategies to improve Jewish community accountability and response to domestic violence. We offer free counseling, advocacy, and support groups for anyone impacted by domestic violence. We also provide prevention education for youth (middle school through college), parents, and educators.
  • History: Founded in 1992, Shalom Bayit is the Bay Area's resource center for Jewish domestic violence prevention and response. Our mis...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.shalom-bayit.org/
  • Phone Number: 5104518874

Fort Refuge

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: We provide a platform for abuse survivors to talk to each other anonymously about the trauma we've been through and the aftermath it left us with; about coping with and recovering from it, to rebuild our lives. There are no counselors and no crisis services on site, we're a strictly peer community.
  • History: Fort was founded by Lala on February 29th, 2008 and has been growing and evolving ever since, as thousands of survivors contr...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.fortrefuge.com
  • Phone Number: http:///www.fortrefuge.com


Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: When you're experiencing a crisis, asking for help--whether from a friend, a parent, or a professional--is the best thing you can do.
  • History: A community to share writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors.
  • Website: http://figment.com/crisis_hotlines
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Riverside County Coalition for Alternatives to Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The services provided are a 12 week domestic violence support group, 16 week anger management classes, 10 week parenting classes, shelter, court accompaniment, and restraining order assistance. Services in specific areas of our offices are available in English and Spanish.
  • History: For the last 38 years, Riverside County Coalition for Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV) has been the preeminent provide...(read more)
  • Website: http://alternativestodv.org/
  • Phone Number: 951-320-1370

Julia Chadwell

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The book, "Little Texas Sweetheart," was published in 2011, and I have been speaking and sharing my story ever since. I speak to women in battered women's shelters, homeless shelters, prisons, women's clubs and church groups.
  • History: Profits from my book, "Little Texas Sweetheart," go to help women in prisons and shelters. I speak to Domestic Violence Conv...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.littletexassweetheart.com
  • Phone Number: 760-727-3188

Break the Cycle

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse.
  • History: Break the Cycle was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1996. While there were a lot of services for children experiencing ...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.breakthecycle.org/
  • Phone Number: 310-286-3383

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: TeenDVmonth.org, hosted by Break the Cycle, is the online hub for promotion of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in February.
  • History: TeenDVmonth.org offers resources for youth, adults and communities that want to get involved and learn more about dating abus...(read more)
  • Website: http://teendvmonth.org/
  • Phone Number: 1-866-3331-9474

Prevention Institute

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Determined to achieve health and safety for all, to improve community environments equitably, and to serve as a focal point for primary prevention practice, the Institute asks what can be done in the first place, before people get sick or injured.
  • History: Prevention Institute was founded in 1997 to serve as a focal point for primary prevention practice—promoting policies, orga...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.preventioninstitute.org
  • Phone Number: 510-444-7738

Committee for Safety of Foreign Exchange Students

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: As an organization, CSFES strives for cooperative relationships with exchange programs, based on the explicit understanding that CSFES will always prioritize exchange student safety above all other concerns.
  • History: CSFES is a California-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation advocating the safety, protection and well being of exchange stude...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.csfes.org/
  • Phone Number: 760-583-9593

Military OneSource

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Offering resources, referrals, consultations and counseling services on the issues that concern military families; 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year
  • History: Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/abuse
  • Phone Number: 1-800-342-9647

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) works with communities to mobilize in order to influence policy and to strengthen their community-based organizations to achieve health equity for AAs and NHPIs across the country.
  • History: Founded in 1986 with headquarters in San Francisco and an office in Washington DC, APIAHF is the oldest and largest health ad...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.apiahf.org
  • Phone Number: 415-954-9988

Not Under Bondage: Abuse, Adultery and Desertion

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Does the Bible permit divorce for domestic abuse? May a divorced Christian remarry? Christian teaching on divorce and remarriage has varied widely. Interpretation of the biblical texts on divorce and remarriage has been hotly contested and the debate is still very much alive.
  • History:
    She was converted to Christ in 1981 but for a long time had minimal biblical teaching and lingering confusion due to her former beliefs. She got sidetracked into other areas and did not get to church for nearly 14 years. Unaware that Christians should avoid marrying non-Christians, she married an unbeliever in 1989 and the couple had one daughter.

    The marriage gradually became abusive and she occasionally took refuge in a women’s shelter. In 1994 she left her husband and started attending church and Bible study. That was when she became a professing Christian. Child custody was contested but eventually awarded to Barbara, with the husband granted access.

    After four years her separated husband made a profession of faith and they reconciled as a married couple. The abuse recurred and she separated for the last time in 1999, divorcing a few years after that.

    Many years later, she met a man who attested to being a fellow survivor of domestic abuse, and who assured her that he passionately supported her work on domestic abuse. He appeared to be a genuine Christian. She married this man in 2010 but the marriage ended in 2012 because of abuse. What he said didn't end up matching what he did.">Barbara Roberts has been raising awareness of domestic abuse within the conservative evangelical church since 1999. She is a ...(read more)
  • Website: http://notunderbondage.com/
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California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) provides leadership, vision and resources to rape crisis centers, individuals and other entities committed to ending sexual violence.
  • History: The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) began as a grassroots movement. Founded on May 10, 1980, by Marilyn...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.calcasa.org/
  • Phone Number: 916-446-2520

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: We believe that by sharing expertise, advocates and legislators can end domestic violence. Every day we inspire, inform and connect all of those concerned with this issue, because together we’re stronger.
  • History: The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is California’s recognized domestic violence coalitio...(read more)
  • Website: www.cpedv.org
  • Phone Number: 800-524-4765

Domestic Violence Solutions For Santa Barbara County

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County works to end the intergenerational cycle of domestic violence by providing prevention and intervention services and by challenging society's attitudes, beliefs and behaviors to effect social change.
  • History: Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) is the county's only full-service domestic violence agency, committed to ending the interge...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.dvsolutions.org/default.aspx
  • Phone Number: 805-963-4458

Jennifer Ann's Group

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Preventing teen dating violence through awareness, education, and advocacy (+video games) in memory of Jennifer Ann Crecente
  • History:
    Good, decent people that want to help out a friend are sometimes murdered in cold blood.

    And the bogeyman isn't always under the bed.

    Sometimes he's the kid that lives down the street.

    Our organization is going to do everything that it can to ensure that no other parent has to be awakened in the middle of the night by friends pounding on the door. No more groggy-eyed astonishment. No more shocked out-of-body emptiness.

    No more realization that nothing will ever be the same again. Nothing.

    We will educate young people about danger signs. About warning signals. About indications that they are in above their heads and not immortal.

    And then we'll point them in the right direction - toward the many groups that offer assistance, counseling and protection. We will not rest until every young person has been educated about an epidemic that impacts over 20% of our teenage population*.

    Ignorance will not be an excuse. We won't stop until this knowledge is as fundamental as looking both ways when you cross the street.

    I can't bring my baby back. Jennifer is gone, and as powerless as I may be about that, I refuse to allow this to continue unabated. Please join our forum on Teen Dating Violence so that you can join in conversations about this worldwide problem. We are a young organization but have ambition, passion and an energy borne of desperation.

    Please keep Jennifer in your hearts and prayers. I sincerely wish you could have known her.">Jennifer Ann Crecente was a high school honors student that was murdered by an ex-boyfriend on February 15, 2006. Our group w...(read more)
  • Website: http://jenniferann.org/
  • Phone Number:

Center For Survivor Agency & Justice

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice is a national organization dedicated to enhancing advocacy for survivors of intimate partner violence.
  • History: The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice fosters systemic change that better aligns what communities provide with what work...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.csaj.org/
  • Phone Number:

Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The Project SURVIVE Helpline provides free legal information to Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and/or Stalking.
  • History: Project SURVIVE helps ensure that people who experience domestic violence and sexual assault can keep their jobs while seekin...(read more)
  • Website: http://las-elc.org/
  • Phone Number: 415-864-8848

Futures Without Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Develop innovative ways to end violence against women, children and families at home and around the world
  • History: For more than 30 years, FUTURES has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies and campaigns that empower individuals a...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/
  • Phone Number: 415-678-5500

The Children's Institute Inc.

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: CII helps children in Los Angeles’ most challenged communities heal from the trauma of family and community violence, build the confidence and skills to break through the barriers of poverty, and grow up to lead healthy, productive lives.
  • History: Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) serves Los Angeles’s most vulnerable children—those harmed by family and community vio...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.childrensinstitute.org/
  • Phone Number: 213-260-7600

Little Warriors

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Little Warriors is committed to providing awareness and information about child sexual abuse, providing prevention strategies and extending information about healing and support.
  • History: Founded in 2008, Little Warriors is a national organization committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sex...(read more)
  • Website: http://littlewarriors.ca/
  • Phone Number: 855-922-9010

Click to Empower - Allstate Foundation

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The Allstate Foundation helps domestic violence survivors prepare for the future by helping them better understand and manage their personal finances.
  • History: Nearly 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence during their lifetime. And, research shows that lacking financial knowledge ...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.clicktoempower.org/
  • Phone Number: (847) 402-5600

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is the international men's march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.
  • History: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes provides news, commentary and philosophy relevant to ending sexualized violence and masculinities.
  • Website: http://walkamileinhershoesinternational.blogspot.com/
  • Phone Number:

Women's Coalition of St. Croix

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: WCSC is a grassroots organization, providing assistance and advocacy to victims of crime and families in need on St. Croix, in the U. S. Virgin Islands including 24-hour crisis intervention, counseling and emergency shelter.
  • History: In 1981, a symposium for women writers, including Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich and Dr. Gloria Joseph, was held at the College o...(read more)
  • Website: www.wcstx.com
  • Phone Number: 340-773-9272

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The API Institute works to eliminate domestic violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities by analyzing and addressing critical issues; providing consultation, technical assistance and training; conducting research; and engaging in policy advocacy.
  • History: Since the early 1980s, Asian and Pacific Islander activists in the battered women’s movement have struggled to address the ...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.apiidv.org/
  • Phone Number: 415-568-3315

1 In 6 Support For Men

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.
  • History: Researchers estimate that 1 in 6 men have experienced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before age 18. This is likely a ...(read more)
  • Website: https://1in6.org/
  • Phone Number: (661) 964-9193

Community United Against Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Founded in 1979, CUAV works to build the power of LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) communities to transform violence and oppression.
  • History: CUAV was founded in 1979 following the assassinations of Harvey Milk and George Moscone, as well as police attacks on LGBTQ p...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.cuav.org/
  • Phone Number: 415-777-5500

National Housing Law Project

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Our mission is to advance housing justice for poor people by increasing and preserving the supply of decent, affordable housing; improving existing housing conditions; expanding and enforcing low-income tenants' and homeowners' rights; and Increasing housing opportunities for racial and ethnic minorities.
  • History: The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) is a nonprofit national housing and legal advocacy center established in 1968. NHLP w...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.nhlp.org
  • Phone Number: 415-546-7000

National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: We are most well known for so transforming the attitudes in this country (by our 20-year campaigns to change customs, policies, behaviors and laws) that we were able to make marital/cohabitant/date rape a crime in all fifty states, at least where force is used. (1993) All the governments in the U.N. voted in Beijing in 1995 to abolish the marital privilege to sex on demand from wives. This is testimony to our world-wide movement's strength.
  • History:
    Laura X, Director of the Clearinghouse, is available as speaker on the social, legal, political, historical, religious, familial, philosophical, economic and psychological meaning of marital and date rape.">Laura X is the Director of the National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape in Berkeley, California. The Clearinghouse be...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.ncmdr.org/
  • Phone Number: 510-524-1582

Family of Men Support Society

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Men are looking for non-judgmental people to just listen to their problems. Whether they are perpetrators, 12%, or victims of the system, 88%, they just want to have a non-judgmental person listen to them and verify that they are not the only man experiencing what they are going through.
  • History: For more than 10 years the Family of Men has operated a telephone crisis line.The daily averages of callers are 2 per day. Of...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.familyofmen.com/
  • Phone Number: 403-242-4077

Help4Guys: P Luna Foundation

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: This site is a Complete Resource Guide for MALE Victims & Survivors of Abuse and is here to provide all the information and resources you may need if you are thinking of getting help and healing your life in order to move forward in a positive direction.
  • History: Petra Luna was an abuse victim her whole young life; sexually, emotionally, physically and by school bullying. Later, she lik...(read more)
  • Website: http://help4guys.org/
  • Phone Number: 818-300-2052

Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council aka Valley Oasis

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Valley Oasis is a community based organization dedicated to eliminating social and domestic violence and homelessness through community awareness,interveNtion,prevention, safe shelter,and supportive services.
  • History: For more than 33 years, Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council, now known as Valley Oasis, has devoted its energy to passi...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.valleyoasis.org/
  • Phone Number: 661-723-7772

Arts & Healing Network

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: AHN is an online resource for anyone interested in the transformational power of art.
  • History: The Arts & Healing Network offers a wealth of information about using art to heal oneself, another person, a community and/or...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.artheals.org/
  • Phone Number:


Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: We provide a platform for online counseling.
  • History: BetterHelp changes the way people get help to conquer life's challenges. Facing obstacles alone can be daunting. Support and ...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.betterhelp.com
  • Phone Number: 888-688-9296


Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: While the majority of domestic violence victims are women, abuse of men happens far more often than you'd probably expect.
  • History: If you're a man in an abusive relationship, it's important to know that you're not alone. It happens to men from all cultures...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.helpguide.org/
  • Phone Number: 1-888-7HELPLINE

Incite National

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: INCITE! Women, Gender Non-Conforming, and Trans people of Color* Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing. - See more at: http://www.incite-national.org/page/about-incite#sthash.4kX3zHqS.dpuf
  • History: In 2000, our founders organized a little conference. It was primarily for a small group of impassioned women of color activis...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.incite-national.org/
  • Phone Number:

Stop Abuse for Everyone

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) provides unique services for domestic violence victims. We help those who typically fall between the cracks of domestic violence services and few services are available: straight men, GLBT victims, teens, and the elderly. We promote that there should be services for ALL victims and accountability for all perpetrators.
  • History: SAFE Was Founded in 1996. Starting out as a grassroots organization, SAFE acquired its 501(c)3 federal nonprofit status in ea...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.stopabuseforeveryone.org/
  • Phone Number: 503-389-2111

Power And Control Domestic Violence In America

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: In the early 1980s, Ellen Pence, Michael Paymar and other activists in Duluth, MN developed an approach to domestic violence based on the idea that it is the patriarchal values of our society that cau s e so many men to batter women. In their view, men batter women because men feel a sense of entitlement to power and control over women, a sense of entitlement that is inextricably con nected with a range of abusive tactics ultimately derived from violence. Pence, Paymar and their colleagues based their concepts on what they heard from battered women, rather than beginning from an abstract theoretical perspective. Their "wheel of Power and Control" has become a worldwide symbol of domestic violence, a tool that can be found in any shelter anywhere in the world.
  • History: Peter Cohn – director, producer

    Cohn is a New York-based writer and film maker. “Power and Control” is h...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.powerandcontrolfilm.com/
  • Phone Number: 714-706-4182

The R.A.D Systems of Self Defense

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The R.A.D. Systems establishes an accessible, constantly improving and internationally respected alliance of dedicated instructors. These instructors, in turn, will provide educational opportunities for women, children, men and seniors to create a safer future for themselves. In doing this, we challenge society to evolve into an existence where violence is not an acceptable part of daily life.
  • History: The national standard in self defense Instructor Certification, R.A.D. is internationally recognized for programming quality ...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.rad-systems.com/
  • Phone Number: 225-791-4430

Resource For A Recourse

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Essentially, this site is meant to provide accurate and relevant information and resources to anyone in an abusive situation now, anyone who has been in an abusive situation in the past, or those trying to help someone in an abusive situation
  • History: As an administrator of the Perverted Justice Foundation, I've often been asked questions regarding the statues of limitation ...(read more)
  • Website: http://resourceforarecourse.com/
  • Phone Number:

Laura's House

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Laura's House continues to be the only state-approved comprehensive domestic violence agency in South Orange County. Annually, Laura's House provides residential shelter services, counseling and legal services to hundreds of women and children. Thousands of crisis calls come in each year on our Crisis Hotline.
  • History: In 1991, a few local women formed the South Orange County Domestic Violence Action Committee with the dream of building a she...(read more)
  • Website: https://www.laurashouse.org/
  • Phone Number: (866) 498-1511

Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime and Healing

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Resources for ritual abuse survivors, mind control survivors, their therapists, ministers, families, friends, and researchers
  • History: We have been collecting these resources since 1995, so many books are now out of print and many websites are no longer on the...(read more)
  • Website: http://ra-info.org/
  • Phone Number:
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