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Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.
  • History: Among its programs, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE. This nationwide partner...(read more)
  • Website: https://rainn.org/
  • Phone Number: 1-800-656-4673

National Network to End Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.
  • History: NNEDV was formed in 1990 when a small group of domestic violence victim advocates came together to promote federal legislatio...(read more)
  • Website: http://nnedv.org/
  • Phone Number: 202-543-5566

U.S. Department of Justice

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: We enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law, ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic, provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior and ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
  • History: The Judiciary Act of 1789, ch. 20, sec. 35, 1 Stat. 73, 92-93 (1789) created the Office of the Attorney General, a one-person...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.justice.gov/ovw
  • Phone Number: (202)307-6026

Office For Victims Of Crime

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: OVC administers the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund), which is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not from tax dollars.
  • History: Established in 1988 through an amendment to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984, OVC is charged by Congress with administ...(read more)
  • Website: http://ojp.gov/ovc/
  • Phone Number: 1-800-363-0441

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 Alliance to End Sexual Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Providing a missing voice in Washington for state coalitions and local programs advocating and organizing against sexual violence and for survivors
  • History: Led advocacy efforts to pass the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act including historic policies to addre...(read more)
  • Website: http://endsexualviolence.org/
  • Phone Number:

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 Maternal & Child Oral Health Resource Center

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The purpose of the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) is to respond to the needs of states and communities in addressing current and emerging public oral health issues.
  • History: OHRC supports health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, and others with the goal of improving or...(read more)
  • Website: http://mchoralhealth.org/
  • Phone Number: 202-784-9771

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
  • Phone Number:

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence (NCCAFV) and its American Campaign provide prevention services by bringing together community and national stakeholders, volunteers and professionals to prevent intergenerational family violence, child abuse and neglect, spouse/partner abuse, and elder abuse and neglect.
  • History:
    NCCAFV prepared the 1995 draft Report to the U.S. Congress on Family Violence under contract to the Federal Government's Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    From 1996 to 1998, NCCAFV's president served on the International Steering Committee and co-chaired the Program Committee of the first World Conference on Family Violence which convened September 1998 in Singapore.

    Since 1998 to present, NCCAFV serves as the Secretariat for the International Network on Family Violence (INFV) which was formed in Singapore.

    In 2002, NCCAFV's president chaired the program committee for IFCW's 13th annual WorldForum in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    From 2001 to 2003, NCCAFV (as INFV's secretariat) organized the Second World Congress on Family Violence (WCFV) in June 2003 in Prague, Czech Republic.

    In 2009-2010, NCCAFV's President served on the Steering Committee for IFCW's 21st annual WorldForum in New York City.
    ">NCCAFV is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation serving all fifty states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as a resource ...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.nccafv.org/
  • Phone Number: 202-429-6695

The National Center For Victims Of Crime

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.
  • History:
    Since those early days, the National Center for Victims of Crime has become the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for victims of all types of crime and for the people who serve them. We have played a critical role in shaping the national discussion on the impact of crime and what victims need in order to recover.

    We have enabled more people -- elected officials, policy makers, business leaders, law enforcement officers, judges, media representatives, educators, healthcare providers -- to understand that justice for victims involves more than holding offenders accountable for their crimes. It involves providing victims full participation in the criminal justice process and the means to overcome the physical, emotional, and financial consequences of crime. At the National Center for Victims of Crime, we call this concept parallel justice. Simple fairness.
    ">The National Center for Victims of Crime's vision emerged from one family's tragedy: in 1985, Ala Isham and Alexander Auerspe...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.victimsofcrime.org/
  • Phone Number: 202-467-8700

American Bar Association Commission On Domestic & Sexual Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: For two decades the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence has focused on policy initiatives and training for lawyers who represent victims of domestic & sexual violence. The Commission’s work has been guided by the understanding that skilled legal assistance is essential to successful intervention for victims and accountability for perpetrators.
  • History: For 20 years, the Commission has conducted trainings to better equip lawyers to assist victims of domestic and sexual violenc...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/domestic_violence.html
  • Phone Number: 800-285-2221

Jewish Women International

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Our innovative programs, advocacy and philanthropic initiatives protect the fundamental rights of all girls and women to live in safe homes, thrive in healthy relationships, and realize the full potential of their personal strength.
  • History: Jewish Women International (JWI) was born in 1897 as Ruth Lodge No. 1, the Daughters of Judah, B’nai B’rith’s first aux...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.jwi.org/
  • Phone Number: 800-343-2823

The Office on Women's Health

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The Office on Women's Health provides national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education and model programs.
  • History: OWH in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was established in 1991 to improve the health of American women...(read more)
  • Website: http://womenshealth.gov/
  • Phone Number: 800-994-9662

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

WomensLaw.org, A Project Of The National Network To End Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: WomensLaw.org provides free online information about laws related to domestic violence for all U.S. states and territories and an Email Hotline with information and support for those who need it. To find out more, visit WomensLaw.org.
  • History: WomensLaw.org was founded in February 2000 by Elizabeth Martin with the help of a group of lawyers, teachers, advocates and w...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.womenslaw.org/
  • Phone Number:

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

American Humane Association

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Contact your local humane society, SPCA, animal control agency, or veterinarian to see if they have temporary foster care facilities for pets belonging to battered women.
  • History: Since 1877 the historic American Humane Association has been at the forefront of every major advancement in protecting childr...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.americanhumane.org/
  • Phone Number: 1-800-227-4645

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

Safe Kids Worldwide

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the United States and partners with organizations in 25 countries around the world to reduce injuries from motor vehicles, sports, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more.
  • History: Since 1988, when Safe Kids was founded by Dr. Marty Eichelberger of the Children’s National Health System with support from...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.usa.safekids.org/
  • Phone Number: 202-662-0600

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/
  • Phone Number:

Independent Women's Forum

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: IWF's mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty.
  • History: Founded in 1992, the Independent Women’s Forum is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution. IWF focuses...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.iwf.org/
  • Phone Number: 202-857-5201

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: The Coalition offers support and services for today, and education, advocacy and leadership to shape a violence-free future for families in the District of Columbia.
  • History: The DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence was established in 1986 by four women from different local community groups who sh...(read more)
  • Website: www.dccadv.org
  • Phone Number: 202-299-1181

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:

Alliance For Justice

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Alliance for Justice works to ensure that the federal judiciary advances core constitutional values, preserves human rights and unfettered access to the courts, and adheres to the even-handed administration of justice for all Americans.
  • History: Continuing its work of over 30 years, AFJ will lead the nation on the long road back to respect for the Constitution and prot...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.afj.org/
  • Phone Number: (202) 822-6070

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 Services Corporation

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: LSC promotes equal access to justice in our Nation and provides high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans.
  • History: On July 25, 1974, President Richard M. Nixon signed the law creating the Legal Services Corporation. The law gives strength a...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.lsc.gov/about/about-legal-aid/protecting-victims-domestic-violence
  • Phone Number: 202.295.1500

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information and other resources.
  • History: A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, w...(read more)
  • Website: https://www.childwelfare.gov/
  • Phone Number: 1-800-394-3366

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

YWCA: Eliminating Power Empowering Women

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
  • History: Throughout our history, the YWCA has been in the forefront of most major movements in the United States as a pioneer in race ...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.ywca.org/site/c.cuIRJ7NTKrLaG/b.7515807/k.2737/YWCA__Eliminating_Racism_Empowering_Women.htm
  • Phone Number: 202-467-0801

Battered Men

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Help for battered men, men's stories and more ...
  • History:
    Read our selection of men's personal stories about it. You aren't the only one! Hearing other men's stories, and what they did about it, and what they wished they'd done about it, will help you figure out what to do.

    What if you’ve been battered? Don’t brush it off or ignore it. Talk about it. Tell someone. Realize tha...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.batteredmen.com/battered.htm
  • Phone Number: 1-800-562-6025

Men Can Stop Rape

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: MenCanStopRape.org's Mission is To mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men's violence against women.
  • History: Men Can Stop Rape seeks to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s vi...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.mencanstoprape.org/
  • Phone Number: (202) 265.6530

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

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:

DV Leap

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: DV LEAP provides a stronger voice for justice by fighting to overturn unjust trial court outcomes, advancing legal protections for victims of domestic violence and their children through expert appellate advocacy, training lawyers, psychologists and judges on best practices, and spearheading domestic violence litigation in the Supreme Court.
  • History: DV LEAP was founded in 2003 to respond to an urgent need for expert appellate litigation to reverse unjust trial court ruling...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.dvleap.org/
  • Phone Number:

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:

SOAR: Speaking Out About Rape

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: SOAR runs national awareness, education and prevention programs to empower survivors of sexual violence and transform the public’s understanding and acceptance of rape victims.
  • History: SOAR was founded by Kellie Greene, herself a survivor of rape. Kellie’s rapist was not identified for three years, and she ...(read more)
  • Website: http://soar99.org/
  • Phone Number: 321-278-5246

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:

Becky's Fund

Domestic Violence Resource

  • How We Help: Domestic Violence in our world has to come to a halt. We at Becky’s Fund are doing everything we possibly can to fight this issue and make many aware of its dangers to our world. See our People, Programs and Partners helping us to play our part in this worldwide issue.
  • History: Domestic Violence in our world has to come to a halt. We at Becky’s Fund are doing everything we possibly can to fight this...(read more)
  • Website: http://www.beckysfund.org/
  • Phone Number: 724-518-1169
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