Domestic Violence
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Love Is Respect
Safe Horizon
Battered Women's Justice Project
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

5 Places to Seek Help For Domestic Violence

There's No Shame In Seeking Help
Whether you feel that you or someone you know is in a harmful living situation or relationship, it's important to know how to identify the verbal, physical and sexual abuse that accompany situations of domestic violence. Luckily, there's plenty of information you can access right now, online and hotlines and chats that are available to you 24/7.
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The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Whether you're looking for resources on domestic violence or need someone to talk to about your current situation with violence at home, The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a great place to start. Trained advocates are available to talk via their hotline (1-800-799-7233) and online chat 24/7.
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Love Is Respect
Many victims of domestic violence suffer abuse at the hands of an intimate partner. In love, it can be difficult to recognize the signs of an unhealthy relationship. Love Is Respect has great articles and quizzes that help you learn more about those signs. They also have a hotline (1-866-331-9474) and online chat available 24/7, 365 days a year.
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Safe Horizon
Whether or not children are the direct victims of the violence at home, they are still gravely affected by it. Safe Horizon offers information on child abuse and also help to provide shelter and childcare for surviving victims of domestic violence. They also offer assistance and support via their hotline (1-800-621-4673) that's available 24/7.
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Battered Women's Justice Project
Unfortunately, it's not always enough to physically escape an unhealthy environment or situation. The Battered Women's Justice Project is an extremely helpful resource on all legal matters associated with intimate partner violence, from navigating child custody and family court to breaking down protection orders and enforcement.
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National Coalition Against Dometic Violence
Looking for more info? The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence has a complied list of organizations categorized by race, age group, situation, location, etc. They also have statistical information on domestic violence (great for educational purposes) and information on their awareness campaigns and public policy reform agenda.
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