Help and Resources for Domestic Violence
Getting Immediate Help
If you are in danger or need immediate help.
National Domestic Violence Hotline 24-hour:
Call to speak to a Counselor: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Staffed 24 hours a day, trained counselors provide crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health care centers, and counseling, as well as referrals to domestic violence programs in your community.
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) – 24-hour :
To be connected to the rape crisis center nearest you,
from any land-line or mobile phone (in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada)
for free and confidential information about social services including food, housing, employment, health care, and counseling. http://www.211.org/
Additional Information and Resources
Alternative to Violence Project
Alternative to Violence Project (AVP) is a grassroots, worldwide movement dedicated to building peace in ourselves and in our homes, schools, institutions and communities. AVP workshops use the shared experience of both participants and facilitators to examine how injustice, prejudice, frustration and anger can lead to aggressive behavior and violence. We explore our innate power to respond in new and creative ways.
Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (API Institute) is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It serves a national network of advocates, community-based organizations, national and state programs, legal, health, and mental health professionals, researchers, policy advocates and activists from social justice organizations working to eliminate violence against women.
Center for the Pacific Asian Family
Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) is a nonprofit agency specializing in assisting Asian and Pacific Islanders who are surviving sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Their mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and the consequences of family violence and violence against women. CPAF offers a 24-hour hotline in over 30 API languages/dialects, as well as shelters in the Los Angeles area and programs focusing on both prevention and community education.
FaithTrust Institute (Multifaith Clergy Training)
http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org/ (Multifaith Clergy Training)
FaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence. They provide communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse. They work with many communities, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Buddhist, Jewish, Latino/a, Muslim, Black, Anglo, Indigenous, Protestant and Roman Catholic.
Futures Without Violence (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund)
Futures Without Violence works to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world. From domestic and dating violence, to child abuse and sexual assault. They advance the health, stability, education, and security of women and girls, men and boys worldwide. Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, they train professionals such as doctors, nurses, athletic coaches, and judges on improving responses to violence and abuse. As well, they work with advocates, policy makers and others to build sustainable community leadership and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships.
Jewish Women International
Jewish Women International (JWI) is the leading Jewish organization empowering women and girls – through economic literacy; community training; healthy relationship education; and the proliferation of women’s leadership. Their 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. JWI confronts the issue of violence against women and girls from many sides, from prevention programming for teens and young adults to education and training for thousands of professionals and advocates.
Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance Project
Mending the Sacred Hoop works from a social change perspective to end violence against Native women and children while restoring the safety, sovereignty, and sacredness of Native women. They are committed to strengthening the voice and vision of Native peoples through grassroots efforts to restore the leadership of Native women. They offer training and technical assistance nationally, as well as provide local services in Minnesota.
Women's Justice Center/Centro de Justicia Para Mujeres
Women’s Justice Center/Centro de Justicia Para Mujeres
Women’s Justice Center works to end violence against women and children, especially in the Latina and other underserved communities. We do this through advocacy, activism, and education. All our services, workshops, and publications are free of charge to the community.