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Intimate Partner Violence: An Overview, Updated 1st Edition
  • Resources for Intimate Partner Violence


    In most communities there are resources and support available through various agencies.

    • Crisis intervention services or hotlines might be the first resort, as their staff members are trained to refer callers to appropriate services.
    • Local domestic violence hotlines
    • Hospitals and emergency care centers often have a social worker or qualified counselor in their emergency room 24 hours a day.
    • Social services or human services organizations
    • Police
    • Battered women’s services and shelters are not always listed as such in the phone book; they may be found through other agencies.
    • Domestic violence coalitions exist in many states; a list can be found at http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/statedomestic.htm.


    Many national organizations provide specific information about violent situations. These organizations can also offer resources to help the victim.


    National Domestic Violence Hotline

    This hotline links individuals to help in their area using a nationwide database that includes detailed information on domestic violence shelters, other emergency shelters, legal advocacy and assistance programs, and social service programs.
    24-hour hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
    TTY: 1-800-787-3224
    Website: http://www.thehotline.org/

    Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

    This hotline automatically transfers the caller to the nearest rape crisis center, anywhere in the nation.
    24-hour hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
    2000 L Street NW, Suite 505
    Washington, DC 20005
    Phone: 202-544-1034
    Online Hotline Chat: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/
    E-mail: info@rainn.org
    Website: http://www.rainn.org/


    General Information

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide fact sheets and other information regarding IPV.
    Website: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/IPV/default.htm

    FaithTrust Institute (formerly the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence) is an interreligious educational resource addressing issues of sexual and domestic violence.

    2900 Eastlake Avenue, Suite 200
    Seattle, WA 98102
    Phone: 206-634-1903 ext. 10
    Fax: 206-634-0115
    E-mail: info@faithtrustinstitute.org
    Website: http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org/

    Futures Without Violence (formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund [FVPF]) is a national non-profit organization that focuses on domestic violence education, prevention, and public policy reform.

    100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio
    San Francisco, CA 94129
    Phone: (415) 678-5500
    Fax: (415) 529-2930
    TTY: (800) 595-4889
    Website: http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org

    National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and is committed to the elimination of violence.

    One Broadway, Suite B210
    Denver, CO 80203
    Phone: 303-839-1852
    TTY: 303-839-8459
    Fax: 303-831-9251
    Website: http://www.ncadv.org/

    National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence is a program of Futures Without Violence that provides assistance to healthcare professionals, administrators, policy makers, domestic violence advocates, and others at all levels to support improvements to health care’s response to IPV.

    Futures Without Violence
    100 Montgomery Street
    Attn: National Health Care Resource Center on Domestic Violence
    San Francisco, CA 94129
    Phone: (415) 678-5500
    Fax: (415) 529-2930
    TTY: (800) 595-4889
    Website: http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org

    National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions, allied organizations, and supportive individuals.

    1400 16th Street NW, Suite 330
    Washington, DC 20009
    Phone: 202-543-5566
    Fax: 202-543-5626
    Website: http://www.nnedv.org/

    Safe Horizon provides support, prevents violence, and promotes justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families, and their communities.

    800-621-HOPE (4673)
    2 Lafayette St. 3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10007
    Website: http://www.safehorizon.org/

    Safety Net: the National Safe & Strategic Technology Project, a program of the National Network to End Domestic Violence Fund, educates victims, advocates, law enforcement, and legal professionals in how to use technology safely as well as how perpetrators may use technology for their own purposes. Additionally, the Safety Net project uses the media to promote public education efforts regarding the safe uses of technology. Finally, this project addresses technology policy issues that may affect victim safety, such as the protection of electronic victim information in online court and public records.

    1400 16th Street NW, Suite 330
    Washington, DC 20009
    Website: http://nnedv.org/projects/safetynet.html

    Population-Specific Information

    Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence strives to eliminate domestic violence in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

    450 Sutter Street, Suite 600
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    Phone: 415-568-3315
    Fax: 415-954-9999
    Website: http://www.apiahf.org/apidvinstitute/

    Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community at the University of Minnesota provides an interdisciplinary vehicle and forum that addresses family violence within the African American community.

    290 Peters Hall
    1404 Gortner Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55108-6142;
    Phone: 612-624-5357; 877-NIDVAAC
    Fax: 612-624-9201;
    E-mail: info@idvaac.org
    Website: http://www.idvaac.org/

    National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence is a network of nationally recognized Latina and Latino advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence.

    PO BOX 2782
    Española, NM 87532
    Phone: 505-753-3334
    Fax: 505-753-3347
    E-mail: info@dvalianza.org
    Website: http://www.dvalianza.org/


    The Anti-Violence Project serves LGBTQ, HIV-positive, and others affected by violence, through programming, counseling, and advocacy.

    240 West 35th Street, Suite 200
    New York, NY 10001
    Phone: 212-714-1184
    TTY: 212-714-1134
    24-hour bilingual hotline: 212-714-1141
    Website: http://www.avp.org/

    Community United Against Violence (CUAV) is a multicultural organization working to end violence against and within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) communities.

    427 South Van Ness Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Phone: 415-777-5500
    Fax: 415-777-5565
    24 Hr. Message Line: 415-333-HELP (4357)
    E-mail: info@cuav.org
    Website: http://www.cuav.org/

    GBLTQ Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, non-profit organization in Boston providing community education and direct services for clients.

    955 Massachusetts Avenue, PMB 131
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Phone: 617-354-6056
    Fax: 617-354-6072
    Crisis: 800-832-1901
    Toll-free: 800-832-1901
    Website: http://www.glbtqdvp.org/

    The Network/La Red is a survivor-led organization that works to address violence in lesbian; gay; bisexual; polyamorous; bondage, dominance, and sadomasochism (BDSM); queer; and transgender communities.

    P.O. Box 6011
    Boston, MA 02114
    Phone: 617-695-0877
    TTY: 617-227-4911
    Hotline: 617-742-4911
    Fax: 617-423-5651
    E-mail: info@thenetworklared.org
    Website: http://tnlr.org/

    The Northwest Network provides support and advocacy for bisexual, transgender, lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse and dating violence.

    P.O. Box 18436
    Seattle, Washington 98118
    Phone: 206-568-7777
    TTY: 206-517-9670
    E-mail: info@nwnetwork.org
    Website: http://www.nwnetwork.org/

    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national organization that promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons; their families; and friends.

    1828 L Street, NW, Suite 660
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone: 202-467-8180
    Fax: 202-467-8194
    E-mail: info@pflag.org
    Website: http://www.community.pflag.org/

    The Survivor Project serves intersex/gender-variant survivors of domestic violence.

    Phone: 503-288-3191
    E-mail: info@survivorproject.org
    Website: http://www.survivorproject.org/



    The following links provide written material for male victims of IPV.

    Mayo Clinic, Healthy Lifestyle, Adult Health: Domestic violence against men: Know the signs

    Helpguide.org: Help for abused men

    The National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization is committed to prevention, treatment, and elimination of all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men.
    Website: http://www.malesurvivor.org/



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