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Help Someone in an Unhealthy Relationship: Quick Tips

If you are worried that someone you care about may be in an unhealthy relationship, get tips on what to do next.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Take Steps to Protect Yourself from Relationship Violence

If your partner might be controlling or abusive, it's better to get help now than to wait.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline offers crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline offers crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers

Find toll-free crisis hotlines sponsored by organizations providing information and support to people affected by child abuse, family violence, missing/abducted children, rape/incest, relief for caregivers, runaways, and crime victims.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Violence Against Women: Hotlines and Help for Victims

If you, or someone you know, are a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or dating violence, help is available.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

Office on Violence Against Women - OVW

Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing Services - National Domestic Violence Hotline

A deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing woman trying to leave an abusive relationship faces unique barriers. The toll-free TTY number, 1-800-787-3224, can help by linking such individuals to related programs and services for assistance.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing Services - National Domestic Violence Hotline

A deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing woman trying to leave an abusive relationship faces unique barriers. The toll-free TTY number, 1-800-787-3224, can help by linking such individuals to related programs and services for assistance.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Questions and Answers for Immigrant and Refugee Women

If you have a husband, boyfriend or ex-husband who threatens, hits or harms you in anyway, there are steps you can take to make yourself and your children safe. Find information on domestic violence in a variety of languages.

Review Date: May 22, 2014

Futures Without Violence

Victim Assistance Hotlines

If you are a victim of abuse, domestic violence, Internet, phone or GPS stalking, video voyeurism, or other crime, call 800-394-2255 or email Gethelp@ncvc.org for help, information about your options, and referrals to local services anywhere in the country.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

National Center for Victims of Crime

Dating and Domestic Violence - Safety Planning

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted or is in an abusive relationship, there are things to consider when thinking about safety. Read these suggestions that may be helpful.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

Domestic Violence Coalitions of States and Territories

A current online listing of domestic violence offices by state. Includes mailing address and phone numbers.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

U.S. Department of Justice

Domestic Violence Hurts the Whole Family (Online Video)

No one deserves abuse. Seeking help is the first step towards a more peaceful family life.

Review Date: April 18, 2014

Healthy Roads Media

Domestic Violence Safety Tips...

If you experience domestic violence, here are some tips to help you stay safe.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence: Warning Signs and Red Flags

Learn about emotionally, physically, and sexually abusive relationships. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for help.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Domestic Violence: Warning Signs and Red Flags

Learn about emotionally, physically, and sexually abusive relationships. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for help.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence- (PDF)

This article describes some of the ways in which immigrant women are abused by their partners through emotional, economic and sexual means.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

Futures Without Violence

My Personal Safety Plan

This plan provides victims of domestic violence with steps to increase their safety and prepare to protect themselves in case of further abuse.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Resource Directory for Members of the Military, Veterans, and Their Families

This resource for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families offers information on benefits, employment, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation, and other services.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Protecting Your Identity

Survivors of domestic violence need to protect themselves from abusers who use identity as a means of power and control. Find steps to take to protect your identity, including relocating, opening a post office box to receive mail, and reporting suspected fraud.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Spouse/Partner Abuse Information

This article provides information about domestic violence toward spouses and partners, including basic facts, types of abuse, help to understand both victims and abusers, and suggestions as to how you can help in your community’s prevention efforts.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence

State Coalition List (Domestic Violence)

Find a list of National Coalition Against Domestic Violence organizations in each state offering resources, referrals, and support.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Problem: What is Battering

Battering happens when one person believes that they are entitled to control another. This brochure discusses what battering is, describes various types of battering, and looks at who is battered.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Understanding Intimate Partner Violence- (PDF)

Intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs between two people in a close relationship. Learn who is at risk and how to prevent domestic partner violence.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - NCIPC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Violence Against Women in American Indian/Native American and Alaska Native Communities

This page highlights several resources related to violence against women in American Indian/Native American & Alaska Native communities. The organizations listed here provide information, services, and advocacy.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Violence Against Women: How to Help a Friend Who is Being Abused

Here are some ways to help a friend who is being abused.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

Office on Women's Health

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