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National Resources

Resources for Survivors:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Free and confidential help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 800-787-3224. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information, and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project
The Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project at 800-832-1901 supports victims and survivors through education, advocacy and direct services. Understanding that the serious public health issue of domestic violence is not gender specific, they serve men in relationships with men, regardless of how they identify, and stand ready to assist them in navigating through abusive relationships.

Teen Relationships Website
This site on teen dating violence is designed specifically for teenagers. It includes resources on teen dating violence including statistics, definitions of abuse, a quiz to discover the warning signs of abuse in relationships and hotline numbers. The site provides teens with a forum to discuss abuse, and features a teen chat room with discussions facilitated by teen counselors. It also offers a section devoted to teen poetry and thoughts. The site encourages teenagers to take action to end abuse; one section provides information on how teens can become a "VolunTEEN" and work to end abuse in their communities.

Resources for employers:

American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic Violence
Includes safety planning information in English and Spanish, statistics, myths and facts, and information about what businesses are doing about domestic violence.

The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence (CAEPV)
This nonprofit alliance of businesses is dedicated to ending and preventing domestic violence through workplace and community education. Members include State Farm Insurance Companies, KeyBank, and American Express Company.

The Colorado Bar Association
Posts information about the facts of domestic violence and its impact on workplaces. It gives information for employers, lawyers, victims, or abusers as well as co-workers of victims or abusers.

The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF)
A national non-profit organization that focuses on domestic violence education, prevention and public policy reform. From their website you can sign up for an electronic newsletter, and read about battered immigrant women, economic independence, and the health care impact. With the California Department of Health, FVPF has co-sponsored an unprecedented new TV campaign with the goal of stopping domestic violence and helping battered women.

To learn more:

Abuse and Women with Disabilities
This document highlights the prevalence of violence against women with disabilities, examines abuse interventions for women with disabilities, and offers a critique of studies on abuse and disability. The authors also provide recommendations for research and program development.

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) is an organization focused on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence. It is a national expert on domestic violence among African Americans, a resource to communities, and a strong presence in the field of domestic violence.

Annual Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Domestic Violence
The purpose of this report is to investigate the following research questions and to summarize findings: 1) How prevalent is domestic violence among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people? 2) Do state statutes permit victims of same-sex domestic violence to obtain domestic violence protective orders?

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
This institute is a national resource center and clearinghouse on gender violence in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. It serves a national network of community-based-organizations; advocates and professionals in legal, health, mental health, and social services; government agencies; state coalitions; national domestic and sexual violence organizations; and activists from communities and social justice organizations working to eliminate violence against women.

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
The alliance is a group committed to the findings of the 1997 National Symposium on La Violencia Domestica: An Emerging Dialogue Among Latinos. This website discusses their five initiatives, building the movement, policy, research, service provision/education/training, and community development, as well as posting a page of personal stories.

"An Islamic Perspective on Violence Against Women"
This document from the Muslim Women's League Presents Islamic prohibitions of violence against women.

FaithTrust Institute
This website contains information about the intersection of religious issues and child abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and clergy misconduct.