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The Survivor’s Handbook (from Women’s Aid)

Survivors Handbook PDF (from Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence)

Articles about Domestic Violence from HelpGuide

Domestic Violence Against Women: Recognize Patterns, Seek Help (an article from

Public Domain

Agencies in Countries A to Z (from Hot Peach Pages)

Abuse Information in 115 languages (from Hot Peach Pages)

Search for Local Resources:

Type in your location to find shelters and help.

State Coalitions

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (Local Resources)

NNEDV (US Coalitions)

Office on Women’s Health (Resources by State) (Advocates and Shelters)

Women’s Shelters Canada



For men who have experienced sexual assault and abuse.

Join their weekly chat-based groups

Live Online Chat Available on website.

Campus Survivors

An Instagram page giving survivors a safe place to tell their stories anonymously.

Online Forums and Chats

Provincial Groups (Canada) 

Psychology Today

Find a Domestic Violence Support Group.

US Helplines/Hotlines:


Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS)

Call: 855-812-1001

Live Online Chat Available on website.

Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN)

Text: 202.945.9266

Love is Respect

From the National Domestic Violence Hotline, for young people between the ages of 13-26 who have questions about romantic relationships.


Text: LOVEIS to 1.866.331.9474

Call: 1.866.331.9474

Live Online Chat Available on website.

National Center for Victims of Crime

Call: 1.202.467.8700

National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Child Protection and Custody/Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Help with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases.

Call: 1.800.527.3233

National Runaway Safeline

For teens/children looking for support, as well as parents/guardians looking for information.

Call: 1.800.786.2929 (1.800.RUNAWAY)

Live Online Chat Available on website.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Call: 1.800.656.4673 (HOPE)

Live Online Chat Available on website.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call: 1.800.273.8255 (TALK)

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

Call: 1.800.656.4673 (HOPE)

Live Online Chat Available on website.

Shalom Task Force

Focuses its works in Jewish communities.

Call: 718.337.3700

Text: 888.883.2323

Live Online Chat Available on website.

StrongHearts Native Helpline

For American Indians and Alaska Indians in need of support from domestic, dating, and sexual violence.

Call: 1.844.762.8483 (7NATIVE)

Live Online Chat Available on website.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence.

Call: 1.800.799.7233 (SAFE)

TTY: 1.800.787.3224

Live Online Chat Available on website.

Trans Lifeline

Call US: 1.877.565.8860

Call CA: 1.877.330.6366

Non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis.

U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline/Polaris Project

Call: 1.888.373.7888

Text: HELP to 233733 (BeFree)

Live Online Chat Available on website.

Victim Connect Resource Center

Call: 855.484.2846 (4.VICTIM)


UK Assistance:


Legal Help:

Battered Women’s Justice Project

DV Leap

Challenges unjust trial outcomes.

Legal Network for Gender Equity

National Women’s Law Center

Legal Momentum

The Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women


Aging in Place

Information on elder abuse.

Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

A resource center for Asian/Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

Break the Cycle

Supports young people ages 12-24.

Casa de Esperanza

Working with Latin@s in US communities to end domestic violence and provide support.

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women

Domestic Violence Initiative

For people with disabilities who are victims of abuse.

Help for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault


A network of women of color working to end violence.

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC)

Jewish Women International

LAMBDA GLBT Community Services

Non-profit, gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender agency dedicated to reducing homophobia, inequality, hate crimes, and discrimination.


Judgement-free place where men can heal from sexual assault and abuse.


An organization for South Asian women impacted by violence.

Mending the Sacred Hoop

Native-owned and operated non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that exists to address violence against Native women

Military One Source

National Clearinghouse on Abuse Later in Life

For older victims and survivors of abuse.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

Native-led nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children.

National Latin@ Network

National institute on domestic violence focusing on Latin@ communities.

Peaceful Families Project

Particular focus on Muslim families.

SafeHouse Center

Provides safety, support, advocacy, and resources for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

Women of Color Network

Technology Safety:


Hot Peach Pages

Global Internet and Email Safety


Tips for online and cell phone safety.

Women’s Aid

Cover your tracks online.

Create a Safety Plan:


Go Ask Rose

Escape Plan

Security Guides

The National Domestic Violence Hotline


Women in Distress

Safety Plan

Stay Safe

Risk Assessments:

Five risk/danger assessments available.

Further Information:

College Campus Safety Guide

Domestic Violence Awareness Project

Live Your Dream

National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence 

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence