Caregiver Resources - Safety & Abuse
Listed below you will find helpful safety & abuse resources for caregivers.
They make finding the right shelter and information about domestic violence easier. Instead of searching the Internet, it is all right here. They’ve painstakingly verified information on shelters in LA to shelters in NY, and every domestic violence program in between. If you or a friend is suffering from physical abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse or verbal abuse, this free service can help. Select domestic violence programs based on location, service and language needs. Find 24-hour hotlines in your area, service listings, and helpful articles on domestic violence statistics, signs and cycles of abuse, housing services, emergency services, legal and financial services, support groups for women, children and families, and more.
Phone: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) -or- TTY: 800.787.3224
NRCDV’s mission is to strengthen and transform efforts to end domestic violence. Their vision is to strive to be a trusted national leader and sustainable organization, renowned for innovation, multi-disciplinary approaches and a commitment to ensuring that policy, practice and research is grounded in and guided by the voices and experiences of domestic violence survivors and advocates.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)'s mission is to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism. They are dedicated to supporting survivors and holding offenders accountable and supporting advocates. They envision a national culture in which we are all safe, empowered and free from domestic violence.
Phone: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) or live chat by visiting: https://www.thehotline.org/what-is-live-chat/
The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health provides training, support, and consultation to advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, legal professionals, and policymakers as they work to improve agency and systems-level responses to survivors and their children. Their work is survivor defined and rooted in principles of social justice.
Their mission is to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by mobilizing the legal profession.
Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people 12 - 24 to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse. They are a culturally affirming organization that centers young people, caring adults, and communities in our prevention and intervention efforts. Their dynamic and diverse team believes that all young people deserve to live in a world where they can thrive.
Phone: 202.849. 6289 or text "loveis" to 22522 to chat with a peer advocate 24/7
The Online Hotline provides confidential, one-on-one, crisis support 24/7. You can chat with a trained staff member who will provide you with information and referrals through a secure instant-messaging format, or simply offer a safe place to talk about what happened. To ensure your safety, RAINN has partnered with the country's top technology and online security companies to build a hotline that is as safe and secure as current technology allows.
Phone: 1.800.656.4673 or visit their website for Online Hotline, the nation’s first online crisis hotline and provides free, anonymous, confidential support services online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
CWLA is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies that since 1920 has worked to serve children and families who are vulnerable. Their expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children across the country. Their impact is felt worldwide. Their vision is that every child will grow up in a safe, loving, and stable family. Their focus is children and youth who may have experienced abuse, neglect, family disruption, or a range of other factors that jeopardize their safety, permanence, or well-being. CWLA also focuses on the families, caregivers, and the communities that care for and support these children.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline envisions a world where all relationships are positive, healthy, and free from violence. They answer the call to support and shift power back to people affected by relationship abuse.
Reaching out for help can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never spoken to anyone about the abuse before. Sometimes it’s hard to describe how you’re feeling out loud. If you’re ready to seek help but don’t feel comfortable talking with an advocate on the phone, or if it’s not safe for you to call, now there’s another option. The Hotline’s live chat service (IM-style) is a safe, private way to connect with a Hotline advocate. You get the same one-on-one, real-time, confidential information from a trained advocate as you do if you contact The Hotline by phone.
IPV refers specifically to violence and aggression between intimate partners. IPV can include physical, sexual or psychological abuse or stalking. Acts of IPV range in how often they occur or how violent they are. It can happen to women or men who have intimate relationships with women, men or both. It can happen no matter your age, income, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, or disability.