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Domestic Violence Awareness Resources

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Siena chapter.

Resources can be critical in leaving an abusive relationship.

We’ve compiled a list of different organizations that provide help and support for victims/survivors of domestic violence. Below, you’ll find general resources, state and local resources, along with legal resources and organizations that cater to the specific needs of marginalized groups. Whether you’re concerned about your relationship or a loved one’s relationship, or you just want to learn more about domestic violence, these are great places to start.

General Resources

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline | 1-800-656-4673 | Online hotline: online.rainn.org

The Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network is the nation’s largest anti-violence organization. While focusing primarily on issues of sexual violence, they can also provide resources for victims/survivors of domestic violence, especially those who may also have experienced sexual violence.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline | 1-800-799-7233 | www.ndvh.org

A dedicated 24-hour hotline that also offers online chat in both English and Spanish, this national organization can direct victims/survivors to valuable resources, service providers and shelters. Their website also provides valuable information for victim/survivors, loved ones or anyone looking to learn more about domestic violence.

National Dating Abuse Helpline | 1-866-331-9474 | www.loveisrespect.org

Specifically targeted towards youth, loveisrespect offers 24/7 chat, text and calling services with trained advocates. Loveisrespect also focuses on educating young people about abusive relationships and healthy and unhealthy dating behaviors.

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center | International Toll-Free (24/7) 1-866-879-6636 | www.866uswomen.org

The AODVC offers services to Americans facing domestic violence abroad.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence  | www.nrcdv.org and www.vawnet.org

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence is a comprehensive source for information relating to domestic violence in the United States. They offer resources, materials and trainings to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Futures Without Violence: The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence  | www.futureswithoutviolence.org

An organization that works to end violence against women, children and families.

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health | www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org

This organization provides information and research on the trauma of domestic violence and its impact on mental health.

Break the Cycle | www.breakthecycle.org

Break the Cycle focuses on dating abuse among teens and other young people, encouraging youth to become involved in advocacy.

One Love Foundation | www.joinonelove.org

Founded by Yeardley Love’s family, the One Love Foundation provides educational resources about domestic violence and seeks to raise awareness about domestic violence, especially on college campuses.

The following resources include a variety of organizations that cater to specific populations and needs:


Women’s Law | www.womenslaw.org

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence | www.abanet.org/domviol

Battered Women’s Justice Project  | www.bwjp.org


New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence | Hotline NYS: 1-800-942-6906 (English and Spanish, with multilingual accessibility) | www.nyscadv.org

Equinox Domestic Violence Services | 518.432.7865 | www.equinoxinc.org

In Our Own Voices | 518-432-4188 | www.inourownvoices.org

People with Disabilities

Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN) | hotline@deafdawn.org  | VP: 202-559-5366 | www.deafdawn.org

National Deaf Hotline Videophone | 1-855-812-1001 |  deafhelp@thehotline.org

People of Color

Women of Color Network www.wocninc.org

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence | www.incite-national.org

Faith Trust Institute www.faithtrustinstitute.org

In Our Own Voices | 518-432-4188 | www.inourownvoices.org

Black people/African-American people

Ujima Program | www.dvcac.org/african-american-women

Black Women’s Blueprint | http://www.blackwomensblueprint.org

Latinx People

Casa de Esperanza | 1-651-772-1611 (bilingual) | www.casadeesperanza.org

National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communitieswww.nationallatinonetwork.org

Indigenous people

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Centerwww.niwrc.org

Strong Hearts Native Helpline | 1-844-762-8483 |www.strongheartshelpline.org

Seven Dancers Coalition | www.sevendancerscoalition.com

Asian people

Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violencewww.apiidv.org

Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV) | www.caaav.org

Manavi | 1-732-435-1414 |  | www.manavi.org

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence | 1-617-338-2355 | www.atask.org

LGBTQ+ People

The Audre Lorde Projectwww.alp.org

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs | 1-212-714-1184 | www.ncavp.org

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Projecthttp://www.glbtqdvp.org

GLBT Hotline | 1-888-843-4564 | www.glbthotline.org

The Network La Red | 617-742-4911 | www.tnlr.org

Trans Lifeline | 1-877-565-8860 | www.translifeline.org

In Our Own Voices | 518-432-4188 | www.inourownvoices.org

Immigrant People

The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project | (202) 274-4457 | http://www.niwap.org/

This article was written in partnership with the Sr. Thea Bowman Center for Women of Siena College for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you or a loved one are experiencing signs of abuse, please check out these resources or call 1-800-799-7233 or chat online.

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Emily Radigan is a Siena College Class of 2020 alumna. During her time at Siena, she triple-majored in Political Science, Philosophy, and a self-designed interdisciplinary major in Gender and Sexuality Theory and Activism.