Information & Resources for Survivors
If you are in immediate danger, and feel comfortable involving law enforcement, please call 911.
The U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline provides free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages. Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224, or chat online at TheHotline.org.
NNEDV’s WomensLaw Email Hotline provides basic legal information, referrals, and emotional support related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a free, safe, anonymous, and confidential domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy. Call 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) or chat online at StrongHeartsHelpline.org.
If you are outside the United States, Lila.Help lists gender-based violence helplines and NGOs for almost every country in the world.
Through WomensLaw, we provide easy-to-understand, “plain language” legal information and resources to victims living with or escaping domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or dating violence. By reaching out through the Internet, we empower survivors to lead independent lives, free from abuse.
If you are in immediate danger, and feel comfortable involving law enforcement, please call 911. For help and assistance in the U.S., contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224 or TheHotline.org. (Please note that wait times may vary during certain hours.)
First and foremost, if you are being abused, know that you are not alone and that it is not your fault.
Domestic violence encompasses a spectrum of behaviors that abusers use to control victims. If you or a friend experience these behaviors from a partner, remember: it is not your fault and there are advocates waiting to help.
If you are in danger, please try to use a safer computer that someone abusive does not have direct or remote (hacking) access to. When using a computer and/or the Internet please keep these in mind.