Experiencing or witnessing domestic violence can have long-term physical and psychological effects. Finding appropriate services can help improve the safety and well-being of victims and witnesses. This page includes resources that offer support and information for families who have experienced domestic violence.
The Deaf Hotline
Provides advocacy services and resources for Deaf and hard-of-hearing victims. Additionally, this website helps raise awareness of the need for Deaf abuse outreach programs.
American Bar Association (2020)
Links to resources about domestic violence victims' rights and ways to prevent domestic abuse.
National Network to End Domestic Violence
Offers links to help those who have experienced family violence as well as information on creating personal and workplace safety plans and on preventing domestic abuse in the community.
Help for Victims
U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (2020)
Provides State-specific resources that offer services to victims of domestic violence, including compensation for costs incurred due to the crime committed.
Love Is Respect
Focuses on inclusive and equitable education for young people to encourage safe, healthy relationships. This is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Provides free tools to help family and friends learn how they can support victims of domestic violence and help guide them to safety.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
Provides a helpline in partnership with local sexual assault service providers and offers programs to prevent sexual violence and help survivors bring offenders to justice.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
Supports and serves Tribal communities by connecting those who have experienced domestic violence—as well as concerned family—with immediate support and tools to find safety and live free of abuse.
Provides easy-to-understand legal information and resources for women living with or escaping domestic violence or sexual assault. The website includes a free email hotline.