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Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline (HDVH)

Serves as the only center in the nation that provides information regarding 5000 local and nationwide shelters and service providers available for victims, friends and family who often call for life saving help. The Hotline operates 24 hours a day in over 150 languages with a TTY line available for the deaf.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation

The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation was founded in 2002 with the belief that home should be a sanctuary, a safe harbor from any storm. They are committed to developing educational programs that will end the cycle of domestic violence and save lives. Safe Horizon and the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation are partners in the development of a new school-based program. Safe at Home sponsors four Safe Horizon Safe Harbor programs; each designated "Margaret's Place." Safe Harbor is a comprehensive violence prevention and victim assistance program designed to help students cope with violence and the impact of victimization. The program seeks to balance intensive counseling, training and mentoring services to troubled or interested youth with education, conflict resolution and campaigns for the broader school population.

Safe at Work Coalition

The Safe At Work Web site is designed to assist employers in addressing the issue of domestic violence. It has been organized to make available information about training curricula and model domestic violence workplace policies, address legal issues, provide domestic violence statistics and resources for employers and employees as well as offer referrals to necessary social service providers.

The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence

The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence is committed to prevention of partner violence through workplace education and awareness. Their site includes information on best practices, statistics, new programs, and highlights from their quarterly newsletter.

Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs

Domestic Abuse Interventions Programs from Duluth, MN creates innovative community-wide interventions to end violence against women and help men who batter change. DAIP also created the Power and Control Wheel used by many organizations to describe the types of abuse victims may encounter.

Department of Justice: Office on Violence Against Women

Selected speeches and articles, resource listings, federal legislation and regulations, a domestic violence awareness manual for federal employees, grant programs and ongoing research.

Feminist Majority Foundation

Phone numbers and addresses for organizations in every state and for several national organizations dealing with domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, sexual harassment.

Resources on topics including feminist careers, domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and women's health as well.

Family Advocacy Online

Information, resources and prevention tips for fighting spousal abuse from the US Army Family Advocacy Program.

Housing Link Online Resource Center

Provides information on affordable housing options for domestic violence survivors seeking safe permanent housing in New York City.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)

Founded in 1993 as a key component in a national network of domestic violence resources. The NRCDV provides support to all organizations and individuals working to end violence in the lives of victims and their children through technical assistance, training and information on response to and prevention of domestic violence.

Report of the American Bar Association Domestic Violence Commission

Information about the Commission's research on model domestic violence programs across the country in an effort to understand why they work.

Women's Health: Violence Against Women
U.S. federal government webpage offering links to national legislation regarding violence against women, as well as references to state and local laws.

 

Child Abuse

Childhelp USA/Forrester National Child Abuse Hotline

Directly serves abused and neglected children through the National Child Abuse Hotline, residential treatment facilities; child advocacy centers and mobile advocacy centers.
Childhelp USA/Forrester National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's® (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678

Child Abuse: Statistics, Research, and Resources

A page which explores the child sexual abuse of males, how common it is and what the lasting effects are. Written by a clinical psychologist who explores how statistics are calculated.

National CASA Association (CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocates)

Trained volunteers appointed by a judge to speak up for the best interests of a child. There are almost 40,000 CASA volunteers helping abused and neglected children all across the country, and many more are needed.