The Hotline serves as the only domestic violence hotline in the nation with access to more than 4,000 shelters and domestic violence programs across the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Advocates receive approximately 23,500 calls each month. The Hotline is toll-free, confidential and anonymous. It operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in more than 170 different languages through interpreter services, with a TTY line available for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. The staff at The Hotline is also available to provide assistance and guidance in a variety of areas including media, public relations, fundraising, public policy, legal advocacy and public education and training.
This resource library is home to thousands of materials on violence against women and related issues, with particular attention to its intersections with various forms of oppression. Here you’ll find resources on domestic violence, sexual violence, funding, research, and international issues. You’ll also find news, announcements, and events related to the work of the movement and related fields of practice. From the comprehensive lists of resources found in Special Collections to the concise interpretations of current research in our peer-reviewed Applied Research Papers, VAWnet has a variety of formats and material types to offer.
The mission of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, is to provide federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Harbor House seeks to eliminate domestic violence by providing safety, shelter, counseling, education, advocacy and justice. Since the inception of the domestic violence movement in the 1970’s, Harbor House has been highly regarded as one of the best comprehensive domestic violence programs in the State of Florida. We have five main programs to support our mission: emergency shelter, children’s services, community outreach, legal advocacy services and community & professional education. The main program is the 110 bed emergency shelter that is operated 24 hours a day for women and child survivors of family violence. This life saving program has been in operation for 34 years and is the only State certified domestic violence shelter in Orange County.
A leader in providing victim focused services in Central Florida. The VSC provides comprehensive services and resources to victims of sexual assault, violent crime, and tragic circumstances through crisis response, advocacy, therapy, and community awareness.
SafeHouse of Seminole is an emergency residential safe haven for women and their children fleeing domestic violence in their home. SafeHouse of Seminole is the only certified domestic violence prevention/intervention agency operating in Seminole County.
While the majority of gender-based violence victims are women, abuse of men does occur. Men who are abused often face a shortage of resources, skepticism from police, and major legal obstacles. If you’re a man in an abusive relationship, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. It happens to men from all cultures and all walks of life. Figures suggest that as many as one in three victims of domestic violence are male. Though resources for men can be limited they do exist. Visit SAFE for crisis hotlines, shelters, and other resources worldwide.