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Where to Find Help

UPDATED June 26, 2009

Local Programs


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WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently.  However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.

Included in this list are shelters and local programs that provide support, counseling, safety planning, and other services to victims of abuse.  If you cannot get help from the organization nearest you, you might want to try calling one in a neighboring county.  (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at WomensLaw@nnedv.org.)




Alachua Victim Services Center
218 Southeast 24th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641
Hotline: (866) 252-5439 (24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline)
Phone: 352-264-6760
Fax: 352-264-6774
Web: http://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/CSS/VictimServices/Pages/VictimServices.aspx
Services include immediate outreach to rape and sexual battery victims, face to face and telephone counseling, support groups, accompaniment through criminal justice proceedings, transportation to court proceedings and other appointments related to victimization, assistance with protective injunctions, emergency assistance with urgent special needs, referral services and free and confidential HIV testing. Program services are available to all victims of crime and their families. All services are free, confidential and available to any Alachua County resident.


Peaceful Paths
2100 Northwest 53rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32653
Hotline: (800) 393-SAFE
Phone: (352) 377-5690
Phone: Shelter hotline: (352) 377-8255
Web: http://www.peacefulpaths.org
Serving Alachua, Bradford, Putnam and Union Counties

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