WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.

Important note: Although courts may be closed or accepting limited cases due to COVID-19, there should still be a way to file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19, or call your local courthouse for more details.

Places that Help

Advocates and Shelters

In this section, you can enter your state in the drop-down menu above to find a list of programs that can offer help/referrals to victims of abuse throughout the state.  We list shelters, local programs and programs that serve the whole state.  Please remember that shelters often provide many other services besides shelter, such as support groups, crisis counseling, and safety planning assistance.  

If you do not find what you need in your community, you may also call one of these national hotlines for support:

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline – (800) 656-HOPE.