Places that Help: Federal
iStand Parent Network
The iStand Parent Network is a powerful resource for peer support, ideas and strategies to reunite children with parents. Parents can share documents, experiences and other "Parent Pro Tips" that may help another parent.
Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women
800-556-4053 Survivors Only
The Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women (LRCVAW) helps advocates and lawyers with issues of interstate custody where domestic violence is involved. The LRC can also try to assist survivors of domestic violence to find legal representation for interstate custody cases.
Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody
The Resource Center on Domestic Violence provides information and tangible assistance to those working in the field of domestic violence and child protection and custody. The toll-free helpline provides up-to date information and technical assistance. They also provide information, materials, consultation, and technical assistance related to child protection and custody within the context of domestic violence.
The Custody Project
Tue-Thur, 10am-4pm CST 850.682.3460 CST [Info Line]
The Custody Project assists qualified mothers who can no longer provide the common necessities of life for their families, due to the cost of defending the custody or visitation of their children. Assisting mothers and their children with visitation and custody expenses in accordance with its mission, TCP recognizes that finances often diminish sharply and common necessities must be forfeited when legal expenses must take precedence to preserve a family's welfare. For this reason, grants assist families directly with legal expenses or, when they have been paid, with food, utilities, rent, mortgage, car, and other expenses which had to be forfeited to cover the legal expenses. TCP does this through the Heart to Heart Program assisting qualified mothers with care, custody and visitation expenses, including reference, consultation, and caseload costs, via grants. In addition to TCP's grant program, their revolving-door loan program serves when, as mothers repay their loans, the funds become available to help other families in need.
The Hague Domestic Violence Project
The Hague Domestic Violence Project provides information for mothers, lawyers, judges, and advocates involved in a domestic violence case brought under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Their goal is to help mothers, attorneys, judges and advocates incorporate child exposure to domestic violence as a defense to the otherwise required return of the child to his home country.
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