Places that Help: Federal
Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Serves Americans experiencing domestic violence in foreign countries, including: long term case management, danger to safety relocation, legal consultations for parents seeking divorce and custody, payment of initial legal retainers, housing assistance, funds to help with emergency needs, and information and referral. International toll-free crisis line available 24 hours a day (excluding holidays) by first dialing your country’s AT&T USADirect Access Number (available at http://www.business.att.com/bt/access.jsp ), and at the prompt, entering 866-USWOMEN (866-879-6636). Advocates are also available by email or by live chat feature on website.
Department of Defense ("DoD") Safe Helpline
Offers crisis support service for members of the DoD (military) community affected by sexual assault. It provides live, one-on-one advice, support, and information to the worldwide DoD community. The service is anonymous, secure, and available 24/7 – providing victims with the help they need, anytime, anywhere.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender (GLBT) National Hotline
2261 Market Street
PMB # 296
San Francisco, CA 94114
Administrative phone: 1-415-355-0003
Dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community, and those questioning their sexual orientation or identity. Offers peer counseling on a variety of issues, including domestic violence within the GLBT community.
Love is Respect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
loveisrespect.org and the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline can be accessed by phone or the internet and offer real-time one-on-one support from trained Peer Advocates.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Hotline: 800 799-7233
Open year-round, trained staff provide counseling and referral services to all, free of charge. The staff speaks English and Spanish, and translators are available for 129 other languages. They offer crisis intervention, referrals to domestic violence and other emergency shelters and programs, information and support, and can link callers to a nationwide database on domestic violence. They advise on shelters, advocacy and assistance, and social services programs.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
2000 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Provides information, help and resources throughout the country, and a helpline.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
Advocates over the hotline can provide immediate support, personalized safety planning, crisis intervention, and referrals to Native-centered resources. Advocates are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST
VictimConnect Resource Center (a program of NCVC)
2000 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone & Text Helpline: 1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)
The VictimConnect Resource Center is a place for victims of all crime to learn about their rights and options, confidentially and compassionately. VictimConnect can be accessed anywhere in the United States through a traditional telephone-based helpline and innovative text and online chat services Monday through Friday. Services are available in English and Spanish and interpreters for more than 200 languages can be accessed. Victim assistance specialists help people who reach out find appropriate national, local, or online resources. Additionally, victimconnect.org has information regarding types of crime, crime statistics, and maintains a searchable online directory for crime victim service providers.
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