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Where can I find help in my local community?

To find a list of local resource centers in your community, please check the Local Programs page for your state under the Places that Help tab at the top of this page.

You may also contact the Family Violence Prevention Fund at //fundatendabuse.org">fundatendabuse.org or call (415) 252-8900 if you have immigration questions.

In an emergency, or to find a battered women’s shelter or other local program near you, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or (TTY) 1-800-787-3224.