If you are in danger, call the police. If the police agency you call doesn't help you, find out if there is another law enforcement agency that serves your community. Some communities are served by local, county and/or state law enforcement agencies, including sheriff's offices. In addition, most communities have victim advocates and shelter programs that can help you find needed resources, such as shelter, support and legal assistance. If you don't know how to contact your local shelter, call one of the national hotlines below and they can help you.
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
Hotline advocates are available 24/7 for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states and U.S territories. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 1-856-321-9474 1-866-331-8453 (TTY)
www.loveisrespect.org Information on dating abuse available at the website, including online messaging. Peer advocates available from 4pm to 2 am daily.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) 1-800-656- HOPE (4673)
www.rainn.org A free national confidential service for crisis intervention and referral. Live support is available via online messaging at the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline.
National Network to End Domestic Violence www.nnedv.org
Fosters cross-sector collaborations at the state, national and international level. Publications and resources available on issues related to domestic violence including: housing, economic justice and internet and computer safety
Women's Law: State Statutes http://womenslaw.org/
Information on partner violence and stalking laws and regulations.