Crisis Intervention/Help Lines
American Domestic Violence Crisis Line
The American Domestic Violence Crisis Line, 866-USWOMEN, (866-879-6636) an organization that provides resources to abused women and children living overseas is an international toll free domestic violence crisis line that abused American women and children can call by contacting the regional AT&T operator in their country of residence and ask to be connected. Domestic violence advocates are also available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
. All communication is confidential.
Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men
The Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men (formerly Battered Men's Helpline) provides practical assistance in the form of a toll-free crisis line, referral services, and court advocacy support to victims of spousal or intimate partner abuse.
The website domesticshelters.org provides consumers the first online searchable domestic violence provider database. Visitors can enter their location, language and service preferences, and with a single mouse click, instantly see the most proximate, relevant opportunities for help.
Hidden Hurt - UK
This section of the Hidden Hurt website includes UK helplines that are both National and Regional; also includes listings for Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Hopedigits.org provides a free unlisted private telephone number to victims of domestic violence. This number can be used for forwarding calls or as voicemail. This service allows you to stay connected, yet keep your privacy.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Provides crisis intervention, information about domestic violence and referrals to local service providers to victims of domestic violence and those calling on their behalf.
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (NTDAH)
This is the interactive website for the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (NTDAH). The site is sponsored by Liz Claiborne Inc. and facilitated by the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The first of its kind, NTDAH will operate via telephone and Web 24 hours a day and will be staffed by both teen and adult advocates. Teens (and parents) anywhere in the country can call toll free, 866-331-9474 or log on to the interactive Web site, loveisrespect.org
, and receive immediate, confidential assistance. The site will offer secure, live interactive chat to teens, which will present them with a familiar technology and an accessible means for communication. While online or on the phone, teens will be given support as well as referrals to local resources in their hometown to provide them with the help they need.
RAINN National Sexual Assault Online Hotline
RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization, and its 1,100 community rape crisis center partners have operated the National Sexual Assault Hotline since 1994, providing help by phone to more than 950,000 people. Now, the same free, anonymous help and high-quality support services are available online. The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline is the nation's first online crisis hotline.