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Domestic Violence

National Network to End Domestic Violence  

NNEDV is a membership and advocacy organization focused on federal policy. NNEDV offers a range of programs and initiatives to address the complex causes and far-reaching consequences of domestic violence.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence  

As part of a social change movement to end gender based violence, the NRCDV engages, informs and supports systems, organizations, communities, and individuals to build their capacity to effectively address domestic violence and intersecting issues.

National Domestic Violence Hotline  

The National Domestic Violence Hotline creates access by providing 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence. 1.800.799.SAFE

National Center on Domestic & Sexual Violence 

NCDSV helps a myriad of professionals who work with victims and perpetrators; law enforcement; criminal justice professionals such as prosecutors, judges and probation officers; health care professionals including emergency response teams, nurses and doctors; domestic violence and sexual assault advocates and service providers; and counselors and social workers.

Futures Without Violence  

For more than 30 years, Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training, and public action campaigns designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world.

National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women  

VAWnet is a comprehensive and easily accessible online collection of full-text, searchable materials and resources on domestic violence, sexual violence and related issues

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  

NCADV's work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives - such as safe home and shelter programs - for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; and policy development and innovative legislation.



HopeLine is a program of Verizon that connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funds organizations nationwide and protects the environment. To date, they have collected over 10 million phones nationwide, while donating over $20 million dollars to domestic violence organizations.

Children, Teens & Youth

Love Is Respect | loveisrespect.org

Loveisrespect.org is a national partnership between Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Helpline (866-331-9474), two organizations working to engage, educate and empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships. 

Communities of Color

The Women of Color Network  

A project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, WOCN is a national grassroots initiative dedicated to building the capacity of women of color advocates and activists responding to violence against women in communities of color.

Casa de Esperanza  

Casa de Esperanza works to support Latinas and Latina communities, assisting them to recognize their strngths, build on them and reach their goals.

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC)  

The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) is an organization focused on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder maltreatment, and community violence. IDVAAC’s mission is to enhance society’s understanding of and ability to end violence in the African-American community.

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center  

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women.


National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza) was established as one of three domestic violence “Cultural Institutes” to address the particular needs and concerns of communities of color experiencing family violence.

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence  

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (API Institute) is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Criminal Justice System

Battered Women’s Justice Project  

The Battered Women's Justice Project offers training, technical assistance, and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice systems in addressing domestic violence. Staff attorneys and advocates can provide information and analyses on effective policing, prosecuting, sentencing, and monitoring of domestic violence offenders.

National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges  

NCJFCJ works to improve courts and systems practice and raise awareness of the core issues that touch the lives of many of our nation’s children & families.

Substance Abuse

CT Dept. of Mental Health & Addiction Services 


The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve. 



StartYourRecovery.org provides helpful information for people who are dealing with substance use issues — and their family members, friends, and co-workers, too. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges faced by those who misuse alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs, or other substances, and StartYourRecovery.org aims to break through the clutter to help people at any stage of recovery.


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Women’s Health  

The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Office of Women’s Health offers additional tips and national resources for victims living with disabilities.

Accessing Safety Initiative  

A project of the Vera Institute of Justice, this initiative helps states and cities enhance the capacity of their social services and criminal justice systems to assist women with disabilities and deaf women who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Safe Place – Disability Services ASAP  

Disability Services ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program) provides training and education to help increase awareness about and prevent sexual and domestic violence and abuse. Through custom designed presentations and trainings for disability service providers, domestic and sexual violence staff and criminal justice personnel, the program offers technical assistance and consultation to individuals and organizations seeking guidance to reduce the risks of abuse against individuals with disabilities or to enhance accessibility to persons with disabilities.


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Center on Elder Abuse | ncea.aoa.gov/

NCEA provides resources to policy makers, social service and healthcare practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates and families.

SeniorLiving.org Elder Abuse Prevention Guide


Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence | workplacesrespond.org/

The Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center project offers information on the Internet for the benefit of those interested in providing effective workplace responses to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence and stalking.

Immigrants & Refugees

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Women’s Health  

The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Office of Women’s Health offers additional tips and national resources for immigrant and refugee victims.

National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP)  

NIWAP was formed to educate, train, offer technical assistance and public policy advocacy, and conduct research that will assist a wide range of professionals working at the Federal, State, and local levels who work with and/or whose work affects immigrant women and children. Our work is designed to promote the development, implementation, and use of laws, policies, and practices that benefit immigrant women and children.

Legal Assistance


WomensLaw.org provides legal information and online support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women  

The National Clearinghouse is a resource and advocacy center for battered women charged with crimes related to their battering. They work with battered women who have been arrested and are facing trial, as well as those who are serving prison sentences.


GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project (formerly the Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project) 

The Project seeks to assist and support victims and survivors of domestic violence, focusing on the GLBTQ community, to bring about responsive public policy, and to increase access to culturally competent services. You can call their 24-hour hotline at (800) 832-1901.

Lambda Legal  

The oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of civil rights of LGBT people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

Military Families

Alliance of Military & Veteran Family Behavioral Health Providers – Domestic Violence Resource Guide


The Alliance seeks to optimize the preparedness of behavioral health providers working to enhance the resilience, recovery and reintegration of Service members, Veterans, and their Family members and communities throughout the military, post-military, and family life cycles. The Guide offers many resources, including military and non-military supports for military families experiencing domestic violence.

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If you need help or just someone to talk to, please visit CTSafeConnect.org or call or text (888) 774-2900. Advocates available 24/7.

Si necesitas información o si solo quieres conversar con alguien, por favor visite CTSafeConnect.org o llamada or texto (888) 774-2900. Los consejeros estará disponible las 24 horas del día, los siete días de la semana.