If you or a loved one has been the victim of domestic violence, you should seek out the help and care you and your loved one deserve. A number of domestic violence and sexual assault organizations across the country are dedicated to stopping abuse by spreading awareness and helping survivors.
Below is a list of organizations that help survivors of domestic violence. Visit the websites to read up on domestic violence laws, outreach programs, and more, or call one of the organizations for help.
American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
740 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005-1022 USA
Addresses domestic violence and sexual assault from a legal perspective. Its mission is to increase access to justice for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking by engaging lawyers.
Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
450 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
A national resource center on gender violence in Asian & Pacific Islander communities.
Battered Women's Justice Project
1801 Nicollet Ave South, Suite 102
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 1-800-903-0111, ext. 1
Offers domestic violence related training, technical assistance, and consultation to those working in the criminal and civil justice system. Analyzes and advocates for effective policing, prosecuting, sentencing, and monitoring of domestic violence perpetrators.
Child Welfare League of America
1726 M. St. NW, Suite 500
Washington DC, 20036
A coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving at-risk children and families. Works to advance policies and strategies that promote safe, stable families and assist children and adults whose families aren't yet safe and stable.
Advances social change in courts nationwide by providing training, technical assistance, and policy development on issues related to the effects of abuse across a lifespan. Works on projects to enhance the safety, well-being, and stability of domestic violence survivors and their children by improving the response of criminal, civil, and social justice systems.
Futures Without Violence
100 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94129
Aims to advance the health, stability, education, and security of women, men, girls, and boys worldwide. Helped get the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed in 1994 and continues to work with policy makers and train professionals to improve responses to domestic violence and teaches people the importance of healthy relationships.
Jewish Women International
1129 20th Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20036
Provides programs, advocacy, and philanthropy to protect the fundamental rights of all girls and women to live in safe homes, thrive in healthy relationships, and realize their potential.
Legal Momentum's Immigrant Women Program
1522 K St., NW
Washington, DC 20005 USA
Raises public awareness of challenges facing immigrant women and works with federal agencies and Congress to develop better policies. Trains advocates, service providers, and law enforcement on the rights of immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1532 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Advocates for major societal changes that will eliminate both personal and social violence for all people by building coalitions, supporting shelter programs, providing public education, and developing policies and legislation.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
P.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX 78716 USA
Phone: 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-787-3224
Provides 24-hour support and crisis intervention to survivors of domestic violence through safety planning, advocacy, resources, and a supportive ear.
National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza)
P.O. Box 2787
Española, NM 87532
A network of organizations that addresses the needs of Latino families and communities by promoting understanding and solutions aimed at eliminating domestic violence in Latino communities.
Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
P.O. Box 18436
Seattle, WA 98118
Works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in LGBT community across the country.