Dating help for kids
Select your state from the list and then look for the link to their members or programs for a listing of the resources in your city or county.
In addition to offering safe, emergency shelter, there are many ways that local domestic violence programs and advocates can partner with you to live a life free of violence and abuse.
As you make decisions about how to get away from the abuse and ensure your own safety, developing a safety plan becomes more and more important.
Caring advocates on the hotline and in your local program can help you think through how to be safe in an emergency, during a domestic violence incident, while getting help from resources in the community, and when you’re with your children—this is called a “safety plan.” To learn more about tribal domestic violence programs and resources available for Native/Indigenous communities, contact the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.
Advocates help victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape or sexual violence find support and assistance in their communities, even if you only need someone to talk to before making that first step.
These organizations make up the Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN), which is funded by the U. Department of Health and Human Services to inform and strengthen domestic violence intervention and prevention efforts at the individual, community, and societal levels.
When they’re five, they’re climbing the monkey bars and you’re worried they’re going to break their arm.
At eleven they’re starting to play football or baseball and you’re afraid they might get hurt with a piece of equipment.
Each Coalition represents the domestic violence and sexual violence service providers in their state or territory; they are connected to more than 2,000 local domestic violence programs and shelters.
You can find the domestic violence coalition working with programs in your state at the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s website.It can be hard to know where to go for the help you want and it may not be clear how these programs can support your efforts to live a life free of violence and abuse—but you are not alone!