Below are resources to assist you (or a loved one) to find help, safe shelter, legal aid, transitional services and counseling:
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
This website provides the National Domestic Violence Hotline and has a button for quick escape in case you are in danger of violence if found to be seeking help. This website also provides links to other resources for those experiencing domestic violence.
The Florida Coalition against Domestic Violence
1-800-500-1119 | 1-800-621-4202 (TTY)
The Florida Coalition against Domestic Violence operates Florida’s toll free domestic violence hotline and links callers to the nearest of Florida’s 42 domestic violence centers, and provides translation assistance when needed.
Florida Certified Domestic Violence Centers
Per Florida Statute 39.905, all Florida certified domestic violence centers provide the following core services: emergency shelter, 24-Hour Hotline, advocacy, children’s program, community education, crisis counseling, service management, professional training, safety planning, information and referral. In addition to these core services the centers provide the following: court/legal advocacy, outreach, primary prevention programming, support groups and assist with the relocation assistance application. Each center provides a number of specialized services based on the local community needs.
Florida Department of Children and Families – Domestic Violence
1-800-500-1119 | 1-800-621-4202 (TTY)
The Florida Department of Children and Families, Office of Domestic Violence Program provides the Domestic Violence Hotline and information on their website to locate a local domestic violence center.
Christian Coalition Against Domestic Abuse
This website provides safety tips to identify and protect yourself from the abusive individual. This website provides CCADA’s email address and other helpful resources for those in violent relationships.
Partners in Prevention
Partners in Prevention is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization committed to ensuring that survivors of domestic violence have access to healthcare and treatment and that healthcare providers recognize situations of domestic violence sooner. This organization provides a treatment program, family violence intervention, individual counseling and psychotherapy, and personal consulting for legal domestic abuse.
Young Women’s Christian Association
YWCA Palm Beach Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-973-9922
YWCA Tampa Bay Main Number (No hotline): 727-896-4629
YWCA Miami Main Number (No hotline): 305-377-9922
The YWCA is the oldest and largest multi-cultural women’s organization in the world. This organization can provide shelter services, transitional housing, counseling and support.
National Network to End Domestic Violence
National Network to end Domestic Violence is a social change organization dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment without violence against women. This website provides the US National Domestic Violence Hotline and other links for women in need of help.
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
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.
Sacred Circle (National Resource Center to End Violence Against Native Women)Sacred Circle aids tribes and tribal organizations to stop violence against Native women. It addresses violence against Native women in the context of the unique historical, jurisdictional, and cultural issues that American Indian/Alaska Native Nations face.
In NYC: 1-800-621-4673 | Outside New York City: 1-800-799-7233 (National Domestic Violence Hotline)
Safe Horizon seeks to help all children, youth, women, men and families facing crisis regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, location or background. Though the organization serves NYC predominantly, their website provides the Domestic Violence Hotline number and offers information about legal services.
Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Crisis Line: 866-879-6636
Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center is a global campaign to empower Americans experiencing domestic violence abroad. This organization provides domestic violence advocacy, safety planning and case management, assists victims with relocation, and provides emergency funds for housing and childcare and funds for payment of legal fees. A crisis hotline and a live chat option can be found on their website.