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Here at The Hotline we’re talking about the most current topics related to domestic violence  — and we want to hear what you have to say. Join in on the discussions by leaving a comment on a post, responding to someone else’s comment, or sharing the content with your Facebook and Twitter friends.

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The Hotline Celebrates the Grand Opening of a New Digital Services Office in Washington, DC

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July 24, 2015
Expanding our operations gets us closer to our ultimate goal: to answer every call, chat and text for help.
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Man Up!

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July 16, 2015
It’s time re-define, re-think and re-frame what it means to be a man and what it means to “MAN UP.”
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Avon Foundation Partners with The Hotline to Grant $500,000 to 25 Local Domestic Violence Programs

July 13, 2015
Thanks to the generosity of the Avon Foundation and #GivingTuesday donors, 25 domestic violence programs will receive grants to support crucial services.
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Bringing the Love to ESSENCE Fest

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July 10, 2015
We were thrilled to attend ESSENCE Fest in New Orleans this year!
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Staying Physically, Emotionally and Financially Safe During Pregnancy

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July 2, 2015
Because an abusive partner may see the unpredictability of pregnancy as an opportunity to increase power and control, if you’re pregnant it’s important to explore options to enhance your physical, emotional, financial and legal safety.
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I #SeeDV as Something We Can All Work to End: Troy Vincent

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June 25, 2015
Troy Vincent, NFL executive vice president of Football Operations, writes about how he sees DV.

About Us

For nearly 20 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

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What is Domestic Violence?

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Lisa

It was good because the other person listened. It helped to just not to be afraid to talk about it, to make you feel like you’re not crazy — because you can get to a point where that’s exactly how you feel.

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Francesca

Domestic violence is NOT a family matter. It is everyone’s business. It affects us all even if we are not directly abused.

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