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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. If you’re interested in writing for us and becoming part of our blogging community, send an email to blogger@ndvh.org.

Latest Posts

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I #SeeDV as an Intergenerational Epidemic: Jo Crawford

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October 20, 2014
Jo Crawford, founder of Web of Benefit, discusses an issue she's seen while working with more than 1,700 DV survivors.
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How I #SeeDV: Jon Root

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October 16, 2014
Jon Root, former Olympic athlete and DV survivor, shares his personal story.
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Update on NFL Commitment to The Hotline

October 14, 2014
Our CEO, Katie Ray-Jones, has released the following update on…
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We #SeeDV Going Unrecognized: Heather Heiman & Casey Swegman

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October 14, 2014
Heather Heiman and Casey Swegman from the Tahirih Justice Center's Forced Marriage Initiative discuss how they #seeDV.
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FVPSA Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

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October 9, 2014
While we’re raising awareness on the important issue of domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we’re also celebrating the 30th anniversary of a vital piece of legislation: The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA).
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I #SeeDV as Where Good and Evil Still Exist: Abe Clabby

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October 7, 2014
A Hotline advocate shares a personal perspective on domestic violence.

About Us

For over 17 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?

Abuse can take many different forms. Get the facts here.

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Is someone you know in an unhealthy relationship? There are ways to help.

Saving Lives, Giving Hope

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The hotline is a symbol of hope. I wrote the number up and pasted it on the wall because I’m like, ‘This is a lifeline, this is where I’m going to turn my life around. I’m going to get safe and I’m going to stay safe.’

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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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Sil Lai Abrams

The hotline arms victims with a truth that can eventually truly set them free.

Sil Lai AbramsNational Advisory Board