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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 Issue That Impacts Survivors of All Ages and Abilities: Kathy Greenlee

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October 31, 2014
Kathy Greenlee sheds light on barriers faced by domestic violence survivors who are older or who have disabilities.
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How I #SeeDV: Crayton Webb

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October 29, 2014
Crayton Webb, VP of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Mary Kay, Inc., shares his thoughts about the roles men play in domestic violence.
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I #SeeDV and Firearms as a Lethal Combination: Rob Valente

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October 27, 2014
Rob Valente discusses how, in abusive relationships, firearms are used to intimidate, threaten, and even kill.
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How I #SeeDV: Christopher Gandin Le

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October 24, 2014
Christopher Gandin Le, who has helped launch several national suicide prevention programs, shares his "wake-up moment."
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How I #SeeDV: Dr. Wendy Walsh

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October 22, 2014
Dr. Wendy Walsh discusses her perspective on domestic violence and relationships.
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The Hotline and 30Second Mom Team Up for a Twitter Chat on Domestic Violence

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October 21, 2014
Join us for a Twitter chat about domestic violence, hosted by 30SecondMom.

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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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