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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.

Latest Posts

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Reducing Tech Footprints

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January 28, 2015
When it is not possible to use the internet from a safe device, there are still ways to reduce the technological footprints left on your computer.
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Emotional Safety Planning

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January 21, 2015
When creating a safety plan, emphasis is often placed on planning around physical safety, but it’s important to consider your emotional safety as well.
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Happy New Year from The Hotline!

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January 12, 2015
2015 is here, and there's still time to take advantage of the Avon Foundation for Women's matching opportunity!
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#GingerbreadForGood: Spotlight on Hotline Advocates

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December 19, 2014
Advocates are the backbone of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and loveisrespect. Today, we wanted to share a few stories from our advocates about what they do.
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Thank You for Making #GivingTuesday a Success

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December 10, 2014
#GivingTuesday has passed, but #GingerbreadForGood continues through the month of December!
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Take Part in #GingerbreadForGood This Holiday Season

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November 25, 2014
As part of our #GivingTuesday efforts, The Hotline has teamed with the Avon Foundation to raise $1 million this holiday season.

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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    Trained advocates are available to take your calls through our toll free, 24/7 hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

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    Live chat is another option for getting real-time, one-on-one support. Available every day from 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM Central.

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    We’re here to help, and your safety is our top priority. All calls and chats are completely confidential.

What is Domestic Violence?

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

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Am I Being Abused?

Worried that you might be in an unsafe relationship? Learn more.

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How Can I Make a Safety Plan?

Helping you plan for your safety is extremely important to us.

How Can I Help a Friend?

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

Saving Lives, Giving Hope

Anonymous

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