About Us

Over 17 years of advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope

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Dedicated & Committed

Since 1994, loyal advocates and staff members have worked enthusiastically to spread awareness and education about domestic violence.

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Highly Trained

All of our advocates attend extensive 40 hour training sessions to be capable of providing the highest level of service to our callers.

Passionate About Change

We’re always looking for dedicated individuals passionate about ending domestic violence to partner with us or join our staff.

About NDVH

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, NDVH provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to the the hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages.  Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.

NDVH is part of the largest nationwide network of programs and expert resources and regularly shares insight about domestic violence with government officials, law enforcement agencies, media and the general public. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a non-profit organization established in 1996 as a component of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

The hotline relies on the generous support of individuals, private gifts from corporations and foundations, and federal grants. Its largest single source of financial support comes in the form of an annual federal grant from the U.S. Health and Human Service’s Family Violence Prevention Services Office. This funding is critical to the hotline in providing services to domestic violence victims.

For more information on making a donation, please visit our Donations Page.

History
From 1996 up into the present day, take a look at the history behind the hotline, our important events and where we are today.

2013 Year End Review
Take a glimpse at the past year at the hotline.

Board of Directors
Take a look at the amazing supporters on our Board of Directors.

Meet Our Advocates
The hotline boasts a diverse group of the most highly trained individuals in the field.

VAWA
The Violence Against Women Act was the piece of legislation that made it possible for the hotline to take its first call. Learn about VAWA throughout the years and the recent 2013 reauthorization.

Share Your Story
Read these inspirational survivors’ stories, and if you feel comfortable sharing your personal story, this is a safe space to do so.

Media Room
For members of the press seeking info, interviews and more, use this page to browse our recent press releases and downloadable materials.