Avon Foundation for Women Awards $200,000 Grant to The National Domestic Violence Hotline
GIFT WILL INCREASE CAPACITY TO SERVE MORE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
April 15, 2013 – The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) announced that it has received a
$200,000 gift for 2013 from the Avon Foundation for Women to support NDVH’s efforts to answer
calls from domestic violence victims, friends and family members. Every day of the week, 24 hours a
day, NDVH has highly trained expert advocates available to talk confidentially with anyone affected by
domestic violence. NDVH provides callers with lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims
to find safety and live their lives free of abuse.
The gift is funding two new part-time advocate ... Read More »
President of The Hotline offers comment regarding offensive t-shirts removed for sale on Amazon
March 4, 2013 – Katie Ray-Jones, President of the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) and the National Dating Abuse Helpline (NDAH) issued a statement today regarding t-shirts offered for sale by the company, Solid Gold Bomb on Amazon’s UK website. The t-shirts that were available for sale up until last week read, “Keep Calm and Rape On” and “Keep Calm and Hit Her.” The founder of the company that offered the shirts for sale has expressed his apologies and has accepted responsibility for the computer error he created that ultimately resulted in the offensive t-shirts available for sale on Amazon. ... Read More »
President of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and National Dating Abuse Helpline applauds reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act
February 28, 2013 – President of the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) and the National Dating Abuse Helpline (NDAH), Katie Ray-Jones issued the following statement today regarding the passage of the Violence Against Women Act:
“We applaud members of Congress for coming together to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. This legislation that extends protections to all victims no matter their race, legal status or sexual orientation sends an important message that no victim should be excluded from receiving critical resources that will help them live a life free of abuse.”
If you would like to interview a spokesperson about domestic violence, please contact Liz Bradford at 512.685.6298 or ... Read More »
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE PROJECTS THREE MILLION CALLS ONE YEAR EARLIER THAN EXPECTED
Washington, DC – The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) announced that it expects to reach a critical milestone nearly one year earlier than expected - answering three million calls since the hotline’s inception in 1996. Today’s announcement was made at a special congressional briefing to highlight the important role the NDVH plays in assisting all victims of domestic violence.
The NDVH is a nationwide organization staffed by highly trained advocates who give victims of abuse lifesaving tools and referrals to programs that can immediately help. Unlike hotlines serving only one state or geographic area, the NDVH provides access to the largest ... Read More »
National Domestic Violence Hotline and National Dating Abuse Helpline extend sympathy to families of Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins; offer 24 hour support and resources for all affected by domestic violence
December 2, 2012 – Officers of The National Domestic Violence Hotline and The National Dating Abuse Helpline offer deepest sympathies to the families and friends of Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins who authorities say were killed yesterday in an apparent murder-suicide. While law enforcement officials continue their investigation into this tragedy, we want to remind all who are affected by domestic violence that support and resources are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at www.TheHotline.org or 1-800-799-SAFE and www.LoveIsRespect.org or 1-866-331-9474.
“Today we extend our condolences to those affected by the violent ... Read More »
The Hotline Encourages Everyone to Get Involved and Help Raise Awareness During October for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Austin, Texas- October 1, 2012 – The National Domestic Violence Hotline today welcomed October, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, as a chance for everyone – victims, survivors, advocates, law enforcement, supporters and political leaders – to unite in our work to end abuse.
“We want the public to know The National Domestic Violence Hotline is the only national Hotline in the United States for victims of domestic violence and we are open 24-hours a day, every day for women, men, children and families in danger,” said Katie Ray-Jones, President of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. “We also want to take this ... Read More »
The Hotline Celebrates the 18th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act and Calls for Bi-partisan Support for the Reauthorization of VAWA
Austin, Texas – September 13, 2012 – The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) today celebrates the 18th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) and asks Congress to support reauthorization of the landmark legislation.
The Hotline was created by the legislation and has helped millions of women, men and families since its creation. The Hotline receives more than 22,000 calls a month from victims of domestic violence and their families and friends.
“The Hotline is open 24-hours a day, every day and it is a life-line for women, men, children and families in danger and offers victims help and hope,” said Dyanne ... Read More »