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Making a difference in the lives of so many victims, survivors
and their families is the best reason to give to the hotline.

Every donation to the hotline helps ensure someone
is available to answer the most important call of a victim’s life.
We value your support.

Looking for a different way to give? Check out the options below.

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    24/7/365 Society

    Want to become a member of our consecutive giving society?

    The 24/7/365 Society provides special acknowledgement to those who support the hotline through consecutive annual giving. Ongoing annual support by consecutive donors strengthens our ability to create and sustain innovative programs, launch outreach initiatives, provide educational opportunities, and perform groundbreaking research. Click the logo to learn more!

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    VERIZON HOPELINE

    Wireless phones and technology serve as a vital link for all of us. They’re also an especially safe and reliable way for domestic violence victims and survivors to reach emergency or support services in times of crisis and stay connected with employers, family and friends.

    At the hotline, we’re doing more to end domestic violence by collecting no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories and turning them into lifelines for victims through HopeLine from Verizon.

  • AMAZON SMILE

    You shop. Amazon gives. If you click this link to Amazon Smile before you start shopping, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the hotline! It’s the same Amazon you know– same products, same prices, same service. It just lets you do good while you shop!

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    CFC PLEDGE

    The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world’s largest annual workplace charity campaign, with participation from Federal civilian, postal and military employees. Pledges from federal employees can be made to the National Domestic Violence Hotline during the campaign season, which runs September 1st to December 15th. The hotline can be found in the Women, Children, and Family Service Charities group.

    Make a gift to the hotline through the CFC online donation form.

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    LEGACY GIFT

    Your gift will help the National Domestic Violence Hotline to remain the vital link to safety. Your gift can be used in its entirety to support current services, or it can be endowed in your name with the principal amount protected in perpetuity. To include the National Domestic Violence Hotline in your will, your attorney will ask for the following information:

    Legal name: National Domestic Violence Hotline EIN 75-1658287, PO Box 161810, Austin,Texas 78716 (512-453-8117), exempted from federal income tax under the provisions of Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

    Estate gifts offer excellent tax benefits to benefactors:

    Bequests: Name the National Domestic Violence Hotline as a beneficiary in a new or revised will — or add a codicil to an existing will
    Charitable remainder trust: 
    Benefits you today and protects domestic violence prevention and services in the future
    Charitable lead trust: 
    An irrevocable trust that pays income to the National Domestic Violence Hotline for a period, then may transfer assets to heirs
    - A life estate: 
    A gift of home or land may allow you to retain use during your life
    - Life insurance: 
    Make the National Domestic Violence Hotline a beneficiary
    - Retirement plans: 
    Make the National Domestic Violence Hotline a beneficiary

Your donations save lives.

“Someone was there at the National Domestic Hotline to answer my call and it made such a  difference in my life,” says Deborah Melin, domestic violence survivor. “I literally didn’t know what to do next. My head was swirling with confusion, guilt, relief and all kinds of conflicting thoughts.”

Deborah Melin was in an abusive relationship for three years. Things were going along fine for about a year and a half, but then the abuse started. It was mental and verbal at first before progressing to controlling behavior and physical abuse. Over this time the abuse grew in both frequency and severity. At first she didn’t know exactly what was wrong. She turned to online resources for help and found our online site.  She made numerous visits to the website, at first reading the section defining abuse, and soon Deborah to realize and accept that she was being abused.

She also learned how the abuse can grow over time. When she recognized the signs of escalating danger, she used website information she found on safety planning to keep a packed bag in case she needed to make a quick escape. Finally when the violence escalated, she called the police and had her partner arrested.

“I found myself in the car, leaving town to stay with family and I picked up the phone and called the hotline,” Melin said.  “I knew they would be there when I needed to talk and they were. What I got from talking to them on the phone that day was a level of understanding that I had never had before, a level that my friends and family couldn’t provide. They understood exactly where I was and what I was going through — as opposed to being on the outside looking in.”

“I contribute to the organization because I want to help make sure someone is always available to answer the phone at the hotline when another victim needs help,” says Melin. “I know what a world of difference that call can make.”

Deborah Melin
Deborah MelinDomestic Violence Survivor