About Us

About Us

20 years of advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope

Dedicated & Committed

Since 1996, loyal advocates and staff members have worked enthusiastically to spread awareness and education about domestic violence.

Highly Trained

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


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

About The Hotline

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, educational services and referral services in more than 200 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, online instructional materials, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.

The Hotline 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.

For information on corporate partnership opportunities, please visit our Sponsors & Partners page.

Contact Us
Find information about contacting The Hotline for phone/chat services, donations, sponsorships, media inquiries and other requests.

From 1996 to the present day, learn more about the history of The Hotline, our important events and where we are today.

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

2016 Year-End Review
Get a glimpse of the past year at The Hotline.

Share Your Story
Read inspirational stories from domestic violence survivors.

caret-downemailfacebookgoogleplusLove is Respect Heart Iconlinkedinmagnifying-glasspdfpinterestreddittumblrtwitter
Click to go back to top of page.