National Domestic Violence & Abuse Hotlines

Abuse hotlines link you to local resources that can help you leave an abusive relationship or stay where you are but understand the abuse better. The abuse hotline volunteers can give general counseling and are knowledgeable about domestic abuse and other forms of abuse. You will feel better after talking to them.

Here are a few of the abuse hotlines available to you in the United States:

National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)

National domestic violence and abuse hotlines include the NDVH, but also hotlines for abused men, sexual assault & rape victims and teenage dating violence.National Domestic Violence Hotline: If you feel frightened or uneasy about something in your relationship, call the hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224. The abuser doesn’t need to physically abuse you for you to qualify for this service. Anyone experiencing emotional, psychological, sexual and/or verbal abuse can call the abuse hotline anytime.

Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Abuse hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to offer crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.

Volunteers will tell you where you can find help and resources in your local area.

Safe Horizon Abuse Hotlines

Safe Horizon hotline advocates offer personalized, non-judgmental support, talk to you about your safety, provide information about resources in your community, and connect you to programs and services. The confidential hotlines provide one-on-one support for:

  • Crisis counseling
  • Safety planning
  • Assistance with finding shelter
  • Information about resources

Safe Horizon can assist you in any language.

Love Is Respect Teen Abuse Hotline

Love is Respect: Call 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453 if you think your boyfriend or girlfriend abuses you or if they act in ways that concern you or your parents. The abuse hotline’s website also has a chat feature if you cannot or don’t want to call.

RAINN Abuse Hotline

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network: Sexual abuse often intertwines with verbal and domestic abuse.  Verbal abusers artfully manipulate their victim into having sex when she’d rather not. If you cry after sex and it isn’t from afterglow, call 1-800-656-HOPE(4673) or use the chat service available at National Sexual Assault Online Hotline.

I called the abuse hotline above when my husband told me (again) that all of our marital problems sprung from the rape I endured at 14. For once, instead of internalizing his point, I thought, “Nonsense.” I felt that he was trying to shirk all responsibility onto me.

In the past, this suggestion has worked for him – I’ve spent more time questioning myself than I like to admit. But this time, I called the abuse hotline and talked about it with a knowledgeable person.  Best call I ever made!

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  1. why is there no general realtionship abuse hotline which isn’t voilent??? need this for a slide but, there isn’t any number

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