Stopping Domestic Violence Worldwide


Domestic Violence

National Hotlines

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors who can provide crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health care centers, and counseling.

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TDD)

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.  Among its programs, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at . This nationwide partnership of more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  These hotlines have helped over 1.3 million people since RAINN’s founding in 1994.


National Organizations

Family Violence Prevention Fund
383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
Phone: 415-252-8900
FAX: 415-252-8991

Washington, DC Office
1101 14th Street, NW #300
Washington DC 11005
Phone: 202-682-1212
Fax: 202-682-4662

Boston Office
67 Newbury Street, Mezzanine Level
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-262-5900

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Main Office:1120
Lincon Street
Suite 1603
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303 839 1852
TTY: (303) 839-8459
Fax: (303) 831-9251

Public Policy Office
1633 Q Street NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 11009
Phone: (202) 745-1211
TTY: (202) 745-2042
Fax: (202) 745-0088

National Battered Women’s Law Project
275 7th Avenue, Suite 1206
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-741-9480
FAX: 212-741-6438

Safe Horizons
2 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Crime Victims HOTLINE: 800-621-4673
Rape and Sexual Assult & Incest HOTLINE: 212-227-3000
TYY (for all HOTLINES) 866-604-5350

Domestic Violence Shelter Tour
2 Lafayette Street 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-577-7700
Fax: 212-385-0331
24-hour hotline: 800-621-HOPE (4673)

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
6400 Flank Drive, Suite 1300
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Phone: 800-537-2238
Fax: 717-545-9456

Legal Office:
Phone: 717-545-6400
TOLL FREE: 800-932-4632
Fax: 717-671-5542

National Resourse Center on Domestic Violence
Phone: 800-537-2238
TTY:888-Rx-ABUSE; 800- 595 -4889
Fax: 717-545-9456

Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Family Violence Prevention Fund
383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
Phone: 800-313-1310
FAX: 415-252-8991

Battered Women’s Justice Project
Minnesota Program Development, Inc
1801 Nicollet Ave, Suite 102
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 800-903-0111, ext.1
Phone: 612-824-8768
Fax: 612-824-8965

Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Child Protection, and Custody
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
Office: 775-784-6012
Phone: 800-527-3223
Fax: 775-784-6628
They are only a resource center for professionals and agencies.

Battered Women’s Justice Project
c/o National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
125 South 9th Street, Suite 302
Philadelphia, PA 19107
TOLL-FREE: 800-903-0111 ext. 3
Phone: 215-351-0010
FAX: 215-351-0779
National Clearinghouse is a national resource and advocacy center providing assistance to women defendants, their defense attorneys, and other members of their defense teams in an effort to insure justice for battered women charged with crimes.

National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape
2325 Oak Street
Berkeley, CA 94708
Phone: 510-524-1582

Faith Trust Institute
(Formerly Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence)
2400 N. 45th Street #10
Seattle , WA 98103
Phone: 206-634-1903, ext. 10
Fax: 206-634-0115

National Network to End Domestic Violence
1101 S Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 11009
Phone: 202-543-5566
HOTLINE:800-799-SAFE (7233)
TTY: 800-787-3224
FAX: 202-543-5626

Other Helpful Sites:

Womenspace National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women
1212 Stuyvesant Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08618
Phone: 609-394-0136
24 Hour Mercer County Hotline: 609-394-9000

Counselling&Support Services
1860 Brunswick Ave.
Lawrenceville, NJ 086448
Phone: 609-394-2532




Since 1993 the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) has been a comprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence.

Today, through its many key initiatives such as VAWnet, Women of Color Network, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project, and Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence, NRCDV works tirelessly to improve community response to domestic violence and, ultimately, prevent its occurrence. Our comprehensive technical assistance, training and resource development are just a few examples of the many ways in which NRCDV broadly serves those dedicated to ending domestic violence in relationships and communities.

We encourage you to explore the ways that the NRCDV can be a resource to you in your domestic violence intervention and prevention efforts. As you prepare for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and other ongoing public education activities, visit our one-stop shop for free resources and check out the awareness materials in our online store.



About Us


As part of a social change movement to end gender based violence, the NRCDV engages with and learns from, informs and supports systems, organizations, communities, and individuals to strengthen capacity to effectively address domestic violence and intersecting issues.


The NRCDV strives to be a trusted national leader and sustainable organization, renowned for innovation, multi-disciplinary approaches and a commitment to ensuring that policy, practice and research is grounded in and guided by the voices and experiences of domestic violence survivors and advocates.

Click here to learn how we support efforts to end domestic violence

After being established in 1993 with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence operated as a national project housed within the structure of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), one of the first and most respected state coalitions. Working closely with an expert resource center staff, PCADV carefully nurtured the growth and development of the resource center.In late 2011, after discussions with key stakeholders (other domestic violence coalitions, national partners, consultants, funders, and NRCDV staff) and a thoughtful assessment, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Inc. (NRCDV) was formed as an independent non-profit organization to carry on this work.

FY 2012 Annual Report        FY 2012 Audit Statement


NRCDV’s work is significantly strengthened by a long-standing partnership with the organizational members of the Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN), which includes the other HHS-funded DV national, special issue and culturally-specific resource centers, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and as well as with other national allied organizations.


The NRCDV receives solid leadership and support from a multi-disciplinary and diverse Board of Directors and staff.


The NRCDV employs a diverse and multi-disciplinary staff of highly experienced advocates and professionals, many of whom have been active in the anti-violence against women movement for a significant number of years. Click here for a PDF NRCDV staff list (being updated).

The NRCDV operates under a team structure, which has facilitated the development of core competencies as well as specialized expertise. While the Capacity Building and Education Team takes the lead role in responding to incoming TA and training requests, staff from the Policy & Research, and Women of Color Network Teams are also heavily engaged in both TA, training and resource development activities. The NRCDV’s key initiatives often involve cross-team collaborations as well as partnerships with outside experts. The NRCDV’s Operations Team provides comprehensive support for all programmatic activities.

Anne Menard, Chief Executive Officer

Anne Menard is an activist who has worked on policy, practice and research issues affecting domestic violence and sexual assault survivors since the mid-70s. In 2005, after serving as a senior consultant to the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program of the US Department of Health and Human Services, she returned as Director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), a position she previously held from 1994-99. At the NRCDV, she directs technical assistance, training, resource development and special projects to support domestic violence intervention and prevention efforts in the U.S. Prior to this national level work, Anne led the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence for over six years, and, in the early 1980s, co-directed Connecticut’s largest domestic violence shelter and was actively involved in grassroots sexual assault advocacy.

Click on each team to learn more about its members.

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence provides a wide range of free, comprehensive, and individualized technical assistance, training, and specialized resource materials and key initiatives designed to enhance current domestic violence intervention and prevention strategies. Reach the NRCDV Technical Assistance Specialist for guidance at 1-800-537-2238 / TTY 1-800-553-2508 or via email Or complete the NRCDV Online TA request form

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  1. Thank you for writing such a comprehensive column. Having experienced domestic violence & helping a friend escape her abuser, I appreciate your insights.

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