Domestic Violence Shelters and Help for Women

Domestic violence shelters offer temporary help and shelter for women and children victims of domestic violence in the United States.

Along with Shower, Food and Clothing, other services that can be offered are: Self-Sufficiency Program with Financial Assistance, Support Groups, Restraining Orders, Transitional Housing, Life Skills, Job Training, Substance Abuse Treatment, Case Management, Health Care, Child Care, Headstart Program, GED Preparation, Adult Education and in some cases Legal Help and Assistance.

Directory of hotlines, shelters, crisis centers and women's organizations, plus index of domestic violence resources.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Policy Office P.O. Box 34103 Washington, DC 20043-4103Phone: 703-765-0339 FAX: 202-628-4899


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

Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence
936 North 34th Street, Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98103Phone: 206-634-1903 FAX: 206-634-0115

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

Battered Women's Justice Project - Minnesota Program Development, Inc.
4032 Chicago Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55407TOLL-FREE: 800-903-0111 Ext: 1Phone: 612-824-8768 FAX: 612-824-8965

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

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 18749 Denver, CO 80218Phone: 303-839-1852 FAX: 303-831-9251

Child and Adult Abuse
Hotline 800/352-66513 - to confidentially report suspected incidences of child and adult abuse.

Battered Women's Justice Project
c/o National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women125 South 9th Street, Suite 302 Philadelphia, PA 19107TOLL-FREE: 800-903-0111 ext. 3Phone: 215-351-0010 FAX: 215-351-0779

Office of Maternal & Child Health

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
1-800-445-5818 Ask for WIC

Women's Health Center

West Virginia Child/Adult/Domestic Violence Abuse
Hotline 1-800-352-6513

Immunization Program General Information on vaccines/childhood diseases and referrals
1-800-642-3634 (in state WV) 1-304-558-2188 (out of state)

National RUNAWAY
Hotline 1-800-621-4000

National Runaway Switchboard,
"Youth Crisis Hotline" 1-800-448-4663

National Child Abuse
Hotline 1-800422-4453

National Institute on Drug Abuse and Referral line

Alcoholics Anonymous

Covenant House Homeless, Runaway youth & family crisis center
Youth 20 and under shelter referrals, job training 1-800-999-9999

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

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

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

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network
1-800-656-HOPE (4673) Toll free, confidential, 24 hrs.

AIDS & Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention

AIDS Surveillance & Reportable Disease Information

National Center for Victims of Crime and National Stalking Resource Center
1-800- FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255) M-F, 8:30 am- 8:30 pm EST

Miles Foundation (for victims of Interpersonal Violence in the Military)
203-270-7861 Confidential,

Darkness To Light Hotline (for victims of child sexual abuse)
1-866-FOR-LIGHT (367-5444) Toll free, confidential, 24 hoursChildhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4- A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) Toll free, confidential, 24 hrs. This hotline is for advice, information and to clarify options. It is not the same as reporting the abuse. You don’t need to give your name or name of the abuser to talk.

Stop It Now! offers a national helpline (1-888-PREVENT) for adults who are concerned about inappropriate sexualized behavior in themselves or people they know. Toll free, confidential M-F 9am-6pm ET.

National Center on Elder Abuse
Eldercare Locator at 1 (800) 677-1116 – this is not a helpline, but rather will direct you to the state hotline number.

American Domestic Violence Crisis Line - For American women and children living abroad.
International toll free domestic violence crisis line from 10:00pm to 6:00am, Pacific Standard Time, Monday night through Friday morning and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm. (these are daytime hours for people living overseas) To call from overseas, contact your local AT&T operator and ask to be connected to 866-USWOMEN. From within the USA, dial 1-866-USWOMEN. If you have a safe email, email them anytime at All communication is confidential.

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

National Network to End Domestic Violence - Administrative Office c/o Texas Council on Family Violence
P.O. Box 161810 Austin, TX 78716Phone: 512-794-1133 FAX: 512-794-1199

National Network to End Domestic Violence
666 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Suite 303 Washington, DC 20003Phone: 202-543-5566 FAX: 202-543-5626

Resource Center on Domestic Violence Shelters, Child Protection, and Custody
NCJFCJ P.O. Box 8970 Reno, NV 89507Phone: 800-527-3223 FAX: 775-784-6160They are only a resource center for professionals and agencies.


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