Domestic violence resources

If you are experiencing domestic violence, please consider seeking help in a way that makes you feel safe.

Domestic violence resources

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Domestic violence can happen to anyone. It's important to understands the commons signs of violence, but please know that if you are concerned, even if what you are experiencing is not on this list, seeking help is always warranted.

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, signs of domestic violence may include:

  • Tells you that you can never do anything right
  • Shows extreme jealousy of your friends and time spent away
  • Keeps you or discourages you from seeing friends or family members
  • Insults, demeans or shames you with put-downs
  • Controls every penny spent in the household
  • Takes your money or refuses to give you money for necessary expenses
  • Looks at you or acts in ways that scare you
  • Controls who you see, where you go, or what you do
  • Prevents you from making your own decisions
  • Tells you that you are a bad parent or threatens to harm or take away your children
  • Prevents you from working or attending school
  • Destroys your property or threatens to hurt or kill your pets
  • Intimidates you with guns, knives or other weapons
  • Pressures you to have sex when you don't want to or do things sexually you're not comfortable with
  • Pressures you to use drugs or alcohol

If you are experiencing domestic violence, please consider seeking help in a way that makes you feel safe.

National phone numbers

Emergency services: 9-1-1

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1−800−799−7233


  • 24/7
  • TTY: 1−800−787−3224
  • Video Phone Only for Deaf Callers: 1-206-518-9361

Love is Respect: 1-866-331-9474

  • Text option also available. Text LOVEIS to 22522
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673


  • 24/7

Office of Women's Health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Service): 1-800-994-9662

  • Monday-Friday, 9 am - 6 pm EST

National websites

National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • Online chat available

Love is Respect

RAINN

  • Online chat available

Office of Women's Health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Service)

State services

Per Office of Women's Health website:

Alabama

Alaska

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Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

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Idaho

Illinois

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New Hampshire

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New York

North Carolina

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Ohio

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Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

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Texas

Utah

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Virgin Islands

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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