Published on August 28, 2020

Being bullied or abused is hurtful, scary and confusing. When violence is aggressive and physical, it can be dangerous.  When it’s emotional – like name calling, or cyberbullying – it’s easy to feel alone, helpless, powerless and afraid to tell anyone. Domestic violence, also called domestic abuse, includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members. Domestic violence can happen against anyone, and anybody can be an abuser.  Violence like this can affect health, confidence, and self-esteem. You do not have to wait for an emergency situation to find help.

  1. Love Is Respect. Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
  2. Stop Bullying
  3. National Bullying Prevention Center
  4. National Domestic Violence Hotline

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✈ Domestic Violence Resources Worldwide ✈


The Crisis Prevention Institute has a list under their Resource tab of domestic violence help and resources that are available worldwide:

Domestic Violence Resources and References. <-click

~ It contains links to articles and resources that contain a wealth of information dedicated to helping prevent and address domestic violence issues sorted by the following categories. I have posted several of links from this list under each category below.

Organizations that offer immediate help, support, or counseling have their phone #s listed:

United States Resources ~ links to websites of various organizations in the US that deal with domestic/sexual violence & abuse of women, men, youth, children, the elderly, and various minorities. Also contains some links to legal resources.

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.
  • For confidential support from trained advocates available 24/7 call: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) in over 170 languages.
  • 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Human Rights Coalition ~ Stop Hate Crimes page lists the following numbers:
  • If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1
  • Hate Crime National Hotline 1-206-350-4283 (HATE)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
  • Hate Crimes Hotline at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights 1-800-552-6843
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence ~ If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1. For caring, confidential support from trained advocates (available 24/7 all year round), contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline (above)
  • National Center for Elder Abuse
  • Call the police or 9-1-1 immediately if someone you know is in immediate, life-threatening danger. ~ You can reach the Eldercare Locator by telephone at 1-800-677-1116. Specially trained operators will refer you to a local agency that can help. The Eldercare Locator phone center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • National Child Abuse Hotline
  • 1-800-422-4453 ~ Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) 24/7 hotline
  • 1-888-628-9454 (Spanish)
  • 1-800-799-4889 (TTY)
  • Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
  • If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.
  • For live Help for Sexual Assault Victims and Their Friends and Families, call:
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-865-4673 (HOPE).

On-line resources and support:

Canadian Resources ~ links to various domestic/sexual violence and abuse websites in Canada.

Funding Organizations – Canada

Research Organizations ~ links to organizations that do research on domestic violence and abuse.

Other International Resources ~ links to websites of organizations in other parts of the world that deal with domestic violence and abuse.

  • American Domestic Violence Crisis Line (Americans living overseas)
  • 866-USWOMEN (879-6636) ~ Domestic violence crisis line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The crisis line is closed on major US holidays.
  • Email anytime: [email protected]. An advocate will reply to you within 24 hours, Monday through Friday.
  • UNIFEM (English site) ~ United Nations Development for Women. Also available in Spanish and French.
  • All human development and human rights issues have gender dimensions. UN Women focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board.
  • Women’s Link Worldwide (English) ~ Women’s Link Worldwide is an international human rights non-profit organization working to ensure that gender equality is a reality around the world. Also available in Spanish.