There is no typical victim of domestic violence. It happens to people of all ages and at every level of income and education. If you or someone you know is a victim of abuse, please use these resources to get help and to learn more about domestic violence.
For confidential and anonymous help, call one of the numbers below. You can speak to someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
National Domestic Violence/Abuse Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-799-7233
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network: 1-800-656-HOPE or 1-800-656-4673
Last updated 04/03/2013
- Consumer Health Complete
Go to this database to find articles that discuss the causes and consequences of domestic violence from a medical perspective. Use the search term "domestic violence" or "Journal of Family Violence" to begin your search.
- Ahimsa House
Ahimsa House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the links between domestic violence and animal abuse. Anywhere in Georgia and at no charge, Ahimsa House provides emergency pet safehousing, veterinary care, pet-related safety planning, legal advocacy, a 24-hour crisis line (404-452-6248), outreach programs, and other services to help the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together.
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Use this site to learn how to protect yourself, whether you are still in an abusive relationship or have left one. Create a personal “safety plan” to help you and your children in the event of future abuse. Go to this site to get advice on how to deal with domestic abuse in the workplace, as a victim, the co-worker of a victim, or the supervisor of a victim.
- Partnership Against Domestic Violence
Founded in 1975, PADV is the largest nonprofit domestic violence organization in Georgia. PADV provides a 24 hour crisis line (404-873-1766), operates emergency shelters in Fulton and Gwinnett counties, and offers legal advocacy and other support services for battered women and their children.
- The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
In addition to their telephone hotline (1-800-656-4673), this organization provides an online hotline that is also anonymous. Find information on how to reduce your risk of sexual assault, how to report your incident to the police, and how to find a local counseling center.
- Safe Horizon
Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization. Their mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, along with their families and communities. Their website contains links to support organizations for victims of physical assault, child abuse, sexual assault, stalking, and elder abuse.
- Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence
This organization offers a local 24-hour helpline (404-688-9436) and a safe house program to provide temporary housing for women and children at a secure and confidential location. It also performs legal advocacy and facilitates free consultations with volunteer lawyers.
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