Seeking help


Remember that healing is a journey. Whether you are in a crisis situation or seeking support for something that happened weeks, months, or even years ago, help is available. NRCDV’s Finding Safety and Support brochure offers information and tips for helping survivors to identify abuse in their relationships and seek help.  For more information about the scope and dynamics of abuse, visit our About DV page.


Caring, supportive and well-trained advocates at the National Domestic Violence Hotline can provide safety tips and referrals to services and resources in your community. Please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. No matter where you are in the country, the Hotline can put you in touch with an advocate in your local area. Calls are free and confidential, and the Hotline has access to interpreters who speak over 200 different languages. Live chat services are also offered via the Hotline’s website (click on the “Chat Now” button at the top of the page).

Other helplines:

Love is Respect – the National Dating Abuse Helpline
TTY 1-866-331-8453
Text “loveis” to 22522
Live chat at

StrongHearts Native Helpline - A Helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives Affected by Domestic Violence & Dating Violence

RAINN—the Rape Abuse Incest National Network - rape/sexual assault services
1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)
Secure, online private chat

Additionally, your state/territory coalition works to assist victims and survivors of domestic violence in obtaining support services, including help for their children, planning for their safety and accessing legal advocacy. While they are not direct agencies, they can provide referrals to resources and services in your local community.


National Domestic Violence Hotline Logo. National Domestic Violence in grey letters above large bold red "hotline"
National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week
Title portion of our Finding Safey brochures in both english and spanish "Finding Safety & support" and "encontrado sguridad y apoyo"
NRCDV’s brochure, Finding Safety and Support