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National Resources

Resources for Survivors:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Free and confidential help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 800-787-3224. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information, and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Resources for employers:

American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic Violence
Includes safety planning information in English and Spanish, statistics, myths and facts, and information about what businesses are doing about domestic violence.

To learn more:

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) is an organization focused on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence. It is a national expert on domestic violence among African Americans, a resource to communities, and a strong presence in the field of domestic violence.

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
This institute is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It analyzes critical issues affecting Asian and Pacific Islander survivors; provides training, technical assistance, and policy analysis; and maintains a clearinghouse of information on gender violence, current research, and culturally-specific models of intervention and community engagement.

"An Islamic Perspective on Violence Against Women"
This document from the Muslim Women's League Presents Islamic prohibitions of violence against women.

FaithTrust Institute
This website contains information about the intersection of religious issues and child abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and clergy misconduct.