Domestic Violence Resources

In an effort to leverage the power of collective action, Vesta has compiled a resource document to provide better support and advocacy for victims of domestic violence. This resource document provides national, state and local resources across the Vesta divorce professional Hub network.
Always remember in the event of an emergency, please call 911.

National Domestic violence programs

1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)​

  • Even with COVID-19, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is still available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! If you are in an emergency situation please call 9-1-1 or check with DV programs and shelters in your area.
  • For anyone affected by abuse and needing support please call (800) 799-7233, or if you’re unable to speak safely, log into thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522. You are not alone. (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, educational services, and referral services in more than 200 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, online instructional materials, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization. https://www.thehotline.org
  • Live Chat option with The NDVH: https://www.thehotline.org/what-is-live-chat/
  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.  https://www.rainn.org
  • Live Chat option with RAINN: https://hotline.rainn.org/online?_ga=2.207269136.2007172334.1586451015-2093962959.1556372705

Futures Without Violence: The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence

  • The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence offers many helpful resources to individuals and organizations to prepare them to address and support victims of domestic and sexual violence.  https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org or call 415-678-5500.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) provides a wide range of free, comprehensive, and individualized technical assistance, training, and specialized resource materials and key initiatives designed to enhance current domestic violence intervention and prevention strategies. For more information: https://www.nrcdv.org or call 1-800-537-2238
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence (202) 543-5566. A social change organization, that is dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. https://nnedv.org

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)’s mission is to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism. We are dedicated to supporting survivors and holding offenders accountable and supporting advocates. https://ncadv.org or call 303-839-1852

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.

  • The Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers consultation and surgery, pro-bono, to eligible individuals who have received facial injuries through domestic violence. https://www.aafprs.org

Give Back a Smile

  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation’s (AACDCF) Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program heals some of the most devastating effects of intimate partner violence, by restoring the smiles of adult women and men who have suffered damage to, or lost, their smiles at the hands of a former intimate partner or spouse. http://www.aacd.com/index.php?module=cms&page=1927

myPlan App

  • myPlan is a tool to help you identify, navigate, and provides resources for a range of relationship abuse concerns if you, or someone you care about, is experiencing abuse in their intimate relationship. https://www.myplanapp.org/home

StrongHearts Native Helping 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483)

  • The story of the StrongHearts Native Helpline began in 2012 when the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) and the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) began discussing the need for a domestic violence hotline to support tribal communities across the United States. http://www.strongheartshelpline.org/about/ (1-844-762-8483) (7NATIVE) support and advocacy daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Anonymous and confidential.

Domestic Violence Advocacy Best Practices

  • If you know that violence is actively occurring, call 9-1-1 immediately. The police are the most effective way to remove the immediate danger to a victim and their children.
  • When bringing up the topic of domestic violence with a client, remember to be nonjudgmental. They may be embarrassed by the situation, and you might be the first person they are telling.
  • If a client gives you permission, you might want to help them document the instances of domestic violence. Take pictures of injuries, write down exact transcripts of interactions and make notes on a calendar of the dates that things happen. Documenting the abuse might help the victim to obtain legal aid later on.
  • If your client has been open with you about their situation, you can help them learn about their rights. Women’s Law is an excellent resource for information on domestic violence laws and procedures.
  • You can also recommend they come up with a safety plan, they can call The Hotline for assistance. 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 

Arizona Domestic violence Resources

Chandler

Glendale

Gilbert

Mesa

Peoria

Phoenix

Scottsdale

Tempe

Arizona Department of Economic Security: Domestic Violence Services

Here is a list of resources from around the state to provide assistance to those with domestic violence issues. https://www.phoenix.gov/police/DomesticViolence

Arizona Law About Domestic Violence

Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Helpline:

  • (602) 279-2900 or (800) 782-6400 acesdv.org/helpline This helpline can be called from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. An online chat option is also available. The Sexual and Domestic Violence Helpline and Chat provides support, information, and referrals about sexual and domestic violence as well as assistance navigating the legal system.

Chandler

The City of Chandler Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.chandlerpd.com/about/victim-services/

Local Emergency Numbers 

Chandler Police Dept.: (480) 782-4000

Chandler Fire Dept.: (480) 782-2120

My Sister’s Place (Emergency Shelter)

Hotline Number: (480) 821-1024

Business Number: (480) 821-1024

 

Glendale

The City of Glendale Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.glendaleaz.com/live/city_services/public_safety/police_department/about_us/glendale_family_advocacy_center/domestic_violence
Local Emergency Numbers

Glendale Police Dept.: (623) 930-3000

Glendale Fire Dept.: (623) 930-4400

A New Leaf’s Faith House (Emergency Shelter)

Hotline Number: (480) 890-3039

Business Number: (623) 939-6798

 Gilbert

The City of Gilbert Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/police/patrol/family-violence-unit
https://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/court/court-resources/victim-s-rights-and-services
Local Emergency Numbers

Gilbert Police Dept.: (781) 749-1212 

Gilbert Fire Dept.: (781) 741-1480

A New Leaf’s Faith House (Emergency Shelter)

Hotline Number: (480) 890-3039

Business Number: (623) 939-6798

 Mesa

The City of Mesa Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/police/units-divisions/mesa-family-advocacy-center
Local Emergency Numbers

Mesa Police Dept.: (480) 644-2211

Mesa Fire Dept.: (480) 644-2101

Autumn House (Emergency Shelter)

Hotline Number: (480) 890-3039

Business Number: (480) 835-5555 & (844) 723-3387

Peoria

The City of Peoria Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.peoriaaz.gov/home/showdocument?id=2517
Local Emergency Numbers

Peoria Police Dept.: (390) 673-4521

Peoria Fire Dept.: (623) 773-7279

Eve’s Place (Emergency Shelter)
Bloom365 
(Emergency Shelter)

Hotline & Business Number: (623) 537-5380

Hotline Number: (888)-606-4673 – Business Number: (602) 524-9607

Phoenix

The City of Phoenix Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.phoenix.gov/law/victims/domestic-violence/resources-and-referrals
Local Emergency Numbers

Phoenix Police Dept.: (602) 262-6151 

Phoenix Fire Dept.: (602) 262-6297

Chrysalis (Emergency Shelter)
Emergency Shelter List: https://www.mcso.org/Documents/VictimsAssistance/Shelters_resourcelist.pdf 
Agency Phone Number: (602) 944-4999

Scottsdale

The City of Scottsdale Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/victim-services

Local Emergency Numbers

Scottsdale Police Dept.: (480)312-5000 

Scottsdale Fire Dept.: (480) 312-8000

Chrysalis (Emergency Shelter)

Agency Phone Number: (602) 944-4999 

Tempe

The City of Tempe Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.tempe.gov/government/human-services/care-7/victim-assistance

Local Emergency Numbers

Tempe Police Dept.: (480) 350-8311 

Tempe Fire Dept.: (480) 858-7200

A New Leaf Women’s Domestic Violence Shelters

Agency Phone Number: (480) 890-3039 

California Domestic violence Resources

Beverly Hills

Irvine

Pasadena

Solana Beach

Carlsbad

La Jolla

San Diego

South Bay

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership)

  • The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership), is California’s recognized domestic violence coalition, representing over 1,000 advocates, organizations and allied groups. Through public policy, communications and capacity-building efforts, they align prevention and intervention strategies to advance social change. https://www.cpedv.org or call 916-444-7163 

    They also have a helpful map for finding domestic violence organizations in your community. Listings contain hotline numbers and websites (where available). https://www.cpedv.org/domestic-violence-organizations-california

California Law About Domestic Violence

List of Statewide Rape Crisis and Assault Intervention Services

Beverly Hills 

The City of West Hollywood Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.weho.org/services/social-services/domestic-violence-and-partner-abuse-resources

Local Emergency Numbers 

W Hollywood Sheriff: (310) 855-8850 

Beverly Hills Police Dept.: (310) 550-4951 

Los Angeles Police Dept.: (213) 473-0277 or (800) ASK-LAPD 

Beverly Hills Fire Dept: (310) 281-2700

Peace Over Violence Hotline

Hotline Number: (310) 392-8381

Carlsbad

Because Carlsbad has very limited resources beyond the local police department for issues of domestic violence so we have provided helpful resources for the city of Oceanside, CA. 

The City of Oceanside Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/police/prevention/domestic.asp

Local Emergency Numbers 

Carlsbad Police Dept: (760) 931-2197

San Diego Sheriff Dept: (858) 974-2222

Women’s Resource Center 

Agency Number: (760) 757-3500  https://www.wrcsd.org

Irvine 

The City of Irvine Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.cityofirvine.org/irvine-police-department/victim-services

Local Emergency Numbers 

Irvine Police Dept.: (949) 724-7000

Irvine Fire Dept.: (714) 573-6000

Human Options Hotline

Hotline Number: (877) 854-3594

La Jolla

The City of La Jolla Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.sandiego.gov/cityattorney/divisions/criminal/domestic

Local Emergency Numbers 

La Jolla Police Dept.: (858) 552-1700

La Jolla Fire Dept.: (619) 533-4300

Pasadena

The City of Pasadena Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.cityofpasadena.net/city-attorney/prosecution-division/#domestic-violence

Local Emergency Numbers 

Pasadena Police Dept.: (626) 774-4501

Pasadena  Fire Dept.: (626) 744-4655

San Diego

The City of San Diego Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.sdcda.org/helping/SD-Regional-DV-Resource-and-Informational-Guide.pdf

https://www.sdcda.org/helping/domestic-violence.html

Local Emergency Numbers 

San Diego Police Dept.: (619) 531-2000

San Diego Fire Dept.: (619) 533-4300

San Diego County Domestic Violence Hotline

Hotline Number: (888) 385-4657

Solana Beach

The City of Solana Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us/index.asp?SEC=7002CD7A-B435-4726-9E77-6FD6DBB15013&Type=B_BASIC

 

Local Emergency Numbers 

Solana Police Dept.: (760) 966-3500

Solana Fire Dept.: (858) 720-2400

Center for Community Solutions Hotline

Hotline Number: (888) 385-4657

South Bay 

The South Bay Area Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.bchd.org/domestic-violence

Local Emergency Numbers 

Redondo Beach Police: (310) 379-2477

Redondo Fire Dept: (310) 318-0663

Peace Over Violence Hotline

Hotline Number: (310) 392-8381

Domestic Violence: Emergency Referral Services and Hotlines

http://www.lapdonline.org/get_informed/content_basic_view/23671

  

Massachusetts Domestic violence Resources

Boston

Leominster

N. Attleboro/ Providence, RI

Northshore Danvers/Beverly

Hingham

Lexington

Newton

Westborough

Massachusetts Domestic Violence Programs for Survivors

Massachusetts Law About Domestic Violence (209A)

Safelink 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

  • Safelink is Massachusetts’ statewide 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline and a resource for anyone affected by domestic or dating violence. The SafeLink toll-free number is (877) 785-2020. If you are hearing-impaired, please call the SafeLink TTY number at (877) 521-2601. Advocates are bilingual in English and Spanish and have access to a service that can provide translation in more than 130 languages.

Jane Doe Inc., The MA Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence (JDI)

  • JDI advocates for responsive public policy promotes collaboration, raises public awareness, and supports our member organizations to provide comprehensive prevention and intervention services.  Here are 3 ways to find a sexual assault or domestic violence program in Massachusetts: https://janedoe.org/find_help/ or call 617-248-0922.

Boston 

The City of Boston Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.cityofboston.gov/women/zero_tolerance.asp

Local Emergency Numbers 

Boston Police Dept.: (617) 343-4200

Boston Fire Dept.: (617) 343-3550

Safelink Domestic Violence Hotline

Hotline Number: (877) 785-2020

 Hingham

The City of Hingham Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

http://www.thesswrc.org/violence.php
Local Emergency Numbers

Higham Police Dept.: (781) 749-1212 

Hingham Fire Dept.: (781) 741-1480

South Shore Women’s Resource CenterAgency Phone Number: (508) 746-4668

Leominster

The City of Fitchburg Domestic Violence Abuse Resources 

(In the absence of info from the Leominster municipality 

we have included helpful content from Fitchburg)

http://www.ci.fitchburg.ma.us/398/Domestic-Violence

Local Emergency Numbers 

Leominster Police: (978) 534-7560 

Leominster Fire Dept.: (978) 534-7541 

Battered Women’s Program 

Pathways for Change, Inc.

Pathways for Change Hotline

YWCA Central MA Hotline

Agency Phone Number: (978) 534-3145

Agency Phone Number: (508) 852-7600 

Hotline Phone Number: (800) 870-5905

Hotline Phone Number: (508) 755-9030

Lexington

The City of Lexington Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.lexingtonma.gov/human-services/resources/pages/domestic-violence-resources

Local Emergency Numbers 

Lexington Police Dept.: (781) 862-1212 

Lexington Fire Dept.: (781) 698-4700

Domestic Domestic Violence Services Network Inc. (DVSN)

Hotline Number: (888) 399-6111 

North Attleboro

The City of N. Attleboro Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.nattleboro.com/police/news/domestic-violence-assistance

Local Emergency Numbers 

N. Attleboro Police: (508) 695-1212

N. Attleboro Fire: (508) 699-0140

New Hope (Domestic & sexual violence nonprofit)

Hotline Number: (800) 323-4673

Providence, RI

The City of Providence Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

http://www.providenceri.gov/city-donates-phones-victims-domestic-violence/

Local Emergency Numbers 

Providence Police: (401) 272-3121 

Providence Fire: (401) 243-6060 

RICADV Hotline

Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Rhode Island Domestic Violence and Abuse Help Organizations

Hotline Number: (800) 494-8100

Agency Number: (401) 467-9940

https://ridivorcemediationcenter.com/ri-divorce-resources/ri-domestic-violence-and-abuse-help-directory/

Danvers

The Town of Danvers Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://danverspolice.com/resources/domestic-violence-and-abuse-resources/

Local Emergency Numbers 

Danvers Police Dept.: (978) 774-1213 

Danvers Fire Dept.: (978) 774-2425 

Healing Abuse Working for Change Hotline

Hotline Number: (800) 547-1649

Beverly

The City of Beverly Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

http://www.beverlyma.gov/covid-19/resources-for-domestic-violence-sexual-assault/

Local Emergency Numbers 

Beverly Fire Dept.: (978) 922-2424

Beverly Police Dept.: (978) 922-1212 

Healing Abuse Working for Change Hotline

Hotline Number: (800) 547-1649

Newton

The City of Newton Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/health/humansvcs/default.asp

Local Emergency Numbers 

Newton Police Dept.: (617) 796-2100 

Newton Fire Dept.: (617) 796-2210 

Refuge, Education, Advocacy, Change (REACH) Hotline

Hotline Number: (800) 899-4000

Westborough

The Town of Westborough Domestic Violence Abuse Resources

https://www.town.westborough.ma.us/youth-and-family-services/pages/domestic-abuse-prevention-resources

Local Emergency Numbers 

Westborough Police: (508) 366-3060 

Westborough Fire: (508) 389-2300 

Voices Against Violence 

Agency Number: (508) 626-868

Online chat is also available at rc.chat/voices, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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