Vesta 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 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.
  • Live Chat option with The NDVH:
  • 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.
  • Live Chat options with RAINN:
  • The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

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. 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: 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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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. (1-844-762-8483) (7NATIVE) support and advocacy daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Anonymous and confidential.

Tech Safety for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence

Guide Domestic Violence: Awareness Guide

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

Arizona Department of Economic Security: Domestic Violence Services

Arizona Law About Domestic Violence

Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Helpline:

California Domestic violence Resources

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. 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).

California Law About Domestic Violence

List of Statewide Rape Crisis and Assault Intervention Services

Massachusetts Domestic violence Resources

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: or call 617-248-0922.

Maryland Domestic violence Resources

MICHIGAN Domestic violence Resources

New Jersey Domestic violence Resources

New York Domestic violence Resources

North Carolina Domestic violence Resources

Pennsylvania Domestic violence Resources

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV)

  • Among the services provided to domestic violence victims are: crisis intervention; counseling; accompaniment to police, medical, and court facilities; and temporary emergency shelter for victims and their dependent children. Prevention and educational programs are provided to lessen the risk of domestic violence in the community at large.
    1-800-932-4632 (in Pennsylvania) 
    1-800-537-2238 (national)

Pennsylvania State Police Victims Services Program

South Carolina Domestic violence Resources

The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA)

Established in 1981, SCCADVASA is a leader in representing the critical needs of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and is a pivotal voice in violence prevention. We advance our work through advocacy, education, and collaboration.

  • Phone: 800-260-9293
  • Phone: 803-256-2900

The South Carolina Depatment of Social Services

The Department’s mission is to serve South Carolina by promoting the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and vulnerable adults, helping individuals achieve stability and strengthening families. 

Local Domestic Violence Programs and Shelters:


Washington Domestic violence Resources


This organization has been providing domestic violence services and programs to the community since 1982. Programs they provide include a 24-hour crisis line, confidential emergency shelter, safety planning, legal advocacy, transitional housing and support groups for victims of domestic violence and their children. All services are free.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education

NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse

The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our community and across the country.

Eastside Legal Assistance Program

The Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) is a non-profit organization that provides high-quality, no-cost civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence throughout King County, Washington, and to low-income residents of East and Northeast King County.

King County Bar Association

Lawyer Referral and Information Service: evaluates need for legal assistance and refers to an attorney or appropriate community resource

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS)

Services to victims of domestic violence who are deaf, deaf/blind, or hard of hearing. Services include safe homes, 24-hour crisis line, safety planning, therapy, support groups, legal/medical/child advocacy.

  • HOTLINE: 206-726-0093 TTY
  • ADWAS Website


Confidential advocacy services for South Asian women who have been the victim of domestic violence. The staff is bilingual in Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil and Urdu.

Chinese Information and Services Center

A multi-service center including advocacy, safety planning and counseling for domestic violence victims and their children. The staff is bilingual in Mandarin, Cantonese, Tioshanese, Taiwanese and Fujianese and Cambodian.

Consejo Counseling and Referral Services

Counseling, safety planning, support groups, legal/medical advocacy and transitional housing for Latino/Hispanic women who have been the victim of domestic violence. Staff is bilingual in Spanish.

  • HOTLINE: 206-753-7006 after-hours/weekend crisis line.
  • Offices 206-461-4880
  • CCRS Website

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC)

Information, support, counseling and education for victims of sexual assault, including confidential advocacy and 24-hour crisis line to answer medical, legal or other questions. All ages served.

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV)​

WSCADV is the leading voice to end domestic violence in Washington State:

 WSCADV Projects

Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and children. Domestic Violence Housing First gets survivors into stable housing as quickly as possible, and then provides support as they rebuild their lives.

We believe everyone should have access to money, housing, childcare, and education so they can make decisions about their relationships without regard for the financial impact of those decisions.

Our Domestic Violence Fatality Review provides up-to-date statistics for Washington State and research findings and recommendations for improving the community response to domestic violence.

Survivors tell us that immigration status and cultural isolation are major barriers to getting safe. We offer tools for advocates working to minimize these barriers.

We help local domestic violence programs with the challenges of running an organization. We promote visionary leadership and management excellence, teach practical skills, and mentor the next generation of skilled leaders.

We provide training and support to legal advocates to help them understand how the legal system works, how to help survivors navigate the legal system, and how to advocate within the legal system on behalf of survivors.

Domestic violence is preventable. We provide tools and resources to help individuals, organizations, and communities play a role in stopping this violence before it starts.

Our public policy advocacy includes working for improved laws, helping our members communicate with their legislators, and educating our communities on changes in state and federal law that impact survivors of abuse.

Refuse To Abuse® is a partnership between the Seattle Mariners and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence to take a stand against domestic violence and promote healthy, respectful relationships.

Everyone should be free to make decisions about their body and their family, and experience sexuality without violence, coercion, or external control. We address the link between reproductive and sexual coercion and violence against women and girls.

We provide support and peer learning opportunities for people running a domestic violence shelter.

Find up-to-date statistics and research on domestic violence.

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