Domestic violence is an everyday reality in our society. Domestic abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, or verbal; it may happen very often or not, but it ultimately depends on the relationship. Once violence begins, it can never end but will continue to worsen over time. The victims of domestic violence often live under the influence of constant terror and stress, thinking about the next episode. everyday

Most people don’t realize how common it is because, very often, victims of abuse keep quiet. You are not responsible for the violence. Nor are you alone. The alternative is to seek protection from non-profit organizations empowering women. Women Rising Above Abuse (WRAA) empowers and guides women through abusive relationships. We provide them with the necessary tools and connect women and girls to the right people for the best personal outcomes.

Other organizations to support domestic abuse victims include the National Center for Victims of Crime, National Domestic Violence, MHA, National Organization for Victim Assistance, Homelessness Resource Center, National Sexual Assault Hotline, and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

  1. National Center for Victims of Crime – The National Center for Victims of Crime has several resources available to assist victims. With extensive specialized training, their Victim Assistance Specialists are ready to help crime victims understand their rights and options. Their Hotline number, 800-FYI-CALL (800-394-2255), is available from Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm.

  2. National Domestic Violence – Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the hotline number of National Domestic Violence is 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233) and 800-787-3224 (TDD). They provide lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, and assistance is offered in numerous languages.

  3. Mental Health America (MHA) – MHA is the leading community-based non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of those with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of domestically abused victims. The hotline 800-969-6MHA (6642) offers information and resources on numerous mental health topics.

  4. National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) – The oldest national victim assistance organization in the United States is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education, and credentialing. Their main aim is to promote rights and services for victims of crime and crisis. Their hotline number, 800-TRY-NOVA (800-879-6682), is available 24 hours a day.

How can these hotlines help you?

These all organizations, when approached, provide the victim with below mentioned free services:

  • Confidential support from a trained staff member.

  • Someone to help you talk through what happened.

  • Local resources to assist you in the next step towards healing and recovery. Help find local health facilities to take care of survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

  • Referrals for long-term support in your area

  • Information about the laws in your community

  • Basic information about medical concerns

 

All the organizations mentioned above and Women Rising Above Abuse strive to make a difference in the lives of domestic abuse victims and aim to support and empower them!

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