Domestic Violence Agencies and Websites Around the World
The purpose of this site is to reduce harm and lessen suffering by bringing clarity to the confusing area of intimate partner violence. CAVEAT: the author of this site, Michael Samsel, regards trauma bonding as a credible idea, recommends Patrick Carnes’ book The Betrayal Bond, and some of his articles take for granted that trauma bonding happens. We believe that the concept of trauma bonding needs to be discarded — see The Myth of “Stockholm Syndrome” and other labels which are used to discredit and pathologize victims of abuse.
Counseling helpline, information and support for family violence and sexual assault — for victims, family & friends, workers & professionals
National and Provincial services across Canada
DVRCV is a statewide service in Melbourne, Victoria that aims to prevent family violence and promote respectful relationships.
DVRCV has created ‘What’s OK at Home” (WOAH), an one-of-a-kind online platform with exercises, stories and information that supports children and young people aged 10-17 to recognize family violence and provides practical guidance to support their safety, health and emotional wellbeing.
WOAH also has a section for adults who want to help a child or young person in a family violence situation, with information about what to do, where to get help, the law, and guidance on how you can make a difference in a young person’s life.
The town of Duluth, Minnesota, has developed innovative community-wide interventions to end violence against women and help men who batter change. These interventions are known as the pioneering “Duluth Model” and have been recognized nationally and internationally as the leading tool for helping communities eliminate violence in the lives of women and children.
The Power and Control Wheelsthey developed are widely used around the world.
FCADV serves as the professional association for Florida’s 42 domestic violence centers. They operate Florida’s toll-free DV hotline (1-800-500-1119), and provide safety plans, other resources, counseling information, and professional training.
Global list of abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers and women’s organizations, plus domestic violence information in over 110 languages
Information in more than 80 languages
Domestic Abuse Project resources by Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) are available online. Resources include materials for victims, pastors, and a four page theological position paper.
Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
This data base at the RAVE website can be searched by state.
Peak agency for domestic violence agencies in the UK
WomensLaw is an extensive website launched to provide legal information and resources for survivors of domestic violence. They also provide a confidential Email Hotline to offer direct support to survivors, their advocates, friends and family members. Additional they offer safety tips, information on recognizing abuse, and legal information by each USA state. See the tabs at the top of the website to familiarize yourself with all their resources.