Resources to Get Help

Staff at the Wellesley Centers for Women conducts research on a variety of issues that affect women and girls, families and communities. However, we do not provide direct care, legal advice, advocacy, or referrals. If you are in need of mental health, domestic violence, or sexual assault services, please refer to this list of resources:


National Alliance on Mental Illness
1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264)
NAMI offers an array of support and education programs that help build better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.


Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
Sponsored by the U.S. DHHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
1-800-487-4889 (TDD)
Use the Locator to find alcohol and drug abuse treatment or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country.


National Human Trafficking Hotline
Call 1-888-373-7888 ( TTY: 711)|  Text 233733   |Live Chat


ECPAT-USA is the leading anti-trafficking policy organization in the United States. ECPAT-USA belongs to an international network of organizations in 73 countries, all working to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children.


National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

The staff at the National Domestic Violence Hotline believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. They believe that every family deserves to live in a world free from violence. They believe that safe homes and safe families are the foundation of a safe society.

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline

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


National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. They provide a list of steps and resources for those seeking help.


The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people; all persons have the right to access help as a survivor regardless of gender, transgender status or gender expression. Learn more about your rights. provides resources to help women to learn their rights and to find information about teen dating violence, domestic abuse, and sexual assault. Learn more at


Feminist Majority Foundation (FMM) has a list of of domestic violence hotlines and resources which can be found at:

Here is the list of state coalitions on domestic violence on the FMM website:

Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 4762
Montgomery, AL 36101

Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
130 Seward Street, Room 209
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: 907-586-3650
FAX: 907-463-4493

Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence
100 West Camelback Road, Suite 109
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phone: 602-279-2900
FAX: 602-279-2980

Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1401 West Capitol Ave, Suite 170
Little Rock AR 72201
Phone: (501) 907-5612
FAX: (501)907-5618
Toll Free: (800)269-4668

Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (California)
2064 Eastman Ave., Suite 104
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: 805-654-8141
FAX: 805-654-1264
24-Hour Hotline: 805-656-1111
Spanish Hotline: 800-300-2181
TDD: 805-656-4439

Statewide California Coalition for Battered Women (California)
3711 Long Beach Blvs. Suite 718
Long Beach CA 90807
Toll-Free: 888-SCCBW-52
Phone: 562-981-1202
Fax: 562-981-3202

Alternative Horizons (Colorado)
P.O. Box 503
Durango, CO 81302
Phone: 970-247-9619 24-hour hotline

Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 18902
Denver, CO 80218
TOLL-FREE: 888-778-7091
Phone: 303-831-9632
FAX: 303-832-7067

D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence
513 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-783-5332
FAX: 202-387-5684

My Sister's Place (D.C.)
P.O. Box 29596
Washington, DC 20017
24-hour hotline: 202-529-5991
Administrative Office: 202-529-5261

Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 847
Wilmington, DE 19899
Phone: 302-658-2958
FAX: 302-658-5049
Hotlines by Counties:
24-hour bilingual line: 888-LAC-C571 (888-522-2571)
New Castle: 302-762-6110
Kent & Sussex: 302-422-8058

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
308 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
TOLL-FREE: 800-500-1119
Phone: 850-425-2749
FAX: 850-425-3091

Georgia Advocates for Battered Women and Children
250 Georgia Avenue, S.E., Suite 308
Atlanta, GA 30312
TOLL-FREE: 800-334-2836
Phone: 404-524-3847
FAX: 404-524-5959

Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
716 Umi St., Unit 210
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: 808-832-9316
Fax: 808-841-6028

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
2603 Bell Avenue, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50321
TOLL-FREE: 800-942-0333
Phone: 515-244-8028
FAX: 515-244-7417

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
815 Park Blvd, Suite 140
Boise, ID 83712
TOLL-FREE: 888-293-6118
Phone: 208-384-0419
FAX: 208-331-0687

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
801 South 11th Street
Springfield, Illinios 62703
Phone: 217-789-2830
FAX: 217-789-1939

Friends of Battered Women and Their Children (Illinois)
P. O. Box 5185
Evanston, IL 60204
Phone: 773-274-5232
FAX: 773-274-2214
HOTLINE: 1-800-603-HELP

Life Span (Illinois)
P.O. Box 445
Des Plaines IL 60016
24-Hour Crisis Line: 847-824-4454
Phone: 847-824-0382
Fax: 847-824-5311
Special site on Police Domestic Violence

Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
2511 E. 46th Street, Suite N-3
Indianapolis, IN 46205
TOLL-FREE: 800-332-7385
Phone: 317-543-3908
FAX: 317-377-7050

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
220 S.W. 33rd, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66611
TOLL-FREE: 888-END-ABUSE (Kansas state-wide hotline)
Phone: 785-232-9784
FAX: 785-266-1874

Kentucky Domestic Violence Association
P.O. Box 356
Frankfort, KY 40602
Phone: 502-875-4132
FAX: 502-875-4268

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 77308
Baton Rouge, LA 70879-7308
Phone: 225-752-1296
FAX: 225-751-8927

Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence
170 Park St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: 207-941-1194
FAX: 207-941-2327

Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
6911 Laurel Bowie Road, Suite 309
Bowie, MD 20715
Phone: 301-352-4574
FAX: 301-809-0422

Jane Doe Inc./Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
14 Beacon Street, Suite 507
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-248-0922
FAX: 617-248-0902

Bay County Women's Center (Michigan)
P.O. Box 1458
Bay City, MI 48706
TOLL-FREE: 800-834-2098
Phone: 517-686-4551
FAX: 517-686-0906

Michigan 24-Hour Crisis Line: 517-265-6776

Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
450 North Syndicate Street, Suite 122
St. Paul, MN 55104
Metro-Area Hotline: 651-646-0994
Phone: 651-646-6177
FAX: 651-646-1527

Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence
415 E. McCarty Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-634-4161
FAX: 573-636-3728

Women's Support and Community Services (Missouri)
2838 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
HOTLINE: 314-531-2003
Office: 314-531-9100

Mississippi State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 4703
Jackson, MS 39296-4703
TOLL-FREE: 800-898-3234
Phone: 601-981-9196
FAX: 601-981-2501

Crisis Line (Montana)
P.O. Box 6644
Great Falls, MT 59406
Phone: 406-453-HELP
TOLL-FREE: 1-888-587-0199

Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
P.O. Box 633
Helena, MT 59624
Phone: 406-443-7794
FAX: 406-443-7818

Nebraska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition
825 M Street, Suite 404
Lincoln, NE 68508-2253
TOLL-FREE: 800-876-6238
Phone: 402-476-6256
FAX: 402-476-6806

Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence
100 West Grove, Suite 315
Reno, NV 89509
TOLL-FREE: 800-500-1556
Phone: 775-828-1115
FAX: 775-828-9991

SAFE House (Nevada)
18 Sunrise Drive, Ste. G-70
Henderson, NV 89014
Phone: 702-451-4203
FAX: 702-451-4302

New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
P.O. Box 353
Concord, NH 03302-0353
TOLL-FREE: 800-852-3388 (in New Hampshire)
Helpline: 603-225-9000 (outside of New Hampshire)
Phone: 603-224-8893
Fax: 603-228-6096

New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women
2620 Whitehorse/Hamilton Square Road
Trenton, NJ 08690
TOLL-FREE: for Battered Lesbians: 800-224-0211 (in NJ only)
Phone: 609-584-8107
FAX: 609-584-9750
TTY: 609-584-0027 (9am-5pm, then into message service)

Strengthen Our Sisters (New Jersey)
P.O.Box U
Hewitt, N.J. 07421
24-Hour Hotline: 973-728-0007

New Mexico State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 25266
Albuquerque, NM 87125
TOLL-FREE: 800-773-3645 (in New Mexico Only)
Legal Helpline: 800-209-DVLH
Phone: 505-246-9240
FAX: 505-246-9434

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
79 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
TOLL-FREE: 800-942-6906
Phone: 518-432-4864
FAX: 518-463-3155

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
115 Market Street
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-956-9124
FAX: 919-682-1449

North Dakota Council on Abused Women's Services
State Networking Office
418 East Rosser Avenue, Suite 320
Bismarck, ND 58501
TOLL-FREE: 800-472-2911 (In ND Only)
Phone: 701-255-6240
FAX: 701-255-1904

Ohio Domestic Violence Network
4041 North High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43214
TOLL-FREE: 800-934-9840
Phone: 614-784-0023
FAX: 614-784-0033

Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
2525 NW Expressway, Suite 208
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
TOLL-FREE: 800-522-9054
Phone: 405-848-1815
FAX: 405-848-3469

Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
520 N.W. Davis, Suite 310
Portland, OR 97209
TOLL-FREE: 800-622-3782
Phone: 503-223-7411
FAX: 503-223-7490

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence/National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
6440 Flank Drive, Suite 1300
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2778
TOLL-FREE: 800-932-4632
Phone: 717-545-6400
FAX: 717-545-9456

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
125 N. Enola Drive
Enola PA 17025
HOTLINE: 800-692-7445
Phone: 717-728-9740
Fax: 717-728-9781
TTY: 877-585-1091

Women's Center of Montgomery County (Pennsylvania)
Main Administrative Office:
101 Washington Lane, Ste. WC-1
Jenkintown PA 19046
Toll-free hotline: 800-773-2424
Norristown Office:
Women's Advocacy Project
400 Courthouse Plaza, 18 W. Airy St.
Norristown PA 19404
Pottstown Office:
Women's Advocacy Project
555 High Street, 2nd Floor
Pottstown PA 19464

Laurel House (Pennsylvania)
P.O. Box 764
Norristown, PA 19404
Phone: 800-642-3150
HOTLINE: 1-800-642-3150
Fax: 610-275-4018

Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
422 Post Road, Suite 202
Warwick, RI 02888
TOLL-FREE: 800-494-8100
Phone: 401-467-9940
FAX: 401-467-9943

South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
P.O. Box 7776
Columbia, SC 29202-7776
TOLL-FREE: 800-260-9293
Phone: 803-256-2900
FAX: 803-256-1030

South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
P.O. Box 141
Pierre, SD 57501
TOLL-FREE: 800-572-9196
Phone: 605-945-0869
FAX: 605-945-0870

South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

Resource Center of Aberdeen, South Dakota
24-Hour Crisis Line: (605) 226-1212
Toll Free: (888) 290-2935

Tennessee Task Force Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 120972
Nashville, TN 37212
TOLL-FREE: 800-356-6767
Phone: 615-386-9406
FAX: 615-383-2967

Texas Council on Family Violence
P.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX 78716
TOLL-FREE: 800-525-1978
Phone: 512-794-1133
FAX: 512-794-1199

Families In Crisis, Inc. (Texas)
P.O. Box 25
Killeen, Texas 76540
( 254) 634-1184

Domestic Violence Advisory Council (Utah)
120 North 200 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone: 801-538-4100
FAX: 801-538-3993

Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
P.O. Box 405
Montpelier, VT 05601
Phone: 802-223-1302
FAX: 802-223-6943

Virginians Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline
2850 Sandy Bay Road, Suite 101
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 757-221-0990
FAX: 757-229-1553

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
101 N. Capitol Way, Suite 103
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: 360-586-1022
Fax: 360-586-1024
TTY: 360-586-1029

Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline
Tel: 800-562-6025

West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Elk Office Center
4710 Chimney Drive, Suite A
Charleston, WV 25302
Phone: 304-965-3552
FAX: 304-965-3572

Manitowoc Domestic Violence Center (Wisconsin)
PO Box 1142
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Phone: 920-684-5770

Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1400 East Washington Avenue, Suite 232
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-255-0539
FAX: 608-255-3560

Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
P.O. Box 236
Laramie, WY 82073
TOLL-FREE: 800-990-3877
Phone: 307-755-5481
FAX: 307-755-5482

* Here is the list of national organizations on the FMM website:

National Organizations
Family Violence Prevention Fund
383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
Phone: 415-252-8900
FAX: 415-252-8991

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Public Policy Office
1532 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-745-1211
FAX: 202-745-0088

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 18749
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-839-1852
FAX: 303-831-9251

National Battered Women's Law Project
275 7th Avenue, Suite 1206
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-741-9480
FAX: 212-741-6438

Victim Services
Domestic Violence Shelter Tour
2 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-577-7700
Fax: 212-385-0331
24-hour hotline: 800-621-HOPE (4673)

National Resource Center On DV
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
6400 Flank Drive, Suite 1300
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Phone: 800-537-2238
FAX: 717-545-9456

Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Family Violence Prevention Fund
383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
Phone: 800-313-1310
FAX: 415-252-8991

Battered Women's Justice Project
Minnesota Program Development, Inc.
4032 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
TOLL-FREE: 800-903-0111 Ext: 1
Phone: 612-824-8768
FAX: 612-824-8965

Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Child Protection, and Custody
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
Phone: 800-527-3223
FAX: 775-784-6160
They are only a resource center for professionals and agencies.

Battered Women's Justice Project
c/o National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
125 South 9th Street, Suite 302
Philadelphia, PA 19107
TOLL-FREE: 800-903-0111 ext. 3
Phone: 215-351-0010
FAX: 215-351-0779
National Clearinghouse is a national resource and advocacy center providing assistance to women defendants, their defense attorneys, and other members of their defense teams in an effort to insure justice for battered women charged with crimes.

National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape
2325 Oak Street
Berkeley, CA 94708
Phone: 510-524-1582

Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence
936 North 34th Street, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 206-634-1903
FAX: 206-634-0115

National Network to End Domestic Violence
666 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Suite 303
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-543-5566
FAX: 202-543-5626


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