How We Help

Call or chat with a DVHopeline advocate who can listen to you, offer emotional and practical support, plan together for your safety or help you to manage a crisis situation. We can also help you find ways to help and friend or family member, and connect you with a broad range of free, confidential resources.

The DVHopeline is confidential, and you are not required to share your name or contact information in order to get help. Staff are trained in working with people experiencing domestic and dating violence.

We can connect you with:

Community-Based Advocacy

A free, private, safe and confidential service offered by domestic violence advocates at non-profit agencies. Community-based advocates are trained to support people experiencing domestic violence, and to help navigate through different systems.

Domestic Violence Programs for all Communities


Programs serving specific cultural and language communities

In addition to domestic violence advocacy programs that serve all communities, we can refer you to advocacy programs that support people from specific cultural and language communities. Talk to a DVHopeline advocate to connect with one these agencies if you are interested.

Housing and Shelter

If you need a place to stay for a few days, a few months, or a place to live permanently, we will listen to your needs and refer you to programs that can help you find shelter, transitional and permanent housing.

Legal Resources

We can connect you with places to help you navigate legal systems related to divorce, dissolution and child custody, immigration, housing, eviction prevention, or to get a protection order.

Meeting Immediate needs

We can help you find resources for immediate assistance, including food and meals, diapers and clothes and other resources.

Who We Help

We are here to help people who are experiencing domestic violence from their partner, spouse or ex, and people who are concerned about friends or family members. We also offer information and resources to counselors, healthcare workers and other providers, and to people who are causing harm to their partner, spouse or ex and want to stop.

“Freedom from domestic violence is possible for everyone.”

“Survivors of domestic violence display a stunning capacity for survival and perseverance.”

“Asking for help is probably one of the hardest things a person can do, but it’s one of the best things a person can do.”

“Developing support systems and mobilizing resources helps survivors of domestic violence to be resilient and ultimately to recover from domestic violence.”

“Love and care from trusted adults, and a safe and predictable environment help children and young people heal from domestic violence.”

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