AbusedWomen.org – no matter what you call it, it hurts. You want to do something about it, but what can you do that won't make your life even worse? New editions of Ginny NiCarthy’s books, Getting Free and You Can Be Free (Seal Press), help you figure out whether your partner is physically abusing you and whether you are being emotionally abused – which can be even more harmful.
Asha Family Services – provides programs and services for women, men, teens, children and families, whose lives are impacted by violence, abuse or neglect in the home, Milwaukee, WI. See brochure.
Battered Women's Justice Project – promotes systemic change within community organizations and governmental agencies engaged in the civil and criminal justice response to domestic violence that creates true institutional accountability to the goal of ensuring safety for battered women and their families, Minneapolis, MN.
Casa de Esperanza (English / Español) – we are a Latina organization – in both staffing and approach. Our Board of Directors is 80% Latina, and our staff is 72% Latina. All our work is grounded in Latina realities. Our starting point in supporting Latinas and our communities is their strength; we assist them to recognize their strengths, build on them and reach their goals. Effective responses to domestic violence are shaped by the lived realities of Latinas and facilitate support systems "where they live." It is the community that will end domestic violence, not Casa de Esperanza or any other system or organization, St. Paul, MN.
Casa de Esperanza Named National Resource Center on Domestic Violence by the Department of Health and Human Services, October 2011.
The Center for Women and Families – offers services to all survivors of intimate partner abuse or sexual violence. Our clients include men, and gay, lesbian and transgender people in addition to women and dependent children. We provide a variety of residential and nonresidential services including emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling and advocacy. If you or someone you love has experienced sexual assault or partner abuse at any point, please remember that help is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through our toll-free crisis line: 877-803-7577, Louisville, KY.
Abuse Intervention Programs – offers domestic violence training and resources based on The Duluth Model to help community activists, domestic violence workers, practitioners in the criminal and civil justice systems, human service providers, and community leaders make a direct impact on domestic violence, Duluth, MN.
Domestic Violence ~ National Organizations, Programs and Online Resources, Office for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC.
The Domestic Violence Project of Silicon Valley California.
End Violence Against Women International – provides effective, victim centered, multi-disciplinary training and expert consultation regarding crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence. EVAW International also seeks to identify and disseminate effective primary prevention programs for men and risk reduction programs for women, Addy, WA.
2012 Annual Report
EVAWI Hires New Staff to Assist You, December 10, 2013
enditnow.gov, Office on Violence Against Women – working together to end the violence. Use this site to identify signs of domestic violence and for access to organizations that can help, Washington, DC.
Futures Without Violence (formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund) – creating futures without violence has been our vision for over thirty years. Now, it is also our name. From domestic and dating violence, to child abuse and sexual assault, FWV works to end some of the most pressing global issues of our time, San Francisco, CA.
Humanity Against Local Terrorism ~ H.A.L.T. – a not-for-profit organization, created in order to help people in finding a solution to stop the 'local terrorism" of bullying, abuse and domestic violence within our communities. We designed this website to encourage, aid and support education, prevention and services for the bullied and abused victims throughout each of our communities. We cannot be silent anymore; we have to stand up and say HALT to all forms of bullying, abuse and domestic violence. Together, we can create a voice loud enough to HALT these senseless acts of violence against our children, families and friends. We are the solution, we have the answer, and together we have the power to say HALT, Calgary, AB, CA.
Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Center for Social Work Research, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin – the mission is to advance the knowledge base related to domestic violence and sexual assault in an effort to end violence. IDVSA accomplishes this through supporting research on domestic violence and sexual assault and by providing training, technical assistance, and information dissemination to the practitioner community and the community at large. It is the vision of IDVSA that its multi-disciplinary, researcher-practitioner, collaborative approach will enhance the quality and relevance of research efforts and their application in service provision, Austin, TX.
Journey to Freedom – dedicated to helping abused women find a whole new beginning in their life.
Joyful Heart Foundation – works to foster a community that turns toward the issues of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. Such a community, empowered with knowledge, courage and compassion, can support survivors of this violence and engage in an open dialogue about how to collaboratively end the cycle of violence and abuse, New York, NY.
Joyful Heart Foundation Accomplishments, 2011-2012.
Watch Mariska Hargitay's speech at The National Press Club, Washington, DC, March 13, 2013.
Legal Momentum – has long been an advocate of women’s right to live free from violence. As the chair of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Legal Momentum was a proud leader of the original push to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 1994, as well as VAWA II in 2000, which strengthened the law and reauthorized it through 2005, New York, NY. See 2011 Annual Report.
Linda's Voice – the mission is to engage, educate and empower women to work together to end domestic abuse. The vision is to help all women in abusive relationships find the strength and confidence to leave their abuser and move forward to live their best lives free violence and control.
View Esther's Voice, November 21, 2012
View video, June 18, 2012
Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence – was created in 2001, when New York City residents voted to make the office a permanent part of City government. OCDV is one of only a few government offices in the United States to focus solely on issues of domestic violence. OCDV formulates policies and programs, monitors the citywide delivery of domestic violence services, and works with diverse communities to increase awareness of domestic violence. OCDV works closely with City agencies, community based organizations, community leaders, and others to make it as easy as possible for domestic violence victims and their children to get the help that they need regardless of the language they speak or their immigration status. OCDV also creates programs that are critical to preventing domestic violence and works with the criminal justice system to hold batterers accountable, New York, NY. See NYC Healthy Relationship Training Academy.
Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board, Michigan Department of Human Services – promotes the empowerment of survivors and seeks social change to redress the existing power imbalance within violent relationships, Lansing, MI.
Millennium: Ending Domestic Violence, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence – works on coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives – such as safe home and shelter programs - for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation; focus on the leadership of NCADV’s caucuses and task forces developed to represent the concerns of organizationally under represented groups; and efforts to eradicate social conditions which contribute to violence against women and children, Denver, CO.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Partnership with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Laval, QC, CA: October 2, 2013.
National Network to End Domestic Violence – a social change organization representing state domestic violence coalitions, is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists, Washington, DC.
10th Anniversary Celebration, June 14, 2005
U.S. State & Territorial Coalitions
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence – since 1993 NRCDV has been a comprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence. Today, through its key initiatives and special projects such as VAWnet, the Women of Color Network, the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Project, Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence and the Domestic Violence Evidence Project, NRCDV works tirelessly to improve community response to domestic violence and, ultimately, prevent its occurrence. Our comprehensive technical assistance, training and resource development are just a few examples of the many ways in which NRCDV broadly serves those dedicated to ending domestic violence in relationships and communities, Harrisburg, PA.
"Not to People Like Us" – offers support, information and referrals to victims of domestic violence in upscale families, and to provide resources and education for the helping professionals who work with them, Chicago, IL.
OutrageUs – utilizes the power of education and media to focus attention and initiate dialogue on areas of personal terrorism that are often ignored. Many individuals and communities want to do a better job of preventing partner violence ~ they just don't know how. Through unique collaborations with institutions, communities, and survivors, OutrageUs is developing multimedia resources, services, tools and research informed strategies to help communities build on their strengths and effectively address partner violence. A variety of media, including original personal narrative pieces and short documentary films, are being created to attract and engage a wide and diverse audience. The mission is to increase public understanding, outrage and activism related to partner violence, which denies people's basic human rights to freedom and self-fulfillment, and to empower individuals and groups to create meaningful and positive change in communities, governments and criminal justice systems to restore these rights.
The P.E.A.C.E. Initiative, San Antonio, TX.
Peace Over Violence – a non-profit, feminist, multi-cultural, volunteer organization dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence. To achieve this mission our agency manages five departments delivering the services of Emergency, Intervention, Prevention, Education and Advocacy. POV is formerly known as the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women, Los Angeles, CA.
Annual Reports: 2009-2010 and 2011-2012
Every year since 1999, POV has organized Denim Day in LA & USA. It is a rape prevention education campaign, where we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement and on this day wear jeans as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault.
Praxis International – is a nonprofit research and training organization that works toward the elimination of violence in the lives of women and children. We work with local, statewide, and national reform initiatives to bridge the gap between what people need and what institutions provide. Since 1996, we have worked with advocacy organizations, intervention agencies, and inter-agency collaborations to create a clear and cooperative agenda for social change in their communities, Duluth, MN.
See the Triumph – was founded by Dr. Christine Murray and Dr. Allison Crowe, and this initiative grew out of two research studies that these two collaborated on. You can learn more about these research studies here. Read more about the founders. Our goal in starting See the Triumph is to share the inspirational stories that our participants shared with us. We hope these stories and the messages that these survivors wanted to share with others will offer a positive, more triumphant vision of current and former survivors of domestic violence. We also want to provide a forum for people to share their own stories of triumph and connect with others who are triumphing over abuse. We wish to show that people who have been abused do not need to live their lives defined by those experiences, but rather that they can build healthy, positive, inspiring lives and relationships.
The Safety Zone – is a content-driven site on domestic violence for use by both survivors and potential helpers; it made its debut in February 1997, and I've been slowly adding to it since.
Sheila Wellstone Institute – Sheila Wellstone was a national champion in the effort to end domestic violence in our communities. The Sheila Wellstone Institute continues her commitment to building power and visibility to ensure that ending violence against women and children is a national priority, St. Paul, MN.
Silent Witness National Initiative – promoting peace, healing and responsibility in adult relationships in order to eliminate domestic murders in the United States by the year 2010, Minneapolis, MN.
Stop Abuse Campaign – we see our role as educating and enabling a popular, grassroots movement to stop abuse as well as igniting conversations about abuse so that people start talking and sharing and becoming more involved as a community. A community focused on the common goal of ending abuse. We will fuel money and resources into causes and organizations invested in our mission of stopping abuse ~ all abuse. It's going to take all of us working together as an organized and popular, grassroots movement to affect the necessary changes in law and societal attitudes concerning abuse ~ by education, activism, and funding. The Campaign's primary strategies to stop abuse: 1) educate all adults how to create safe environments for themselves and those that they love; 2) provide easy access to enhanced mental health treatment to all survivors who need it; 3) ensure all abuse is reported into the system and effectively handled; and 4) recruit America's adults to the movement to stop abuse, New York, NY. See brochure.
StopFamilyViolence – the people’s voice for family peace, New York, NY.
StoryTelling & Organizing Project – a community project collecting and sharing stories about everyday people taking action to end interpersonal violence. Many people have been developing community-based interventions to interpersonal violence. By that we mean: actions taken to stop, address or prevent interpersonal violence; community-based or collective action ~ involving family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, community members; and actions that do not rely on social services, police or child protective services. While many of us support the idea of community-based responses to violence, some of us have difficulty even imagining what this could look like. What we found is that people have many stories about things that they did to stop violence. Some are small things, some spontaneous, and some are big or involve lots of planning and lots of people, Oakland, CA.
Susan Kay Brockert Foundation – our goal is to educate people about Susan's story as well as emphasize how deadly verbal abuse can be, Seattle, WA.
Taking Action Against Domestic Violence, Tampa Bay, FL.
Transforming Communities – is a national technical assistance, training, and resource center that advances new practices, skills, movement building, and policies to prevent violence against women and related forms of abuse, including domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence and gender-based bullying, San Rafael, CA.
Justice Center (English / Español) – provides advocacy, free of charge, for victims of rape, domestic violence, and child abuse, particularly in the Latina and other under served communities of Sonoma County; provides advocacy training and community education; coordinates the Task Force on Women in Policing with the goal of increasing the number of women and minorities in our law enforcement agencies; and is committed to equal justice for all women and girls, Santa Rosa, CA.
News Round-Up (some in English and some in Español)
Newsletter, December 2013
WomensLaw.org (English / Español) – the mission is to provide easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence. By reaching out through the Internet, we empower women and girls to lead independent and productive lives, free from abuse, New York, NY.