Domestic Violence: An Overview

Crisis-Lines and Hotlines

StatePhone
Alabama334 793-5214
Alaska907 586-3650
Arizona602 279-2900
800 782-6400
Arkansas501 663-4668
California, Central
California, Southern
209 524-1888
310 655-6098
Colorado303 573-9018
Connecticut203 524-5890
Delaware800 701-0456
District of Columbia202 783-5332
Florida904 668-6862
Georgia800 643-1212
Hawaii808 486-5072
Idaho208 384-0419
Illinois800 241-8456
Indiana800 332-7385
Iowa800 942-0333
Kansas913 232-9784
Kentucky502 875-4132
Louisiana800 837-5400
Maine207 941-1194
Maryland800 634-3577
Massachusetts617 248-0922
Michigan517 484-2924
Minnesota800 646-0994
Mississippi601 981-9196
Missouri314 634-4161
Montana406 256-6334
Nebraska800 876-6238
Nevada800 500-1556
New York, English:
New York, Spanish:
800 942-6906
800 942-6908
New Mexico800 773-3645
New Jersey800 572-7233
New Hampshire800 852-3388
North Dakota800 472-2911
North Carolina919 956-9124
Ohio800 934-9840
Oklahoma800 522-9054
Oregon503 223-7411
Pennsylvania800 932-4632
Puerto Rico809 722-2907
Rhode Island800 494-8100
South Carolina800 260-9293
South Dakota605 225-5122
Tennessee800 356-6767
Texas800 252-5400
Utah801 538-4100
Vermont802 223-1302
Virginia800 838-8238
Washington800 562-6025
West Virginia304 765-2250
Wisconsin608 255-0539
Wyoming800 990-3877

Illinois Domestic Violence Resources:

American Red Cross-Greater Chicago
Chicago Abused Women’s Coalition
Constance Morris House
Crisis Center for South Suburbia
Crisis Line of Will County
Evanston Shelter for Battered Women
Family Rescue, Inc.
Family Shelter Service
A Friend’s Place
House Of The Good Shepherd
Korean American Women In Need
Life Span
Metropolitan Family Services
Neopolitan Lighthouse
A Safe Place
Sarah’s Inn
South Suburban Family Shelter, Inc.
Southwest Women Working Together

Introduction
What is Emotional Abuse?
What is Physical Abuse?
What is Sexual Abuse?
Domestic Violence Statistics: Prevalence and Trends
It’s Hard to Stop because it’s Hard to Report
Effects of Domestic Violence
Effects of Domestic Violence on Children and Teenagers
Help is Available!
Domestic Violence Shelters: What They Do
Conclusions
Nationwide Crisis and Hotline Directory
Domestic Violence References


Referring to this article:
“Domestic Violence: An Overview” was written by C. J. Newton, MA, Learning Specialist and published in the Find Counseling.com (formerly TherapistFinder.net) Mental Health Journal in February, 2001.

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