Domestic Abuse



National Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: 800-799-SAFE (7233), TTY 800-787-3224
P.O. Box 161810, Austin, TX 78716

Maine Domestic Violence Statewide Hotline
Statewide Hotline: 1-866-834-HELP

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline

Teen Hotline

Hate-Crime National Hotline, The Anti-Violence Project
Phone: 208-246-2292

National Runaway Switchboard
Phone: 773-880-9860 / 800-621-4000
3080 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657

American Domestic Violence Crisis Line (Americans living overseas)
Phone: 866-879-6636
3300 NW 185th #133, Portland, OR 97229


Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence
1 Weston Court, Box 2, Augusta, ME 04330
Admin.: 207-430-8334
Statewide Hotline: 1-866-834-HELP
E-mail: Web:

Caring Unlimited (York County)
POB 590, Sanford, ME 04073
Admin.: 207-490-3227
Hotline: 1-800-239-7298

Family Crisis Services (Cumberland & Sagadahoc Counties)
POB 704, Portland, ME 04104
Admin.: 207-767-4952
Hotline: 1-800-537-6066

Family Violence Project (Kennebec & Somerset Counties)
POB 304, Augusta, ME 04332
Admin.: 207-623-8637
Hotline: 1-877-890-7788

Hope and Justice Project (Aroostook County)
754 Main St., Presque Isle, ME 04769
Admin.: 207-764-2977
Hotline: 1-800-439-2323

New Hope for Women (Knox, Lincoln & Waldo Counties)
P.O. Box A, Rockland, ME 04841-0733
Admin. & Hotline: 207-594-2128 or 1-800-522-3304
Belfast area hotline 207-338-6569
Damariscotta area hotline 207-563-2404
E-mail: Web:

The Next Step (Hancock & Washington Counties)
Hancock County: 
P.O. Box 1465, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Admin.: 207-667-0176 
Hotline: 1-800-315-5579 or 207-667-4606
Washington County:
P.O. Box 303, Machias, ME 04654
Admin: 207-255-4934
Hotline: 1-888-604-8692 or 1-207-255-4785 

Partners for Peace (Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties)
POB 653, Bangor, ME 04402
Admin.: 207-945-5102
Hotline: 1-800-863-9909

Safe Voices (Androscoggin, Franklin & Oxford Counties)

P. O. Box 713, Auburn, ME 04212-0713
Admin.: 207-795-6744
Hotline: 1-800-559-2927 or 207- 795-4020

Culturally Specific Organizations in Maine Providing Domestic Violence Services

Wabanaki Women's Coalition
Admin 207-763-3478

Maliseet Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program
Admin 207-532-3000
Hotline: 207-532-6401

Micmac Domestic Violence & Sexual Advocacy Center
Admin 207-760-0570
Hotline: 207-551-3639


Passamaquoddy Peaceful Relations Domestic Violence Program
Admin: 207-853-0092

Hotline:  877-853-2613

Passamaquoddy Peaceful Relations Domestic Violence Program - Township
Admin: 207-796-6106   Hotline:  207-214-1917

Penobscot Nation
Admin: 207-817-3164 x4  Hotline: 1-800-631-4886

Immigrant Resource Center of Maine
Admin & Hotline:  207-753-0061    Web:


National Center on Sexual and Domestic Violence (NCSDV) designs, provides and customizes training and consultation; influences policy, promotes collaboration; and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) strives to make issues relating to battered women and children one of the top ten political and legislative issues in the U.S. We envision a time in the near future when political parties will include progressive domestic violence legislation as a major platform in their local, state, and national elections and use
NCADV research and public policy expertise to inform them.

National Coalition 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.

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.

Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (DAIP) Duluth, MN 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.

MINCAVA Electronic Clearing House provides an extensive pool of up-to-date educational resources about all types of violence, including higher education syllabi, published research, funding sources, upcoming training events, individuals or organizations which serve as resources, and searchable databases with over 1000 training manuals, videos and other education resources.

Family Violence Prevention Fund works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence.
383 Rhode Island Street #304, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-252-8900, TTY 800-595-4889

American Institute on Domestic Violence offers workplace workshops about domestic violence.
2116 Rover Drive, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Phone: 928-453-9015

National Center on Elder Abuse
101 City Drive South 200 Bldg., Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 1-855-500-3537

National Center for Human Rights Education
P.O. Box 311020, Atlanta, GA 31131
Phone: 404-344-9629

National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street, NW, Suite 480, Washington, DC
Phone: 202-467-8700

National Center for Youth Law
405 - 14th Street, 15th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-835-8098

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
7800 Shoal Creek #120-N, Austin, TX 78757
Phone: 512-407-9020

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence

307 S. Paterson Street #1, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-255-0539

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
330 "C" Street SW, Washington, DC 20447
Phone: 800-394-3366

National Coalition for the Homeless
1012 Fourteenth Street NW #600, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-737-6444

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
240 W. 35th Street #200, New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-714-1184

The Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation
1600 Wilson Boulevard #801, Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703-522-2214
433 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-556-2500

Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor, New York, NY 10118

The Humane Society of the United States, First Strike Campaign
2100 "L" Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 888-213-0956

Ms. Foundation for Women
120 Wall Street, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-742-1653

National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence - Family Violence Prevention Fund
383 Rhode Island Street #304, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 1-888-792-2873

National Immigration Forum
50 "F" Street NW #300, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-347-0040

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
310 8th Street #303, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510-465-1984

National Network to End Domestic Violence
660 Pennsylvania Avenue SE #303, Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-543-5566

National Organization for Victim Assistance
1730 Park Road NW, Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 800-879-6682

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence - Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
6400 Flank Drive #1300, Harrisburg, PA 17112
Phone: 800-537-2238, TTY 800-553-2508

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
123 N. Enola Drive, Enola, PA 17025
Phone: 877-739-3895, TTY 717-909-0715

National Women's Political Caucus
1634 Eye St. NW #310, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-785-1100

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
434 W. 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-541-7800

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
635-B Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 800-656-4673 ext. 3

Violence Against Women Office, U.S. Department of Justice
10th and Constitution Avenue NW #5302, Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202-616-8994

Women's Independence Scholarship Program, The Sunshine Lady Foundation
4900 Randall Parkway #H, Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910-397-7742 / 866-255-7742


American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence is mobilizing the legal profession to provide access to justice and safety for victims of domestic violence.
740 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-662-1000

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women is a nonprofit organization founded in 1987, is a resource and advocacy center for battered women charged with crimes related to their battering. Through its work, the organization aims to increase justice for — and prevent further victimization of — arrested, convicted, or incarcerated battered women.
125 S. 9th Street #302, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-351-0010 / 800-903-0111 ext. 3.

The BWJP Criminal Justice Office
2104 Fourth Ave S #B, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-824-8768 / 800-903-0111 ext. 1

National Stalking Resource Center is the leading source for training, technical assistance and materials on stalking.

Legal Momentum
395 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212-925-6635 provides free and easy access to legal information, empowering victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with knowledge to change their lives. The website provides resources such as: legal information for restraining orders, custody, divorce, immigration, and tribal law, listings for local shelters and other organizational resources, detailed safety planning information, and strategies on how to prepare for hearings. Information is available for all 50 states, Washington DC, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands, and some resources are available in Spanish.

OVC (National Office of Victims of Crime) was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime. OVC provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs-the lifeline services that help victims to heal.

The BWJP Civil Justice Office
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
6400 Flank Drive #1300, Harrisburg, PA 17112
Phone: 717-671-4767 / 800-903-0111 ext. 2


Helping Our Teen Girls In Real Life Situations,Inc. (HOTGIRLS)
HOTGIRLS is a small, volunteer-led, grassroots nonprofit organization. The mission is to improve the health and lives of black young women and girls.

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center (NYVPRC) was developed by the CDC and other federal partners to provide current information developed by federal agencies or with federal support pertaining to youth violence. The website offers fact sheets, best practice documents, funding and conference announcements, statistics, research bulletins, surveillance reports, and profiles of promising programs. Information is geared toward professionals, parents, teens, and the press.

Joe Torre’s Safe at Home Foundation

National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) serves as a resource center for information about the effects of violence exposure on children and initiatives addressing these issues. It seeks to provide training, technical assistance, and consultation to the Child Development -Community Policing Program, the Safe Start Initiative, and other collaborative community programs. The website provides a searchable library of citations, extensive links to web resources, and links to free guides geared toward parents and teachers, several of which are also available in Spanish.

Child Welfare League of America
440 First Street NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-638-2952

Childhelp USA
15757 N. 78th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 1-800-422-4453

Children's Defense Fund
25 "E" Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-628-8787

8902 Otis Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46216
Phone: 800-648-5478

Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection & Custody
National Council on Juvenile & Family Court Judges

P.O. Box 8970, Reno, NV 89507
Phone: 800-527-3223

March of Dimes

Girl Scouts of America


Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras, CJM is an international non-profit, non-governmental coalition composed of organizations from religious, labor, environmental, community and women’s organizations in Mexico, the United States, Canada and Dominican Republic. We strive for a better quality of life, sustainable development, social justice, human rights, and environmental stability.
4207 Willow Brook, San Antonio, TX 78228
Phone: 210-732-8957

Amnesty International USA, Women's Human Rights Program
322 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-633-4292

Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world through the mobilization of public pressure. Issues of concern to Equality:
P.O. Box 20646, Columbus Circle Station, New York, NY 10023

Faith Trust Institute is an international, multifaith organization working to end sexual and domestic violence. We provide communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse.
2400 N. 45th Street #10, Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 206-634-1903

Soroptimist International of the Americas
1709 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-893-9000

Domestic Violence & Incest Resource Centre (Australia)

Hot Peach Pages - Worldwide List of Agencies Against Domestic Violence


UNIFEM, United Nations Development for Women

Women's Aid (United Kingdom)

Women's Link Worldwide (Western Europe and Latin America)



LAMBDA GLBT Community Services
216 S. Ochoa Street, El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 206-350-4283

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
1325 Massachusetts Avenue NW #600, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-393-5177


The Miles Foundation (violence and the military)


Women of Color Network

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence


The Audre Lorde Project
85 S. Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: 718-596-0342

The Black Church and Domestic Violence Institute
2740 Greenbriar Parkway #256, Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 770-909-0715

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
University of Minnesota School of Social Work, College of Human Ecology
290 Peters Hall, 1404 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 877-643-8222


Jewish Women International
2000 "M" Street NW #720, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 800-343-2823


Indigenous Women's Network
13621 FM 78726, Austin, TX 78726
Phone: 512-258-3880

Mending the Sacred Hoop - Technical Assistance Project
202 E. Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 888-305-1650

Sacred Circle National Resource Center to End Violence Against Native Women
722 Saint Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 877-733-7623


National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (ALIANZA)
P.O. Box 672, Triborough Station, New York, NY 10035
Phone: 646-672-1404


Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
450 Sutter St #600, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-954-9988 ext. 315

CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities
2473 Valentine Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458

PO Box 3103, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Phone: 732-435-1414


ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) Website

Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy, A Guide for Clinicians ACOG

Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) was formed in response to the need for an academic, health professional, organization that would coordinate efforts to better integrate teaching about the prevention, recognition, treatment and health effects of violence and abuse into the curricula of health processions schools. AVA membership includes health professionals and researchers from a wide variety of disciplines. AVA works to have the consequences of violence and abuse of all types recognized and addressed in the health care setting. Research regarding the health effects of abuse is a special focus of the organization.

American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the U.S. and serves as the largest association of psychologists worldwide. The website offers a variety of journal articles and brochures geared toward parents, teachers, individuals, and healthcare providers on topics such as: family violence, intimate partner violence, youth violence, media violence, supervision-targeted aggression, and elder abuse and neglect, many of which are also available in Spanish. The website additionally provides a link to Adults and Children - Together Against Violence (ACT), a violence prevention project that focuses on adults who care for children aged 0-8, developed and sponsored in part by the APA.

Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative (DVMHPI) is a Chicago-based project designed to address the unmet mental health needs of domestic violence survivors and their children. It is part of a collaborative effort to build the capacity of local service systems to provide culturally relevant trauma-informed services, to establish baseline standards of care within the publicly-funded mental health system, and to promote a mental health agenda that emphasizes prevention and early intervention. The website provides information on training opportunities for domestic violence and mental health agencies, information on current events pertaining to trauma, domestic violence, and mental health, and a “For Survivors” section that discusses safety planning and internet safety.

The Urban Institute is a nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization. The website offers evaluations of the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), as well as of VAWA’s STOP Grants and general recommendations to improve specific efforts to combat violence against women.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention The Division of Violence Prevention of the CDC supports projects that address the primary prevention of violence through a public health approach. The website provides fact sheets and links to additional resources geared toward heath practitioners, researchers, and consumers on the Division’s 4 priority areas: child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, suicide, and youth violence. In addition, it provides links to related CDC publications that can be downloaded or ordered in hardcopy form free of charge, as well as links to projects supported by the Division.

AMA (American Medical Association)


Partnerships Against Violence Network (PAVNET) is a “virtual library” of information about violence and youth-at-risk, representing data from seven federal agencies. The website offers a video library on youth violence, a searchable database on current federally-funded research on violence, a database of promising programs, curricula, and technical assistance, and links to online violence prevention resources. In addition, violence prevention professionals can communicate and share resources through the PAVNET mailgroup.

Preventing Violence through Education, Networking and Technical Assistance (PREVENT) is a component of the National Training Initiative for Injury and Violence Prevention that aims to help individuals and organizations nationwide reduce violence through local, state, tribal, and national approaches. The website provides information on PREVENT’s training programs and technical assistance and offers web-based networking opportunities.


Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice that aims to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. The website offers statistics on family violence, intimate partner violence, rape and sexual assault, crimes against persons age 65 or older, and youth violence, as well as links to other statistical databases.
810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531
Phone: 800-851-3420

Domestic Abuse Project - Minneapolis - DAP promotes safe and healthy family relationships by stopping domestic violence as it occurs and working to prevent it in the future. To achieve this mission, we provide counseling, education and advocacy to families affected by domestic abuse to give them the tools to transform their lives.

Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan



Coaching Boys into Men

Beyond Beats and Rhymes - Violence Against Women in Hip Hop

Center For Family Policy and Practice

Men Can Stop Rape

Family Violence Prevention Fund
Coaching Boys to Men - Ad Campaign (posters available)

Robert Jensen PhD
A leading activist against pornography, sexual exploitation and the objectification of women.

Rob Okun - Editor
Men's Resource Center For Change

Men Stopping Violence

Founding Fathers