Hotlines and More Information


In an emergency situation, always call 911. Emergency situations can include a recent threat of violence, recent act of violence or if your safety or someone else’s is in imminent danger.

Crisis Hotlines

(all are 24 hours a day unless otherwise noted)


Legal and Shelter Information

Legal information can be useful to help you understand your rights and know how your state and national laws protect you, and if you wish to press charges. View legal resources.

Local to Joyful Heart

New York:

  • Safe Horizon Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-621-4673  | (multiple languages)
  • Violence Intervention Program: 1-800-664-5880 (bilingual, Spanish and English)  |
  • Sakhi for South Asian Women: 212-868-6741  |
  • Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project: 212-714-1141 (bilingual, English and Spanish)  |

Los Angeles:


 There are many organizations that can support you that are not listed. View a list of compiled resources.


If you’re interested in advocating to help end domestic violence, learn how to get involved.

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