Local and National Resources

In addition to resources we provide here on our site and through our programming and outreach, we are happy to refer individuals to other sources of support.

 

Resources in Delaware

There are numerous resources in Delaware that may help you or a loved one find the help that is needed. Please click the button below to navigate to the complete list.


National Crisis Organizations and Assistance

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
www.ndvh.org

National Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
International Toll-Free (24/7) 
1-866-USWOMEN (879-6636)
www.866uswomen.org

National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
www.childhelp.org

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)
www.rainn.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

National Center for Victims of Crime
1-202-467-8700
www.victimsofcrime.org

National Human Trafficking Resource Center/Polaris Project
Call: 1-888-373-7888 | Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)
www.polarisproject.org

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
1-510-465-1984
www.nnirr.org

National Coalition for the Homeless
1-202-737-6444
www.nationalhomeless.org

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
1-800-537-2238
www.nrcdv.org and www.vawnet.org

Futures Without Violence: The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence
1-888-792-2873
www.futureswithoutviolence.org

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
1-312-726-7020 ext. 2011
www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org

 

Children

Childhelp USA/National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-4453
www.childhelpusa.org

Children’s Defense Fund
202-628-8787
www.childrensdefense.org

Child Welfare League of America
202-638-2952
www.cwla.org

National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Child Protection and Custody/Resource Center on Domestic Violence
1-800-527-3233
www.ncjfcj.org

Center for Judicial Excellence
info@centerforjudicialexcellence.org 
www.centerforjudicialexcellence.org

 

Teens

Love is respect
Hotline: 1-866-331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org

Break the Cycle
202-824-0707
www.breakthecycle.org

College Campus Safety Guide

 

Different Abilities

Domestic Violence Initiative
(303) 839-5510/ (877) 839-5510
www.dviforwomen.org

Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN) 
Email: Hotline@deafdawn.org 
VP: 202-559-5366
www.deafdawn.org

 

Women of Color

Women of Color Network
1-800-537-2238
www.wocninc.org

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
incite.natl@gmail.com 
www.incite-national.org

 

Latina/Latino

Alianza
1-505-753-3334
www.dvalianza.org

Casa de Esperanza
Linea de crisis 24-horas/24-hour crisis line
1-651-772-1611
www.casadeesperanza.org

National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities
1-651-646-5553
www.nationallatinonetwork.org

 

Immigrant

The National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project
(202) 274-4457
http://www.niwap.org/

 

Indigenous Women

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
855-649-7299
www.niwrc.org

Indigenous Women’s Network
1-512-258-3880
www.indigenouswomen.org

 

Asian/Pacific Islander

Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
1-415-954-9988
www.apiidv.org

Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV) 
1-212- 473-6485
www.caaav.org

Manavi
1-732-435-1414
www.manavi.org

 

African-American

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
1-877-643-8222
www.dvinstitute.org

The Black Church and Domestic Violence Institute
1-770-909-0715
www.bcdvi.org

 

Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Gay, Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming

The Audre Lorde Project
1-178-596-0342
www.alp.org

LAMBDA GLBT Community Services
1-206-350-4283
http://www.qrd.org/qrd/www/orgs/avproject/main.htm

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
1-212-714-1184
www.ncavp.org

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
1-202-393-5177
www.ngltf.org

Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse
1-206-568-7777
www.nwnetwork.org

Trans Lifeline
877-565-8860
www.translifeline.org

 

Abuse in Later Life

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
1-608-255-0539
www.ncall.us

National Center for Elder Abuse
1-855-500-3537
www.aginginplace.org

 

Men

National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) 
1-720-466-3882
www.nomas.org

A Call to Men
1-917-922-6738
www.acalltomen.org

Men Can Stop Rape
1-202-265-6530
www.mencanstoprape.org

Men Stopping Violence
1-866-717-9317
www.menstoppingviolence.org

 

Legal

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
1-202-662-1000
www.abanet.org/domviol

Battered Women’s Justice Project
1-800-903-0111
www.bwjp.org

Legal Momentum
1-212-925-6635
www.legalmomentum.org

Womenslaw.org
www.womenslaw.org

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
1-800-903-0111 x 3
www.ncdbw.org

Legal Network for Gender Equity

nwlc.org/join-the-legal-network/


Self-Harm Hotlines

Depression Hotline:   1-630-482-9696

Suicide Hotline:   1-800-784-8433

Self Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)

LifeLine:   1-800-273-8255

Trevor Project:   1-866-488-7386

Eating Disorders Hotline:   1-847-831-3438

Rape and Sexual Assault:   1-800-656-4673

Grief Support:   1-650-321-5272

Runaway:   1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000

Self-injury Foundation’s National Crisis Line: 1-800-334-HELP

Real Help for Teens Help Line: 1-877-332-7333

National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-TALK

 

Huge thanks to our colleagues at The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence for providing this list of resources.


Why is this Happening? / Is this Happening? / How Do I Know?

At several points during or after an abusive relationship a victim may ask him- or herself Why is this happening? or Why did this happen? The victim may also even question the existence of abuse (a side effect of gaslighting among other types of abuse) or how to spot it. We have compiled a set of resources that help individuals reach an answer to these Who, What, How, and Why questions.

Glossary of Terminology

Throughout this site, and perhaps in your own research, you may have come across certain terms used to describe methods or situations of, or conditions that result from, domestic violence. We have compiled a comprehensive list of terms that you may find helpful. Victims of domestic violence may find this resource to be especially useful in terms of being able to identify elements of their experience.