Domestic Violence Resources
Learn the signs of abuse and how to respond.


National Organization List

Futures Without Violence

www.futureswithoutviolence.org
100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 678-5500

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.ncadv.org
mainoffice@ncadv.org
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 1603
Denver, CO 80203
303-839-1852
303-831-9251 Fax
303-839-1681 TTY

National Network to End Domestic Violence

www.nnedv.org
1400 16th Street NW, Ste. 330
Washington, DC 20036
202-543-5566
202-543-5626 Fax

National Domestic Violence Hotline

www.ndvh.org
P.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX 78716
(512) 794-1133
512-794-1199 Fax
1-800-787-3224 TTY
800-799-SAFE (7233) Hotline

Sanctuary For Families

www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org
P.O. Box 1406
Wall Street Station
New York, NY 10268
(212) 349-6009

State Coalition List

Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.acadv.org
Email: info@acadv.org
P.O. Box 4762
Montgomery, AL 36101
(334) 832-4842
800-650-6522 Hotline

Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

www.andvsa.org
130 Seward Street, Suite 209
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 586-3650

Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.azcadv.org
2800 N Central Ave, Ste 1570
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 279-2900
800-782-6400 Hotline

Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.domesticpeace.com
1401 W Capitol, Ste 170
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 907-5612
800-799-7233 Hotline

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

www.cpedv.org
PO Box 1798
Sacramento, CA 95812-1798
916-444-7163
800-799-7233 Hotline

Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.ccadv.org
P.O. Box 18902
Denver, CO 80218-0902
(303) 831-9632
888-778-7091 Hotline

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.ctcadv.org
912 Silas Deane Hwy, Lower Level
Wethersfield, CT 06109
(860) 282-7899
888-774-2900 Hotline

Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.dcadv.org
100 N. 10th Street, Suite 703
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 658-2958
1-302-762-6110 Hotline

District of Columbia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.dccadv.org
5 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-299-1181

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.fcadv.org
425 Office Park Plaza Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 209-0280
800-500-1119 Hotline

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.gcadv.org
114 New Street, Suite B
Decatur, GA 30030
404-209-0280
1-800-33-HAVEN (42836) Hotline

Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.hscadv.org
810 Richards St, Ste 960
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 486-5072
(808) 841-0822 Hotline

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

www.idvsa.org
300 E Mallard Drive, Suite 130
Boise, Idaho 83706
208-384-0419
800-669-3176 Hotline

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.ilcadv.org
801 S. 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 789-2830

Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.icadvinc.org
1915 W 18th Street, Suite B
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-917-3685
1-800-332-7385 Hotline

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.icadv.org
3030 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 244-8028
800-942-0333 Hotline

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

www.kcsdv.org
634 SW Harrison
Topeka, KS 66603
785-232-9784
888-363-2287 Hotline

Kentucky Domestic Violence Association

www.kdva.org
111 Darby Shire Circle
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 209-5382

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.lcadv.org
P. O. Box 77308
Baton Rouge, LA 70879-7308
(225) 752-1296
888-411-1333 Hotline

Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence

www.mcedv.org
104 Sewall Street
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 430-8334
866-834-4357 Hotline

Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

www.mnadv.org
4601 Presidents Dr, Ste 370
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 429-3601
800-634-3577 Hotline

Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence - Jane Doe Inc.

www.janedoe.org
14 Beacon Street, #507
Boston, MA 02108
617-248-0922
1-877-785-2020 Hotline

Michigan Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

www.mcadsv.org
3893 Okemos Road, #B2
Okemos, MI 48864
(517) 347-7000

Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women

www.mcbw.org
60 E Plato Blvd, Ste 130
St. Paul, MN 55107
(651) 646-6177
866-223-1111 Hotline

Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.mcadv.org
P.O. Box 4703
Jackson, MS 39296
(601) 981-9196

Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.mocadsv.org
217 Oscar Dr, Ste A
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-634-4161

Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

www.mt.net/~mcadsv
P.O. Box 818
Helena, MT 59624
406-443-7794

Nebraska Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition

www.ndvsac.org
245 S 84th St, Ste 200
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 476-6256
800-876-6238 Hotline

Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence

www.nnadv.org
250 S Rock Blvd, Ste 116
Reno, NV 89502
775-828-1115
800-500-1556 Hotline

New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

www.nhcadsv.org
Email: info@nhcadsv.org
P. O. Box 353
Concord, NH 03302
800-852-3388 Hotline

New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women

www.njcbw.org
1670 Whitehorse-Hamilton Sq. Rd.
Trenton, NJ 08690
(609) 584-8107
1-800-572-SAFE (7233) Hotline

New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.nmcadv.org
1000 Cordova Place, #52
Sante Fe, NM 87505
505-246-9240
800-773-3645 Hotline

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.nyscadv.org
119 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12210
518-482-5465
800-942-6906 Hotline

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.nccadv.org
123 W Market St, Ste 700
Durham, NC 27701
919-956-9124
888-232-9124 Hotline

North Dakota Council on Abused Women's Services

www.ndcaws.org
525 N 4th St
Bismarck, ND 58501
701-255-6240
800-472-2911 Hotline

Ohio Domestic Violence Network

www.odvn.org
4807 Evanswood Drive, Suite 201
Columbus, OH 43229
614-781-9651
800-934-9840 Hotline

Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

www.ocadvsa.org
3815 N. Santa Fe Ave, Ste. 124
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
405-524-0700
800-522-7233 Hotline

Oregon Coalition Against Domestic Violence & S A

www.ocadsv.com
1737 NE Alberta St, Ste 205
Portland, OR 97211
503-230-1951
888-235-5333 Hotline

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.pcadv.org
3605 Vartan Way, Ste 101
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 545-6400
1-800-932-4632 Hotline

Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.ricadv.org
422 Post Road, #102
Warwick, RI 02888-1524
(401) 467-9940
800-494-8100 Hotline

South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

www.sccadvasa.org
P.O. Box 7776
Columbia, SC 29202
(803) 256-2900
803-256-1030 Fax
800-260-9293 Hotline

South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

www.southdakotacoalition.com
P.O. Box 141
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 945-0869
800-430-7233 Hotline

Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

www.tcadsv.org
2 International Plaza Dr, Ste 425
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 386-9406
1-800-356-6767 Hotline

Texas Council on Family Violence

www.tcfv.org
P.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX 78716
(512) 794-1133
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) Hotline

Utah Domestic Violence Council

www.udvc.org
205 N 400 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
801-521-5544
1-800-897-5465 Hotline

Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

www.vtnetwork.org
P.O. Box 405
Montpelier, VT 05601
802-223-1302
1-800-228-7395 Hotline

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

www.vsdvalliance.org
5008 Monument Ave, Ste A
Richmond, VA 23230
804-377-0335
1-800-838-8238 Hotline

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.wscadv.org
500 Union St, Ste. 200
Seattle WA 98101
206-389-2515
1-800-562-6025 Hotline

West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.wvcadv.org
5004 Elk River Rd S
Elkview, WV 25071
304-965-3552

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin

endabusewi.org
1245 E Washington Ave, Suite 150
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608.255.0539
Fax: 608.255.3560

Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

www.wyomingdvsa.org
710 Garfield St, Ste 218
Laramie, WY 82073
307-755-5481
800-990-3877 Hotline

CUT IT OUT® Trainer List
Name Organization City State Email Phone Number
Saralyn Tabachnick AWARE, Inc Juneau AK Click Here (907) 586-6623
Cheri Smith The LeeShore Center Kenai AK Click Here (907) 283-9479
Cheryl DeWitt Women In Safe Homes Ketchikan AK Click Here (907) 228-4089
Vicki D'Amico Sitkans Against Family Violence Sitka AK Click Here (907) 747-3370
Kathy Wells Crisis Services of North Alabama Athens AL Click Here (256) 640-1599
Sharita Jenkins Crisis Services of North Alabama Athens AL Click Here (256) 694-0078
Johnny Lee Peace at Work Birmingham AL Click Here (919) 274-5515
Amber Sutton Safehouse Birmingham AL Click Here (205) 705-0855
Leah Costello Victim Services of Cullman, Inc. Cullman AL Click Here (256) 775-2600
Rachel Cabaniss Safeplace Florence AL Click Here (256) 767-3076
Rebecca Bennett Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence Little Rock AR Click Here (501) 907-5612
Jannie Condley River Valley Shelter for Battered Women and Children, Inc. Russellville AR Click Here (479) 968-3110
Kaye Candlish White County Domestic Violence Prevention, Inc. Searcy AR Click Here (501) 278-5130
Elizabeth Ditlevson Garman Community Alliance Against Family Abuse Apache Junction AZ Click Here (480) 982-0205
Teri Mingus Mesa Family Advocacy Center MESA AZ Click Here (480) 644-4675
Sarah Partridge The Olive Press Mesa AZ Click Here(915) 538-8673
Grace Crockett Agnes' Centers For Domestic Violence Phoenix AZ Click Here (602) 442-6616
Doreen Nicholas Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Phoenix AZ Click Here (602) 279-2900
Amanda Servin Chrysalis Phoenix AZ Click Here (602) 955-9059
Brigid Ebert Time To Talk About It Scottsdale AZ Click Here (480) 338-5196
Tanya Garcia Human Options Irvine CA Click Here (949)737-5242
Roxanne Vidrio Human Options Irvine CA Click Here (949)737-5242
Renalynn Funtanilla Human Options Irvine CA Click Here (949)737-5242
Marissa Charlotte Presley Human Options Irvine CA Click Here (949)737-5242
Lindsey Jones Ziegler Humboldt Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Arcata CA Click Here (707) 267-5671
Sarah Garrison DOVES of Big Bear Valley, Inc. Big Bear Lake CA Click Here (909) 866-1546
Alyssa Cozine Catalyst Domestic Violence Services Chico CA Click Here (530) 343-7711
Bona Ruiz San Diego Domestic Violence El Cajon CA Click Here (619) 638-3367
Laura Facciani Marjaree Mason Center Fresno CA Click Here (559) 487-1360
Dana Masih Plumas Rural Services Graeagle CA Click Here (916) 812-3262
Julia Patino Kings County District Attorney Victim Witness Program Hanford CA Click Here (559) 852-2644
Susanna Barnett Morongo Basin Unity Home Joshua Tree CA Click Here (760) 366-1247
Martha Thorson Renewal Resources Los Altos CA Click Here (408) 420-7895
Diane Biros Fleet and Family Support Center NAS Lemoore CA Click Here (559) 998-2959
Delicia Martinetti Plumas Rural Services Domestic Violence Services Quincy CA Click Here (530) 283-5675
Julie Tanaka Plumas Rural Services Domestic Violence Services Quincy CA Click Here (530) 283-5675
Nilda Valmores My Sister's House Sacramento CA Click Here (916) 930-0626
Deborah Jacroux Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Salinas CA Click Here (831) 238-7107
Martha Welden Live Violence Free Santa Cruz CA Click Here (831) 426-3062
Jennifer Jones Women's Center-Youth & Family Services Stockton CA Click Here (209) 366-3255
Michelle Schaunaman TESSA Colorado Springs CO Click Here (719) 785-6842
Amanda Smith Estes Valley Victim Advocates Estes Park CO Click Here (970) 577-9781
Kristin Watts Project 31:25 Fort Collins CO Click Here (970) 227-8670
Sarah Buckley Advocate Safehouse Project Glenwood Springs CO Click Here (970) 928-2074
Jana Joramo Nurse-Family Partnership/Mesa County Health Department Grand Junction CO Click Here (970) 270-9234
Trish Wood LEVI- Longmont Ending Violence Initiative Longmont CO Click Here (303) 774-4534
Kate Wiseman Alternatives to Violence Loveland CO Click Here (970) 669-5150
Marcella Bradford Alliance Against Domestic Abuse Salida CO Click Here (719) 539-7347
Sarah Lubarsky The Center for Family Justice, Formerly The Center for Women and Families Bridgeport CT Click Here (203) 334-6154
Shaunna Cullen New Horizons Domestic Violence Services Colchester CT Click Here (860) 344-9599
Susie DiVietro Connecticut Children's Medical Center Hartford CT Click Here (860) 837-5311
Melva O'Neill Safe Futures New London CT Click Here (860) 447-0366
Kerry Linden Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury Waterbury CT Click Here (203) 753-3613
Rebecca Beebe Connecticut Children's Medical Center Injury Prevention Center West Hartford CT Click Here (978) 884-7150
Jennifer Ferreira National Center for Victims of Crime Washington DC Click Here (202) 459-3655
Cindy Mitchell The Salvation Army Brevard County Domestic Violence Program Cocoa FL Click Here (321) 631-3766
Crystal Poplin Another Way Chiefland FL Click Here (352) 493-6810
Marianna McIntyre Micah's Place Fernandina Beach FL Click Here (904) 491-6364
Colleen Henderson Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. Fort Myers FL Click Here (239) 939-2553
Felicia Jackson The Eagles Wings Sanctuary Highland FL Click Here (863) 409-1091
Michelle Jewett SafeHouse of seminole Lake Monroe FL Click Here (407) 302-5220
Jason Young The Shelter for Abused Women & Children Naples FL Click Here (239) 775-3862
Karen Harmon The Shelter for Abused Women & Children Naples FL Click Here (239) 775-3862
Shirlean GrahamMartha's HouseOkeechobeeFL Click Here (863) 763-2893
Lynn Needs The Salvation Army Domestic Violence Program West Pasco Port RicheyFL Click Here (727) 815-8539
Jessica Hays Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Sarasota FL Click Here (941) 365-0208
April Johnson Dawn Center of Hernando County Spring Hill FL Click Here (352) 592-1288
Mary Cauthen YWCA of Palm Beach County West Palm Beach FL Click Here (561) 640-0050
Sara Walsh Alpert Jewish Family and Children's Service West Palm Beach FL Click Here (561) 238-0242
LaTonia Camp Stylists Between Worlds Atlanta GA Click Here (404) 981-3045
Tiarra Williams Hope Harbour Columbus GA Click Here (706) 256-0237
April Swing Circle of Hope Cornelia GA Click Here (706) 766-3406
Katora Printup Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center Dalton GA Click Here (706) 278-6595
Rachel Bowman Douglas County Task Force on Family Violence and Sexual Assault Center Douglasville GA Click Here (678) 715-1196
Teresa Smith S.H.A.R.E House Douglasville GA Click Here (770) 949-0626
Barb Johns Women In Need of God's Shelter Dublin GA Click Here (478) 272-5880
Vanessa Wilkins Promise Place Fayetteville Ga Click Here (770) 461-3839
Oshetha Shakoor HigherTree Center for Well-Being Loganville GA Click Here (770) 285-8539
Katherine Denton Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia Macon GA Click Here (478) 731-3748
Melissa Nunn Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia Macon GA Click Here (478) 320-3228
Dealvah Simms Crisis Line & Safe House of Central GA Macon GA Click Here (478) 745-9292
Jalaine Ward CL & SH Board Macon GAClick Here (478) 471-0861
Emily PiassickCrisis Line and Safe House of Central GA Macon GA Click Here (478) 301-2862
Jamie BormannCrisis Line & Safe House Macon GA Click Here(478) 745-9292
Amy Weaver Hospitality House for Women, Inc. Rome GA Click Here (706) 235-4608
Omika Humphrey The Salvation Army Safe House Warner Robbins GA Click Here (478) 923-2348
Tamara Rodriguez The Salvation Army Safe House Warner Robins GA Click Here (478) 923-2348
Kacey Barrow Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center Adel IA Click Here (515) 993-4095
Diane McKee Catholic Charities Phoenix House Council Bluffs IA Click Here (712) 256-2059
Katie Kieffer Catholic Charities Phoenix House Council Bluffs IA Click Here (712) 256-2059
Monica Goedken-Abramowitz Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence Des Moines IA Click Here (515) 244-8028
Stephanie Fluckey Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center Orient IA Click Here (515) 240-4883
Chelsea Hogrefe Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault Storm Lake IA Click Here (712) 732-8120
Dulce Phillips Bingham Crisis Center Blackfoot ID Click Here (208) 785-1047
Willy Warner Family Safety Network Driggs ID Click Here (208) 354-8057
Laurie Lewis YWCA of Lewiston,ID-Clarkston,WA Lewiston ID Click Here (208) 743-1535
Christine Jones Post Falls Police Victim Services Unit Post Falls ID Click Here (208) 773-6349
Karen Ledbetter Lemhi County Crisis Intervention Salmon ID Click Here (208) 756-3146
Beth Maskell VOICES of Stephenson County Freeport IL Click Here (815) 235-9421
Christina Perez Building Community Values Chicago IL Click Here (773) 209-7852
Alberta Powell The Phoenix Center Association Chicago IL Click Here (773) 431-6001
Brenda Copeland All Types Counseling Services Palos Hills IL Click Here (708) 408-7200
Wendy Dickson YWCA Evanston North Shore Evanston IL Click Here (847) 864-8445
Carol Hennon Center for Prevention of Abuse Peoria IL Click Here (309) 698-2874
Karen Schaller Violence Prevention Center Belleville IL Click Here (618) 236-2531
Aileen Robinson Chicago Police Department Chicago IL Click Here (312) 745-6340
Marj Askins Safe Passage Dekalb IL Click Here (815) 756-5228
Ruth Peterson Community Crisis Center Elgin IL Click Here (847) 742-4088
Vicki Meilach South Suburban Family Shelter Elgin IL Click Here (708) 794-2140
Vicki Meilach South Suburban Family Shelter Homewood ILClick Here (708) 794-2140
Diane Mayfield WIRC-CAA Victim Services Macomb IL Click Here (309) 837-6622
Megan Brechon Remedies Rockford IL Click Here (815) 962-6102
Becky Winstead Remedies Renewing Lives Rockford IL Click Here (815) 962-6102
Laura Kresse Sojourn Shelter & Services, Inc. Springfield IL Click Here (217) 726-5100
Veronica Henry-Redell YWCA of the Sauk Valley Sterling IL Click Here (815) 625-0343
Renee Rogers-Williams Crisis Center for South suburbia Tinley Park IL Click Here (708) 429-7255
Kari Skloot A Safe Place Zion IL Click Here (847) 731-7165
Trinity-Cadence Blake YWCA Fort Wayne IN Click Here (260) 424-4908
Jaime Wilhoite Madison County Sheriff's Department Victim Assistance Program Anderson IN Click Here (765) 646-4079
Tina Keller Safe Passage, Inc. Batesville IN Click Here (812) 933-1990
Brandi Watson Abion Fellows Bacon Center Evansville IN Click Here (812) 422-9372
Leslie James-Wilhite Albion Fellows Bacon Center Evansville IN Click Here (812) 422-9372
Jennifer Rohlf YWCA Northeast Indiana Fort Wayne IN Click Here (260) 424-4908
Elizabeth Butts Putnam County Family Support Services Greencastle IN Click Here (765) 653-4820
Joan Knies Crisis Connection, Inc. Jasper IN Click Here (812) 482-1555
Caitlin Bartnik Muncie Police Department Domestic Violence Unit Muncie IN Click Here (765) 747-4874
Susan Ferguson Prevail, Inc. Noblesville IN Click Here (317) 773-6942
Shannon Belcher The Beaman Home Rocherster IN Click Here (574) 703-0722
Diane Schmeltz YWCA North Central Indiana South Bend IN Click Here (574) 233-9491
Larissa Freeman Cricket Alley Ministries, Inc. Wichita KS Click Here (316) 992-5329
Jennifer Badesire Options: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, Inc. Hays KS  
Curt Brungardt Jana's Campaign, Inc. Hays KS Click Here (785) 656-0324
Kristine Chapman Willow Domestic Violence Center Lawrence KS Click Here (785) 331-2034
Erica Sader Sader Advocacy Lawrence KS Click Here (442) 222-8287
Dorothy Sparks Hope Unlimited, Inc. Lola KS Click Here (620) 365-7566
Cassie Myers The Willow Domestic Violence Center Lola KS Click Here (785) 242-6300
Audra Fullerton YWCA Topeka Center for Safety and Empowerment Ottawa KS Click Here (785) 354-7927
Ali Smith Safehouse Crisis Center Pittsburgh KS Click Here (620) 235-4831
Farai Harreld YWCA Center for Safety and EmpowermentTopeka KS Click Here (785) 233-1750
Mary Stafford SAFEHOME Overland Park KS Click Here (913) 378-1533
Tanya Thomas SpringHaven, Inc. Elizabethtown KY Click Here (270) 765-4057
Marcia Partin Retired Professional Counselor Lexington KY Click Here (859) 351-9241
Sara Choate The Center for Women and Families Louisville KY Click Here (502) 640-1003
Cassie Drochelman Family Tree Louisville KY Click Here (512) 539-7041
Melissa Greenwell Women's Crisis Center Maysville KY Click Here (606) 564-6708
Alexis Anderson PREACH Baton Rouge LA Click Here (225) 244-9828
Sarah Bounds Iris Domestic Violence Center Baton Rouge LA Click Here (225) 389-3001
Erin Huggins Fleet and Family Support Center New Orleans Belle Chasse LA Click Here (504) 678-0867
Gail Gowland St. Bernard Battered Women's Program, Inc. Chalmette LA Click Here (504) 277-3177
Janet Arnold Project Celebration Mansfield LA Click Here (318) 525-7050
Terrie Queen Autrey Domestic Abuse Resistance Team (DART) Ruston LA Click Here (318) 513-9373
Lucia Cerqueira Mass Alliance of Portuguese Speakers Framingham MA Click Here (508) 782-2652
Carmen Nieves Womanshelter/Companeras Holyoke MA Click Here (413) 538-9717
Kimberly Okeefe Tewksbury Police Department Tewksbury MA Click Here (978) 851-7373
Sherri Advocate New Hope, Inc Milford MA Click Here (774) 462-3202
Gail Johnson Westford Board of Health Westford MA Click Here (978) 399-2548
Shawn MacMaster Middlesex District Attorney's Office Woburn MA Click Here (781) 640-9532
Sandy Collins Westford Coalition of Non Violence (WCNV) Westfield MA Click Here (978) 479-7552
Gail Johnson Westford Health Department Westfield MA Click Here (978) 399-2548
Terri Bennett YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Arnold MD Click Here (410) 626-7800
Keyandra Brisco Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland Baltimore MD Click Here (410) 281-1334
Anika Alvanzo Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore MD Click Here (410) 502-2048
Sally Hess House of Ruth Maryland Baltimore MD Click Here (410) 261-3025
Jill Fellman SARC Bel Air MD Click Here (410) 836-8431
Vanita Leatherwood HopeWorks of Howard County Columbia MD Click Here (410) 997-0304
Amy Ocasio Cecil County Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Center Elkton MD Click Here (410) 996-0333
Nina Carr Heartly House Frederick MD Click Here (301) 418-6610
Michelle Pentony Heartly House Frederick MD Click Here (301) 662-8800
Erin Boguski Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence Lanham MD Click Here (301) 429-3601
Ivelisse Baez Victim Assistance and Sexula Assault Program (Trauma Services) Abused Persons Program Rockville MD Click Here (240) 777-1355
Linda Shaw The Next Step Upper Marlboro MD Click Here (301) 512-8376
Kelley Rainey Family And Children's Serivces Westminster MD Click Here (410) 876-1233
Mary Hanley New Hope for Women Bath ME Click Here (207) 542-2904
Casey Faulkingham Hope & Justice Project Presque Isle ME Click Here (207) 764-2977
Julie DeBoer Safe Haven Ministries Grand Rapids MI Click Here (616) 452-6664
Marey Jurkovich River House, Inc. Grayling MI Click Here (989) 348-3169
Crystal Martin Family Counseling and Shelter Services of Monroe County Monroe MI Click Here (734) 241-0180
Lynn Wilhelm Turning Point Mount Clemens MI Click Here (586) 463-4430
Rihan Issa Women's Aid Service, Inc. Mount Pleasant MI Click Here (989) 463-6324
Mary Jo Hare SafeCenter St. Johns MI Click Here (989) 723-9716
Anne Parpas Integrative Health Consultants Wyoming MI Click Here (616) 773-2908
Lana Hollerud Crime Victims Resource Center Austin MN Click Here (507) 434-1891
Stephanie Pry Polk County Coordinated Victim Services Crookston MN Click Here (218) 281-1554
Morgan Croft Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women Duluth MN Click Here (218) 269-5534
Kristi Beaver Safe Haven Shelter & Resource Center Duluth MN Click Here (218) 740-6601
Susan Rivard St. Joseph the Worker/Domestic Violence Awareness and Action Maple Grove MN Click Here (612) 247-4428
Anna Krause Crabb Minnetonka City Attorney's Office Minnetonka MN Click Here (952) 939-8266
Londa Burns Pathways of West Central MN Inc Montevideo MN Click Here (320) 321-1199
Amy Workman Headwaters Intervention Center Park Rapids MN Click Here (218) 732-7413
Kari Hitchcock Home Free Plymouth MN Click Here (763) 559-9008
Jackie Benoit-Petrich Women's Shelter Inc. Rochester MN Click Here (507) 285-1938
Randi Jenson Violence Intervention Project Roseau MN Click Here (218) 684-0934
Debra Schroeder Anna Marie's Alliance St. Cloud MN Click Here (320) 251-7203
Tanja Richter Someplace Safe Wadena MN Click Here (218) 631-3311
Jen Johnson Safe Avenues Willmar MN Click Here
JennaLee Marcy Southwest Crisis Center Windom MN Click Here (507) 831-2244
Yolanda Fisher The Women's Safe House St. Louis MO Click Here (314) 772-4535
Becky Vermeire The Crisis Center of Taney County, Inc. Branson MO Click Here (417) 561-5105
Molly Woeltje Safe House for Women Cape Girardeau MO Click Here (573) 335-7745
Pam Otto Rape & Abuse Crisis Service Jefferson City MO Click Here (573) 634-8346
Shannon Nicholson YWCA Woman's Place St. Peters MO Click Here (636) 373-7911
Dell Hatch Family Resource Center of North Ms Tupelo MS Click Here (662) 844-0013
Paula Vaughn The Center for Violence Prevention Pearl MS Click Here (601) 932-4198
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What Is Domestic

Abuse?

Domestic abuse occurs when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person. Abuse can come in the form of physical, mental and/or emotional abuse.

Domestic abuse:

  • Is a pattern of violent and coercive tactics committed by one intimate partner against another
  • Is a pattern of controlling behavior that consists of physical, sexual, and/or psychological abuse or assaults
  • Is a learned pattern of behavior
  • Impacts everyone around the victim: children, family, friends, and co-workers
  • Can happen to anyone - women, men and children of all races, cultures and income levels


What Are the Characteristics of an Abuser?

Perpetrators of domestic abuse can be found in all genders, socio-economic classes, cultures, and races. The only common demographic factor is that most perpetrators are male but most men are not perpetrators.

  • 97% of victims of domestic abuse are female and their perpetrator is male
  • Domestic abuse can occur in same sex relationships
  • Domestic abuse can occur in heterosexual relationships where the female is the perpetrator
Perpetrators do share many common behavior characteristics. The major common factor among perpetrators is their belief system regarding relationships. Abusers believe they are entitled to own their partner and that love is about ownership and possession. This entitlement/ownership belief system is used by perpetrators to justify their abusive actions. Perpetrators believe that in a relationship setting they must have absolute control over their victim.


What Are the Signs of Abuse?

While bruises and other physical markings of abuse heal over time, the underlying mental and emotional damage show in various ways and can last a lifetime. If you or someone you know frequently calls in sick to work, has unexplained bruises or injuries, is frequently irritable or depressed, shows low self-esteem or powerlessness concerning their relationship, makes attempts to isolate themselves or continuously blames themselves for things that go wrong in life, pay attention - these could be red flags of an abusive relationship.

It is important to remember that one sign does not prove abuse. However, a combination of signs or repeated signs may indicate abuse.

Signs of abuse include:

  • Bruising in different stages of healing, especially if the bruising is in areas not usually seen by others,such as the scalp
  • Bald spots indicating hair has been torn or pulled out
  • Frequent injuries, especially with unusual explanations
  • Injuries not seen but indicated by general mobility difficulties due to soreness, tenderness, bruising
  • Isolation from friends and family
  • Low self-esteem, a sense the victim doesn't deserve better
  • Self-blame or unrealistic guilt
  • Partner always accompanies client to appointments or waits outside in the parking lot
  • Fear of the partner, insecurity about their actions
You may also notice behavioral patterns:

  • The partner dictates the frequency of salon visits
  • The partner will not allow your client to change hair color or style
  • The partner is controlling or excessively jealous


What Can You Do?

Be aware and help others understand that domestic violence is absolutely, totally unacceptable and usually escalates over time. Always have information to local resources and the National Domestic Violence Hotline
(1-800-799-SAFE)
on hand.

Most important:

  • Believe the person telling you they are being abused. Their abuser may have them convinced that they are at fault or don't deserve better treatment.
  • Be a trusted confidant. Keep all information entrusted to you confidential.
  • Gently guide the victim to find help. Urge the victim to seek consultation with an objective third party and offer information on local domestic violence agencies and the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-SAFE).
  • Order your FREE CUT IT OUT® materials for your salon.
  • Don't try to fix the problem or become a counselor. Your local domestic violence agency is staffed with trained personnel to counsel victims and help to ensure their safety. All have access to a shelter or safe house. Don't put yourself in harm's way or increase the danger for the victim by getting in the middle.
  • Get Involved in the CUT IT OUT® Program.