At the National Domestic Violence Hotline… We believe that every caller deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We believe that every family deserves to live in a world free from violence. We believe that safe homes and safe families are the foundation of a safe society.

Until the violence stops, the hotline will continue to answer…One Call at a Time. Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services. If you or someone you know is frightened about something in your relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

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Decade For Change Report

On the occasion of the National Domestic Violence Hotline’s 10th Anniversary and the recent reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, the Hotline hosted the DECADE FOR CHANGE SUMMIT, a series of three meetings which were held across the country last year. The goal was to create a unified, national movement in ending domestic violence in America. You can download the final report from these efforts by clicking here.

Women's Radio Interviews Sheryl Cates

Join Pat Lynch, WomensRadio Editor-In-Chief and Host of “Speak Up!” as she interviews Hotline CEOSheryl Cates. Sheryl ‘Speaks Up’ against domestic violence by providing both options and a safety plan to abused women who take the initial step of calling the hotline. Learn how you can be safe yourself and how you can help spread the word to other women.

New National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline and Liz Claiborne Inc. announced Thursday the launch of the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (NTDAH), a 24-hour national web-based and telephone helpline created to help teens (ages 13-18) experiencing dating abuse during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC.

Corporate, Entertainment and Social Justice Leaders Announce Unprecedented National Platform to End Domestic Violence

Leaders from across the country are convening to change the face of domestic violence in America. Based on outcomes of the historic Decade for Change Summit, the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) today announced preliminary action steps designed to end domestic violence in America by 2017.

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Goodsearch is a new search engine that donates advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charity of your choice. It works like a regular search engine, powered by Yahoo!, so you can always find what you're looking for. Visit and designate the National Domestic Violence Hotline as the organization you would like to support.

A Life Interrupted

Just a few short years ago, hundreds of thousands of rape kits sat unexamined, the legal time limit for prosecution slowly ticking away, while offenders who committed unspeakable acts walked free. Debbie Smith changed that. Inspired by actual events, "A Life Interrupted" follows this brave woman's journey to reclaim her life and put thousands of rapists behind bars.

First Call to NTDAH made by Mary Beth Buchanan, Acting Director of the Office on Violence Against Women

Listen to the first call to the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline...

Sterling Silver Fundraising Heart Lariat Necklace

As seen in Seventeen Magazine, this beautiful lariat necklace was specifically developed to assist in raising funds for the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline.

If something about your relationship with your partner scares you and you need to talk, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).