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Domestic Violence Organizations and Resources


There are local, state and national support systems available to help victims of domestic violence. They can help with housing, legal information, welfare, treatment and counseling. For a list of local and state domestic violence shelters and programs, look in the area phone book.

Information concerning domestic violence, support and programs also can be attained through the following national resources:

— National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE
— TDD for the hearing impaired
(800) 787-3224
— National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
(800) 537-2238
— Division of Violence Prevention Center for Disease Control and Prevention
(404) 488-4646
— National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(303) 839-1852
— National Institute for Violence Prevention
(508) 833-0731
— Resource Center on Child Protection and Custody
(800) 527-3223



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“Men Who Beat the Men Who Love Them: Battered Gay Men and Domestic Violence” by David Island and Patrick Letellier, Harrington Park Press, 1991.

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Domestic Violence Organizations and Resources

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