24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.

Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.

Advocates attend extensive training sessions to prepare for crisis intervention support, safety planning, education, advocacy, and referrals for survivors; they also undergo training to support friends, family members, and others concerned about loved ones experiencing situations of abuse.

They rely on support from generous individuals, corporations, foundations, and federal grants to continue this vital work. Our largest single source of financial support comes from an annual federal grant from the Family Violence Prevention Services Office of the US Department of Health and Human Services. This funding is critical to The Hotline’s continued ability to provide services directly to survivors and their loved ones.