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The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a powerful weapon in the fight against abuse. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, call 1-800-799-SAFE. This number links you to a domestic violence advocate who can connect you to the nearest domestic violence center in your area. The call is totally anonymous. It's untraceable. The first step is picking up the phone and calling for help. Please take that first step.
The Hotline serves as the only domestic violence hotline in the nation with access to more than 4,000 shelters and domestic violence programs across the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Advocates receive approximately 23,500 calls each month. The Hotline is toll-free, confidential and anonymous. It operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in more than 170 different languages through interpreter services, with a TTY line available for the deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing.
The following links are resources from The National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Safety Plan Guidelines:
Personal Safety with an Abuser
Getting Ready to Leave
General Guidelines for Leaving an Abusive Relationship
After Leaving the Abusive Relationship
For a Printable Personal Safety Plan Click Here
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: Safety planning for someone involved in an abusive relationship is a necessary and important step. Planning can be used while you are still with your abuser or after the relationship has ended. While still in an abusive relationship, your safety is of primary importance.