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Domestic Violence (cont.)

Resources

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence provides information on domestic violence and related issues; (800) 531-2238.

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers many resources. They also offer a free booklet, "Hope and Power," to provide information and guidance to domestic-violence victims about managing their finances and obtaining economic security. Send an email that includes your mailing address to bely@ncadv.org to request a single complimentary copy.

National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-SAFE [7233]) is staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors who can provide crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health-care centers, and counseling. There is also a toll-free number for the hearing-impaired: 1-800-787-3224 (TDD).

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline provides free confidential assistance for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of all ages.; (888) THE-GLNH. http://www.glnh.org.

Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project provides direct services and resources to allow gay, bisexual, and transgender men to remove themselves from violent situations and relationships.

Health Resource Center on Child Custody Protection provides information related to child protection and custody in the context of domestic violence; (800) 527-3223.

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence lists phone numbers and resources to help you find a lawyer.

Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan features a discussion forum where you can talk with others involved in domestic violence and its prevention.

FaithTrust Institute is an educational resource on abuse and religion.

Medically reviewed by Rambod Rouhbakhsh, MD, MBA, FAAFP; American Board of Family Medicine

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/20/2014

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