Heart & Hands

National Domestic Violence Hotline



Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

Mission and Vision

We answer the call to support and shift power back to those affected by relationship abuse.

We envision a world where all relationships are positive, healthy, and free from violence.

These key values inform our work: integrity, thought leadership, excellence, collaboration, social justice, caring, and survivor-centered thinking.


Here For You. Free. Confidential. 24/7.
CALL: 1-800-799-SAFE ••• 1-800-799-7233
TEXT: Text “START” to 88788
CHAT: Live Chat with us at our website!

Information, crisis intervention, safety planning, resources, and hope to anyone affected by domestic violence and abuse, 24/7/365. 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.

The Hotline has answered over 5 million contacts, with services operated by expert advocates and other staff members dedicated to spreading education and awareness about domestic violence.

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.

We 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.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
PO Box 90249, Austin, Texas 78709
Administrative Line: 737-225-3150

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