Domestic Abuse Resources

The list below is not comprehensive, but provides links to known available help. For local help, internet search your state, province or county. These organisations should not ask for money in return for help. If any do, search again for charities and organisations that offer the help for free.

You might also want to check out our other Abuse Resource page

Hotlines & Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline USA

Domestic violence hotlines in every State USA

Family Violence Prevention Fund USA

Hidden Hurt – Domestic Abuse Information For Residents of the UNITED KINGDOM Hotline numbers AROUND THE WORLD
Also includes abuse information in 40 languages

Womens Refuges NEW ZEALAND

Domestic Violence Hotlines and Resources USA

RAINN – Rape Abuse and Incest National Network, USA

CALCASA California Coalition Against Sexual Assalt, USA

Domestic Violence Survival Kit USA This site is devoted to helping end all forms of family violence and to providing information about services that are available to families that are in need of assistance

Violence Against Women Office USA Sign the wall of the abused, resources, divorce
information and more… USA

Safety Zone Provides resources and information.
Also addition resources in New York State. USA

Online Domestic Violence Agencies

Safe At Home program.
This is a no-cost mail forwarding service designed to help
victims of domestic violence and stalking keep their new
addresses confidential (USA -California).

Cultural links

Cultural Implications in Japanese, Socio-Cultural Background of
Domestic Violence in Japan.

Cultural Implications for Chinese women who are abused.

Korean American Family Services Center NY, USA 24 hour hot-line 212-465-0664

Korean Immigrants in CANADA

Social Security & Welfare

Social Security Administration domestic violence page
offers new social security numbers to victims of domestic abuse,
on request.USA

Social Security main page USA
(Tel 1-800-772-1213, TTY 1-800-325-0778)

Domestic violence and welfare USA

Department of Work and Pensions (Social Security) UNITED KINGDOM


Family Violence Prevention Funds Help for Immigrant Women

INS web page USA
Information for immigrants

National Immigration Project 617-227-9727 USA Immigration AUSTRALIA

British Immigration and Nationality Immigration UK

Legal Help The mission of Women’s Law Initiative is to provide easy-to-understand legal information to women living with or escaping domestic violence.

United States Family and Custody Law USA Help for mothers and their children. This site gives excellent resources and information if you wish to protect your children from your abuser.

State Statutes Online for the US and CANADA

Violet: Law and abused women Information in Alberta and CANADA

Divorce Guide UK For residents of the UNITED KINGDOM

Family Law Adviser – Custody Evaluations Great info if you a looking at a custody battle. USA Child custody and divorce information State by State. USA

Victims rights in New Zealand NEW ZEALAND

Divorcenet – Family Law Good information, but this is run by lawyers…USA

Legal Services Corporation
is a private, non-profit corporation established by Congress in 1974
to assure equal access to justice under the law for all Americans. USA

American Bar Association’s Consumer’s Guide to Legal help on the Internet USA

FindLaw, Inc. (
offers a wealth of legal resources and information. USA