RESOURCES FOR ABUSED WOMEN
24-Hour HotlineFor information regarding domestic violence resources including counseling services, interpretation, medical assistance, legal aid, law enforcement, and shelters, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The Hotline, available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year in a total of 170 languages including Urdu, is available to all victims of domestic violence or anyone calling on their behalf. They will provide you with crisis intervention and safety planning through information and referral to local organizations in your area.
Tel. Number (at no charge to the caller): 1-800-799-7233
Domestic Violence Service OrganizationsThere are many organizations that have helplines that are answered during office hours, provide shelter and a wide range of services for abused women and their children. Because their phone numbers and addresses can change, and new programs get added, we have listed two websites where you can get an up-to-date directory. The 24-hotline above also has this information.
Peaceful Families Project: www.peacefulfamilies.org
Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence: www.apiahf.org/apidvinstitute