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If you are experiencing domestic violence and are in immediate danger, please call 911. If you are not in immediate danger and would like to speak with someone, please call a local hotline which you can find by entering your zip code here or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. You may also want to visit our Common Questions pages, which offers insight and advice on the topics most frequently on the minds of domestic violence victims/survivors and those assisting them.
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Every Monday we publish an email newsletter with articles, lists, book recommendations, survey results, facts and figures, and other resources. You can sign up to receive the newsletter here.
Suggest a Location
If you’re aware of a domestic violence program or shelter that is not in our database, we’d love to know about it. Simply send us an email with the name and location of the program and we'll look into adding it. Or, if you are a program/shelter representative and you don’t see your organization listed, click here to Add an Organization.
Enhance Your Organization’s Profile
If you’re a domestic violence program or shelter and you want to make victims and their friends/families aware of all of your organization’s capabilities, you can improve the completeness of your organization’s profile for free here.
Automated Wish Lists
We offer a free wish list program for domestic violence agencies and programs that completely automates the wish list purchasing and delivery process. Available only in the U.S., hundreds of organizations use the program -- that takes about 5 minutes to launch -- to specify from our catalog of 2,000+ products the exact items and quantities needed so that misfit donations don't occur, to make buying as easy as online shopping for donors, and to streamline the logistics with automatic deliveries. Learn more about Wish Lists.
Advertise with Us
If you are interested in advertising your service or product, whether you are a domestic violence program/shelter or not, we offer multiple ways to promote your business on our website and you can learn about them all here. Or, you can email us today.
Author Book Submission Guidelines
If you are an author and would like us to consider adding your book or a book to our Recommended Books page, please read our guidelines prior to contacting us to ensure your book meets our requirements.
Report a Problem
If you experience a problem using DomesticShelters.org, big or small, we’d appreciate hearing about it. Send us an email with information about what you are seeing and the problem experienced, and we’ll look into it right away.
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- President, Casey Gwinn
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- Editor-in-Chief, Amanda Kippert
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Learn more about our team here.
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The following guidelines are used by DomesticShelters.org to determine which books we will make available in our Recommended Books section. If you are an author and would like us to consider your book for our site, please review the guidelines carefully before submitting. To submit a book, email us at email@example.com and include a PDF copy of the book.
- Your book must be published by a traditional publisher, not self-published.
- The book must be professionally written, researched, fact-checked, edited and copyedited.
- The book must meet book publishing industry standards for formatting, structure and presentation.
- The writing must exhibit expert understanding of domestic violence or related topics.
- The author is ideally widely recognized for their expertise on the topic presented.
- The book must have an ISBN 10.
- The book must be available through amazon.com.
- You must submit a PDF version of the book so that it can be easily reviewed.
While we receive many book submissions and reserve the right to determine which books will become available on DomesticShelters.org, we’re nonetheless greatly appreciative of all the good work created by the many people working to help survivors and end domestic violence.