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A Call to Men

As the name suggests, A Call to Men works to create a world where men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe. Training, seminars, workshops and campus initiatives are specialties of this group that has presented to over 100,000 individuals and 3,000 organizations since its outset in 2002.

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence

A helpful guide and database to finding local legal resources and state-by-state statutory summary charts is available on this site. The Commission was founded in 1994 to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by mobilizing the legal profession and increasing the number of well-trained and supported attorneys.

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It serves a national network of advocates, community-based organizations, national and state programs, legal, health, and mental health professionals, researchers, policy advocates and activists from social justice organizations working to eliminate violence against women. It analyzes and addresses critical issues; provides consultation, technical assistance and training; conducts research; and engages in policy advocacy.

Battered Women's Justice Project

Since 1993 has been promoting justice and safety for victims of intimate partner violence and their families. Offers resource center covering topics such as child custody, protection orders, firearms and offender intervention, training and technical assistance, and a series of six important projects including one covering the inter-jurisdictional enforcement of protection orders

Break the Cycle

Break the Cycle provides comprehensive dating abuse programs exclusively to young people ages 12 to 24. From the classroom to the courtroom to the floor of Congress, they work to give young people, and those who care about them, the tools they need to live safer, healthier lives. Their website offers national resources, as well as legal resources specific to those who live in the Washington, D.C. area. 

Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children

Resourceful Canadian group with an ambitious array of resources including studies on violence and the workplace, a website called Cut It Out for beauty and hair care professionals, training on topics such as safe schools, media literacy and much more.

Childhood Domestic Violence Association

Coined the term "CDV" or childhood domestic violence and is one of the very few organizations that deals with the overlooked population of adults who faced violence during their childhood. Offers a number of groundbreaking tools and resources, book, documentary and articles to build awareness of CDV and those dealing with it reach their full potential.

Child Welfare League of America

CWLA is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving children and families that are vulnerable since 1920. Their expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children across the country. CWLA offers trainingsconferences, and webinars

Click To Empower

Financial tools, online curriculum and webinars that help domestic violence survivors prepare for the future with a better understanding of and management skills for their personal finances. Operated by the AllState Financial, AllState Foundation and National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services

ADWAS provides a variety of services for the deaf, most notably in its partnership with National Domestic Violence Hotline in making U.S. nationwide helpline services to the non-hearing video phone calls, instant messaging and email. Contact 1-800-812-1001 or nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org.

FUTURES Without Violence

For more than 30 years FUTURES has been offering groundbreaking programs and campaigns empowering individuals and organizations to bring an end to domestic violence. Great examples include Coaching Boys Into Men, Lessons from Literature, an excellent ongoing webinar series, the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence, and much more. A forward-thinking organization and site definitely worth connecting.

Give Back A Smile

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation's Give Back a Smile program heals some of the most devastating effects of domestic and sexual violence, by restoring the smiles of adult women and men who have suffered dental injuries to the front 8 teeth only, from a former intimate partner or spouse, family member or due to sexual assault.

Hot Peach Pages

Maybe you’re looking for help for someone outside the US. If so, this Canadian-based site is a global list of 10,000 abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers and women's organizations in 110 languages in nearly 200 countries.

Joyful Heart Foundation

Founded by Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress Mariska Hargitay, Joyful Heart's mission is heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues.

Love is Respect - National Teen Dating Helpline

As it suggests, this resource focuses on teen relationships and can be accessed by phone, text or live chat. Run by The National Domestic Violence Hotline, it offers real-time, one-on-one support from trained peer advocates that offer support, information and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, and service providers.

NO MORE

Most noted for its teal circular symbol and advertisements, NOMORE was conceived to amplify the power of the domestic violence and sexual assault movement and to drive awareness and break down the barriers of stigma, silence and shame that keep people from talking about these issues and taking action to prevent them.

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence educates the policy community about federal laws, legislation and appropriations impacting the fight to end sexual violence. Its team of experts and advocates, donating time away from their state and local groups, publish written analysis, track legislation, provide media interviews, and advise members of Congress and the executive branch.

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

NCDSV's website includes links to service providers, professional organizations and advocacy groups as well as publications on many topics, including in-depth section on the military's response to domestic and sexual violence. The training and events calendar is a valuable resource, as is its list of hotlines, current news, internship and job board and calls for proposals related to workshops, conferences, award nominations, funding and scholarships.

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health provides training, support, and consultation to advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, legal professionals, and policymakers as they work to improve agency and systems-level responses to survivors and their children. Their work is survivor defined and rooted in principles of social justice. They offer webinars and resources for advocates

National Center on Elder Abuse

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. The NCEA disseminates elder abuse information to professionals and the public, and provides technical assistance and training to states and to community-based organizations. Their website includes state-specific resources and national elder rights resources

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Long-standing organization that primarily focuses on public policy and training for programs and shelter professionals. Hosts periodic conference, Remember My Name registry of domestic violence deaths, and Cosmetic & Reconstructive Support Program that helps survivors who need cosmetic surgery in applying for services through two medical providers.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Most recognized for its 24-hour national hotline available in English and Spanish every hour of every day of the year at 1-800-799-7233. Hotline advocates provide callers with an understanding ear on a topic that can cause victims to feel embarrassed or isolated, safety planning and guidance on accessing local services. Also operates chats with advocates every day from 7:00am to 2:00am Central Time.

National Domestic Violence Registry

Want to learn if someone has been convicted of domestic violence offenses? This is the place. An online national database that makes available the convictions of domestic abuse perpetrators and those offenders who have long term criminal orders of protections placed against them.

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center

The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women. The NIWRC will seeks to enhance the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native (Native) tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence. NIWRC prints Restoration magazine. 

National Link Coalition

The National Link Coalition is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative initiative to increase awareness and address public policy, programs and research. Intentional abuse in any form should be taken seriously. This organization serves as the National Resource Center on The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence.

National Network to End Domestic Violence

This Washington, DC-based outfit that was formed in 1990 as social change organization, dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. Though more focused on policy and supporting state coalitions and allied organizations, it does offer plenty of useful information and operates a separate website covering domestic violence laws.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Through its special projects, NRCDV has been a source for 20 years for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence. The special projects include Building Comprehensive Solutions, Domestic Violence Awareness Project, Domestic Violence Evidence Project, VAWnet, preventIPV, RHY Toolkit and ACE-DV, and each has its own dedicated website with additional resources that you can access here.

One in Six

Researchers estimate that 1 in 6 men have experienced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before age 18. This organization offers online individual chat and group support groups, information on healing,as well as helpful resources for family and friends, professionals and through community outreach.

See the Signs, Speak Out

Three free online video and training courses from AVON Foundation and Ohio Domestic Violence Network: 1) training on how to intervene as a bystander to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault; 2) how to talk to teens about dating abuse; and 3) how to break the cycle of abuse in children of domestic violence. Although developed for employers, anyone can learn from this excellent series.

Stalking Resource Center

In 2000, the National Center for Victims of Crime partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to create the Stalking Resource Center (SRC). Since its inception, the SRC has trained over 100,000 professionals who work with victims in all 50 states, two US Territories, the District of Columbia, the United Kingdom, and Germany and provided technical assistance to hundreds of communities seeking to enhance their response to stalking. The SRC is committed to continuing its national effort to promote awareness, action, and advocacy to enhance victim safety and hold stalking offenders accountable. Featured on their website are stalking safety planning tips and address confidentiality resources. 

The Pixel Project

The Pixel Project offers people who are first-time supporters of the movement to end violence against entry-level opportunities to contribute their talents to the cause. The Pixel Project also provide online resources to get help and/or share their stories including tweeting helplines from over 30 countries daily, resource pages with links to anti-violence against women organizations worldwide, and their annual Survivor Stories campaign.

The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

If you’re an American overseas, your situation is different than 99% of your fellow countryman, and this site will be a wonderful resource for you. Among such services as case management, danger-to-safety relocation, legal consultations for mothers seeking divorce and custody, payment of initial legal retainers, housing assistance and funds to help with emergency needs such as issuing American passports, there is also 24 hour response to emails, as well as international phone options and live chat.

Womenslaw.org

Uniquely, this site is a treasure trove of all sorts of information, though its best attributes are related to legal matters on the topic of domestic violence, including how to stay safe, how to help others in abusive relationships, understanding federal, state and tribal laws, links to statutes, and preparing for court. You can pose your legal questions in English or Spanish through its email hotline.

Women's Independence Scholarship Program, Inc.

The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program, Inc. began as a program of The Sunshine Lady Foundation (SLF) in 1999 and for 8 years provided scholarships to female survivors of intimate partner abuse who were changing their lives through education. In December 2007, SLF Founder and President, Doris Buffett announced her intention to endow WISP as its own entity. On July 1, 2008, WISP, Inc. emerged as a “sister” organization with a mission to enhance efforts to end domestic violence by offering access to higher education. WISP is available nationally to women who have left an abusive domestic situation and who are pursuing an education designed to provide economic independence for themselves and their children.

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 info@domesticshelters.org and include a PDF copy of the book.

  • It is preferred that your book is 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.