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Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline

Always call 911 in the event of an emergency or if your safety is in immediate danger.

Help is available! Call the citywide, 24-hour Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline (1-866-723-3014) anytime for crisis intervention, safety planning, resources and referrals. All calls are free, confidential and anonymous.

Hotline counselors can help connect you with free services in the Philadelphia area, including emergency housing, legal services, behavioral health services and more!

Bilingual counselors are available on the line for non-English speaking individuals.

About the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline

The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline is a free, city-wide point of access for crisis intervention, safety planning, resources, linkages to community services, and intake to the Women Against Abuse emergency shelter.

The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline was initiated in 2005 with support from the City of Philadelphia. Women Against Abuse operates the hotline in partnership with Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Lutheran Settlement House and Women in Transition.

The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline receives more than 9,500 calls each year from domestic violence victims, concerned family members and friends, and community members.

The hotline operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week. All calls are confidential. You can call the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-866-723-3014.

Hotline cards are available for pick-up at our administrative office upon request.

Please contact Emma Godfrey for more information.

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If you or someone you know needs help, call our toll-free 24-hour Hotline:

1.866.723.3014

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