Internet Safety

Hotlines

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

Help is available! You can call any of the 24-hour hotlines below for information, counseling, safety planning and referrals if you or someone you know is experiencing violence by an intimate partner. Trained professionals are available at all times of day to help you and to provide free and confidential assistance.
 

Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline

1-866-723-3014

Call the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline anytime for crisis intervention, safety planning, resources and referrals.

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.

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 UnidosLutheran 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.

For more information, please visit our Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline page.

You can call the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-866-723-3014.

 

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233

Call the national hotline for crisis intervention counseling and information about domestic violence.

Safety advocates are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 170 different languages. The hotline is toll-free, anonymous and confidential. NDVH serves as a resource for domestic violence advocates, government officials, law enforcement agencies and the general public. The hotline can help those experiencing violence at home with creating a safety plan, finding local and national resources, and reaching a sense of hope and optimism.

For more information, please visit www.ndvh.org.

You can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

 

National Dating Abuse Helpline

1-866-331-9474

Call this resource for specialized counseling in dating violence for teens and young adults.

The helpline is a resource for teens, parents, friends and family, peer advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. The line is open 24/7, and all calls are kept anonymous and confidentail.

For more information, please visit www.loveisrespect.org.

You can call the National Dating Violence Hotline at 1-866-331-9474.

 

Stalking Resource Center

Although the National Crime Victim Helpline is closed, the Stalking Resource Center still has a wealth of information and resources.

 
National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Contact the hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or by clicking here

 

If you would like to place an order for Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline Cards please email Megan Slattery atmslattery@womenagainstabuse.org.

We respectfully ask that you make a donation of $10 to cover the costs of printing and shipping for an order of 150 cards.

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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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