Hotline Phone Numbers

Domestic Violence Hotline:
800.621.HOPE (4673)

Crime Victims Hotline:
866.689.HELP (4357)

Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline:
212.227.3000

TDD phone number for all hotlines:
866.604.5350

Domestic Violence and Abuse Stories

Domestic violence stories enable you to learn about domestic violence firsthand including: what domestic violence is, how domestic violence affects children, and how Safe Horizon’s services help all victims of abuse and those involved in the relationship violence.

These domestic violence stories are told by real victims of abuse that Safe Horizon helped.

All names of victims, children and abusers in these domestic violence stories have been changed to protect their privacy. Images used are only representations of Safe Horizon’s clients.

Dating Violence

Children & Domestic Violence

What happens when a child sees domestic violence every day? These are just some stories of children witnessing domestic violence in their homes.

Child Abuse & Domestic Violence Victims

Studies show that in 30 to 60 percent of homes where there is domestic violence, there is also child abuse.

Immigrant Domestic Violence Victims

These domestic violence stories focus on victims of domestic violence who are immigrants.

Financial Abuse

Domestic violence victims can suffer psychological trauma that extends into their financial situation. These domestic violence stories tell how dv affects other areas of the victims’ life.

Men as Domestic Violence Victims

Men can be victims of domestic violence, too. These stories of male domestic violence victims show a hidden side of dv.

Other Stories of Domestic Violence:

These domestic violence stories are based on the survivors of domestic abuse.

Help Domestic Violence Victims Today

If you would like to help save victims of domestic violence and the traumatized children who witness abuse, you can donate to support Safe Horizon and our domestic violence programs.

Each donation to Safe Horizon helps the give more than 250,000 children, adults, and families affected by violence and abuse the tools and resources they need to heal and recover every year.

Support Safe Horizon

If you’re experiencing domestic violence and need help, you can call our 24/7 domestic violence hotline at 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) If you're outside NYC, call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Other Domestic Violence Resources

Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
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