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Domestic Violence Resources

More than one in three women and one in four men in the United States have been the victims of some form of intimate partner violence in their lifetime, according to a 2010 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

Editor's Note: Some abusers may track internet activity. If you think you are being monitored, domestic violence support organizations recommend using a safe computer at a public library, an internet cafe or a friend’s home, or some other device that your abuser does not have access to. You can also contact helplines over the phone at the numbers listed below.

NBC 5's "When Home Hurts" series will be highlighting safety resources available in our area.

More than one in three women and one in four men in the United States have been affected by intimate partner violence in their lifetime, according to a 2010 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

If you feel you are in immediate danger, call 911.

Here are some national and local hotlines, shelters and organizations that you can contact for help and support.

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NATIONAL RESOURCES:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline offers free, confidential, 24/7 support to people who are being abused or at risk of abuse. The Hotline can be reached at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 800-787-3224. Victims can also visit the Hotline’s website for information on how to recognize abusehealthy relationshipsresources and more.

For a list of domestic violence safety tips, visit National Resource Center on Domestic Violence’s website

Loveisrespect offers domestic violence support specifically aimed to “engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.” Free, confidential phone, chat and texting services are available to teens, young adults, parents, educators peers and survivors 24/7. You can reach Loveisrespect at loveisrespect.org, by texting loveis to 22522* or calling 866-331-9474.

DALLAS COUNTY

Genesis Women's Shelter & Support
Hotline: 214-946-HELP (4357)
GenesisShelter.org

Salvation Army DFW Domestic Violence Program
214-424-7208
SalvationArmyDFW.org

The Family Place
214-941-1991
FamilyPlace.org

Reconciliation Outreach
214-545-6500
RODallas.org

TARRANT COUNTY

SafeHaven of Tarrant County
877-701-SAFE (7233)
SafeHavenTC.org

One Safe Place, Tarrant Regional Family Justice Center
817-916-4323
OneSafePlace.org

Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County
817-339-2553
UGM-TC.org

Battered Women's Foundation
817-284-8464
BWF1.com

COLLIN COUNTY

Texas Muslim Women's Foundation
972-880-4192
TMWF.org

Hope's Door New Beginning
972-276-0057
HopesDoorInc.org

Emily's Place
972-424-7775
EmilysPlaceTX.org

DENTON COUNTY

Denton County Friends of the Family
940-382-7273 or 800-572-4031
DCFoF.org

ELLIS COUNTY

Healing Hearts Center
800-828-7893
Healing-Hearts-Center.org

ERATH COUNTY

Cross Timbers Family Services
866-934-4357
CTFShelp.org

HOOD COUNTY

Mission Granbury
844-579-6848
MissionGranbury.org

HUNT COUNTY

Women in Need
903-454-HELP
WINTexas.org

JOHNSON COUNTY

Family Crisis Center of Johnson County
800-848-3206
FamilyCrisisJC.org

PARKER COUNTY

Freedom House
817-596-8922
FreedomHousePC.org

WISE COUNTY

Wise Hope Shelter & Crisis Center
940-626-4855
WiseHope.org


 HOW TO HELP A FRIEND: 

If you think a friend may be in an abusive relationship, be supportive and listen without judgment. Understand that it’s often difficult for victims to discuss their abuse or leave an abusive relationship. Call the police if you are a friend or neighbor who knows a battering incident is taking place and victims are in immediate danger.

For more information on how to help a friend or family member, visit these pages:

How to help a friend who is being abused

Why people stay in abusive relationships

Help a friend or family member

Love is Respect: Helping a friend

FINANCIAL ABUSE: 

Some women in abusive relationships can't "just leave" because of financial concerns. The Allstate Foundation's Purple Purse campaign provides financial tools and raises money for domestic violence survivors to help them prepare for the future and escape abusive relationships.

For more information, click here.

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