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10 Resources for Domestic Violence Victims and Those Who Want to Help

Black women are four times more likely to die as a result of domestic violence than our White counterparts.

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Last Thursday, 52-year-old Jerome Rivers was released from Rikers Island correctional facility, and within 24 hours had killed his estranged girlfriend Gia Pender, who had an active order of protection against him. Stories of domestic violence-related deaths in which Black women are the victims are far too common and rarely make it beyond local news outlets.

Black women die as a result of domestic abuse at a rate four times that of our White counterparts.

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we’ve compiled a list of resources and organizations for women enduring partner abuse and for those looking to help.

Apps and Hotlines: 

iMatter

The app allows women to identify patterns of partner abuse and uplift survivors.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline 
1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

National Dating Abuse Helpline 
1-866-331-9474

National Sexual Assault Hotline 
1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
1-312-726-7020 ext. 2011

Organizations to Get Involved With:

Nah B

Dedicated to preventing teen dating violence, the organization aims to offer safe space for young people wanting to become more enlightened about partner abuse.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

The leading organization dedicated to domestic violence prevention, NCADV aims to create a an environment with “zero tolerance for domestic violence” by influencing public policy.

Futures Without Violence 

Founded more than 30 years ago with a mission similar to that of NCADV, this organization focuses on all forms of violence toward women.

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

Incite is a national activist organization founded on principles of inclusion and is dedicated to eradicating violence against cis and trans women of color.

The Northwest Network

This organization offers a safe space for LGBT domestic abuse survivors.

Read here to learn the signs of domestic abuse.

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