Domestic Violence Guide

Knowing and understanding the signs of abuse are essential tools for victims. Usually,  people do not know they are in an abusive relationship. Most of the time, the victims blame theirselves due the lack of confidence.

Here is a Checklist provided by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence which can help you to identify signs of abuse. (Adapted from Reading and Teaching Teens to Stop Violence, Nebraska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition, Lincoln, NE)

Does your partner…
____ Embarrass or make fun of you in front of your friends or family?
____ Put down your accomplishments or goals?
____ Make you feel like you are unable to make decisions?
____ Use intimidation or threats to gain compliance?
____ Tell you that you are nothing without them?
____ Treat you roughly – grab, push, pinch, shove or hit you?
____ Call, text, or email you several times a day or show up to make sure you are where you said you would be?
____ Use drugs or alcohol as an excuse for saying hurtful things or abusing you?
____ Blame you for how they feel or act?
____ Pressure you sexually for things you don’t want to do?
____ Make you feel like there “is no way out” of the relationship?
____ Prevent you from doing things you want – like spending time with your friends or family?
____ Try to keep you from leaving after a fight or leave you somewhere after a fight to “teach you a lesson”?

Do you…
____ Sometimes feel scared of how your partner will act?
____ Constantly make excuses to other people for your partner’s behavior?
____ Believe that you can help your partner change if only you changed something about yourself?
____ Try not to do anything that would cause conflict or make your partner angry?
____ Always do what your partner wants you to do instead of what you want?
____ Stay with your partner because you are afraid of what your partner would do if you broke-up?

If you need help please contact you local or National coalition.

For anonymous, confidential help available 24/7, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) now.


States Coalitions

Connecticut Coalition

912 Silas Deane Highway, Lower Level

Wethersfield, CT 06109

(860) 282-7899 Fax: (860) 282-7892

(888) 774-2900 In State DV Hotline

Website: www.ctcadv.org

Email: contactus@ctcadv.org

Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

100 West 10th Street, Suite 903

Wilmington, DE 19801

(302) 658-2958 Fax: (302) 658-5049

(800) 701-0456 Statewide

Website: www.dcadv.org 

Email: dcadvadmin@dcadv.org

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

5 Thomas Circle Northwest

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 299-1181 Fax: (202) 299-1193

Website: www.dccadv.org 

Email: info@dccadv.org

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence

425 Office Plaza Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32301

(850) 425-2749 Fax: (850) 425-3091

(850) 621-4202 TDD

(800) 500-1119 In State

Website: www.fcadv.org

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

114 New Street, Suite B

Decatur, GA 30030

(404) 209-0280 Fax: (404) 766-3800

(800) 334-2836 Crisis Line

Website: www.gcadv.org

Email: info@gcadv.org

Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

810 Richards Street, Suite 960

Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 832-9316 Fax: (808) 841-6028

Website: www.hscadv.org

Email: admin@hscadv.org

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

300 E. Mallard Drive, Suite 130

Boise, ID 83706

(208) 384-0419 Fax: (208) 331-0687

(888) 293-6118 Nationwide

Website: www.idvsa.org

Email: info@engagingvoices.org

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence

801 South 11th Street

Springfield, IL 62703

(217) 789-2830 Fax: (217) 789-1939

(217) 242-0376 TTY

Website: www.ilcadv.org

Email: ilcadv@ilcadv.org

Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

1915 West 18th Street, Suite B

Indianapolis, IN 46202

(317) 917-3685 Fax: (317) 917-3695

(800) 332-7385 In State

Website:www.icadvinc.org

Email: icadv@icadvinc.org

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

3030 Merle Hay Road

Des Moines, IA 50312

(515) 244-8028 Fax: (515) 244-7417

(800) 942-0333 In State Hotline

Website: www.icadv.org

Email: icadv@icadv.org

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

634 Southwest Harrison Street

Topeka, KS 66603

(785) 232-9784 Fax: (785) 266-1874

Website: www.kcsdv.org

Email: coalition@kcsdv.org

Kentucky Domestic Violence Association

111 Darby Shire Circle

Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 209-5382 Phone Fax (502) 226-5382

Website: www.kdva.org

Email: info@kdva.org

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

P.O. Box 77308

Baton Rouge, LA 70879

(225) 752-1296 Fax: (225) 751-8927

Website: www.lcadv.org

Email: info@lcadv.org

Maine Coalition To End Domestic Violence

One Weston Court, Box #2

Augusta, ME 04330

(207) 430-8334 Fax: (207) 430-8348

Website: www.mcedv.org

Email: info@MCADV.org

Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

4601 Presidents Drive, Suite 370

Lanham, MD 20706

(301) 429-3601 Fax: (301) 809-0422

(800) 634-3577 Nationwide

Website: www.mnadv.org

Email: info@mnadv.org

Jane Doe, Inc./Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

14 Beacon Street, Suite 507

Boston, MA 02108

(617) 248-0922 Fax: (617) 248-0902

(617) 263-2200 TTY/TDD

Website: www.janedoe.org

Email: info@janedoe.org

Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

3893 Okemos Road, Suite B-2

Okemos, MI 48864

(517) 347-7000 Phone/TTY Fax: (517) 248-0902

Website: www.mcedsv.org

Email: general@mcedsv.org

Minnesota Coalition For Battered Women

60 E. Plato Blvd., Suite 130

St. Paul, MN 55107

(651) 646-6177 Fax: (651) 646-1527

(651) 646-0994 Crisis Line

(800) 289-6177 Nationwide

Website: www.mcbw.org

Email: mcbw@mcbw.org

Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Jackson, MS 39296

(601) 981-9196 Fax: (601) 981-2501

(800) 898-3234

Website: www.mcadv.org

Email: support@mcadv.org

Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

217 Oscar Drive, Suite A

Jefferson City, MO 65101

(573) 634-4161 Fax: (573) 636-3728

Website: www.mocadsv.org

Email: mocadsv@mocadsv.org

Montana Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

P.O. Box 818

Helena, MT 59624

(406) 443-7794 Fax: (406) 443-7818

(888) 404-7794 Nationwide

Website: www.mcadsv.com

Email: mtcoalition@mcadsv.com

Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition

245 S. 84th Street, Suite 200

Lincoln, NE 68510

(402) 476-6256 Fax: (402) 476-6806

(800) 876-6238 In State Hotline

(877) 215-0167 Spanish Hotline

Website: www.ndvsac.org

Email: help@ndvsac.org

Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence

250 South Rock BLVD., Suite 116

Reno, NV 89502

(775) 828-1115 Fax: (775) 828-9911

Website: www.nnadv.org 

Email: info@nnadv.org

New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

P.O. Box 353

Concord, NH 03302

(603) 224-8893 Fax: (603) 228-6096

(866) 644-3574 In State

Website: www.nhcadsv.org

Email: info@nhcadsv.org

New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women

1670 Whitehorse Hamilton Square Road

Trenton, NJ 08690

(609) 584-8107 Fax: (609) 584-9750

(800) 572-7233 In State

Website: www.njcbw.org 

Email: info@njcbw.org

New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence

1210 Luisa Street, Suite 7

Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 246-9240 Fax: (505) 246-9434

(800) 773-3645 In State

Website: www.nmcadv.org

Email: info@nmcadv.org

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

119 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor

Albany, NY 12054

(518) 482-5464 Fax: (518) 482-3807

(800) 942-5465 English-In State

(800) 942-6908 Spanish-In State

Website: www.nyscadv.org

Email: nyscadv@nyscadv.org

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence

3710 University Drive, Suite 140

Durham, NC 27707

(919) 956-9124 Fax: (919) 682-1449

(888) 997-9124

Website: www.nccadv.org

North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services

525 N. 4th Street

Bismarck, ND 5850

(701) 255-6240 Fax: (701) 255-1904

(888) 255-6240 Nationwide

Website: www.ndcaws.org

Email: contact@cawsnorthdakota.org

Action Ohio Coalition For Battered Women

5900 Roche Drive, Suite 445

Columbus, OH 43229

(614) 825-0551 Fax: (614) 825-0673

(888) 622-9315 In State

Website: www.actionohio.org

Email: actionohio@wowway.biz

Ohio Domestic Violence Network

4807 Evanswood Drive, Suite 201

Columbus, OH 43229

(614) 781-9651 Fax: (614) 781-9652

(614) 781-9654 TTY

(800) 934-9840

Website: www.odvn.org

Email: info@odvn.org

Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

3815 North Santa Fe Avenue, Suite 124

Oklahoma City, OK 73118

(405) 524-0700 Fax: (405) 524-0711

Website: www.ocadvsa.org 

Email: Prevention@ocadvsa.org

Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

1737 NE Alberta Street, Suite 205

Portland, OR 97211

(503) 230-1951 Fax: (503) 230-1973

(877) 230-1951

Website: www.ocadsv.com

Email: adminasst@ocadsv.com

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

3605 Vartan Way, Suite 101

Harrisburg, PA 17110

(717) 545-6400 Fax: (717) 545-9456

(800) 932-4632 Nationwide

Website: www.pcadv.org

Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

422 Post Road, Suite 102

Warwick, RI 02888

(401) 467-9940 Fax: (401) 467-9943

(800) 494-8100 In State

Website: www.ricadv.org

Email: ricadv@ricadv.org

South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

P.O. Box 7776

Columbia, SC 29202

(803) 256-2900 Fax: (803) 256-1030

(800) 260-9293 Nationwide

Website: www.sccadvasa.org

South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

P.O. Box 141

Pierre, SD 57501

(605) 945-0869 Fax: (605) 945-0870

(800) 572-9196 Nationwide

Website: www.sdcedsv.org

Email: SKing@SDCEDSV.org

Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

2 International Plaza Drive, Suite 425

Nashville, TN 37217

(615) 386-9406 Fax: (615) 383-2967

(800) 289-9018 In State

Website: www.tncoalition.org

Email: tcadsv@tcadsv.org

Texas Council On Family Violence

P.O. Box 163865

Austin, TX 78716

(512) 794-1133 Fax: (512) 794-1199

Website: www.tcfv.org

Utah Domestic Violence Council

205 North 400 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84103

(801) 521-5544 Fax: (801) 521-5548

Website: www.udvc.org

Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

P.O. Box 405

Montpelier, VT 05601

(802) 223-1302 Fax: (802) 223-6943

(802) 223-1115 TTY

Website: www.vtnetwork.org

Email: vtnetwork@vtnetwork.org

Women’s Coalition of St. Croix

P.O. Box 222734

Christiansted

St. Croix, VI 00822

(340) 773-9272 Fax: (340) 773-9062

Website: www.wcstx.com

Email: info@wcstx.org

Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance

5008 Monument Avenue, Suite A

Richmond, VA 23230

Office: 804.377.0335 Fax: 804.377.0339

Website: www.vsdvalliance.org

E-mail: info@vsdvalliance.org

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

711 Capitol Way, Suite 702

Olympia, WA 98501

(360) 586-1022 Fax: (360) 586-1024

(360) 586-1029 TTY

1402 Third Avenue, Suite 406

Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 389-2515 Fax: (206) 389-2520

(800) 886-2880 In State

(206) 389-2900 TTY

Website: www.wscadv.org

Email: wscadv@wscadv.org

Washington State Native American Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault

Olympia, WA 98508

(360) 352-3120 Fax: (360) 357-3858

Website: www.womenspirit.net

West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

5004 Elk River Road South

Elkview, WV 25071

(304) 965-3552 Fax: (304) 965-3572

Website: www.wvcadv.org

Email: website@wvcadv.org

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence

1245 East Washington Avenue, Suite 150

Madison, WI 53703

(608) 255-0539 Fax: (608) 255-3560

Website: www.endabusewi.org

Email: wcadv@wcadv.org

Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

710 Garfield Street, Suite 218

Laramie, WY 82073

(307) 755-5481 Fax: (307) 755-5482

(800) 990-3877 Nationwide

Website: www.wyomingdvsa.org

 

 

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