National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
The Hotline is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information, and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends, and families.The Hotline answers a variety of calls and is a resource for domestic violence advocates, government officials, law enforcement agencies, and the general public.
This organization provides free facial, neck, and head reconstructive and plastic surgery to repair injuries caused by domestic violence. They will also help with branding and tattoos. Call (800) 842-4546 or visit their web site for more information.
Give Back A Smile
Survivors of domestic violence who have suffered injuries to their front teeth and/or supporting structures of the front teeth can receive free construction, cosmetic, and reconstructive dental care. Call (800) 773-4227 or visit their web site for more information.
Skin Care Outreach Empowers Survivors (SCORES)
This program offers free dermatological surgery to domestic violence survivors to repair skin injuries (such as scars, burns, and tattoos) on the body that was caused by an intimate partner or spouse. Call (888) 892-6702 for more information.
Housing Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors
This compendium from the National Housing Law Project compiles state and local laws that affect domestic violence survivors’ housing rights. It is designed to serve as a starting point for advocates seeking to conduct research on the housing protections that their state laws offer for domestic violence survivors. Examples of such protections include early lease termination provisions for domestic violence survivors, lock change laws, and affirmative defenses for evictions related to acts of domestic violence committed against a tenant.
New Numbers for Domestic Violence Victims
This handout from the Social Security Administration provides information on how domestic violence victims can change their social security number. This information includes a detailed list of the required documentation from both U.S. citizens and non citizens.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline, and publicizes the hotline’s free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
The nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them, their mission is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives by working with local, state, and federal partners.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
Their mission is to work for major societal changes necessary to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all women and children by working on coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives – such as safe home and shelter programs – for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; and policy development and innovative legislation.
National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
NNEDV is the leading voice for domestic violence victims and their advocates, and works closely with its members to understand the ongoing and emerging needs of domestic violence victims and advocacy programs to ensure those needs are heard and understood by policymakers at the national level. NNEDV offers a range of programs and initiatives to address the complex causes and far-reaching consequences of domestic violence. Through cross-sector collaborations and corporate partnerships, NNEDV offers support to victims of domestic violence who are escaping abusive relationships – and empowers survivors to build new lives.
Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (OVC)
An agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, OVC offers training and technical assistance to those who serve crime victims. OVC also offers information for crime victims to get the assistance they need. Statistical and research information is available to the general public as well.
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice (OVW)
OVW provides national leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women through the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Created in 1995, OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that are developing programs, policies, and practices aimed at ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Oklahoma District Attorneys Council
This agency was created by the Oklahoma Legislature in 1976. It is the administrative agency for the Crime Victims Compensation Board and the state administrative agency for several federal grants. There are links available just for victims and for victim services within the state of Oklahoma.