List of domestic violence hotlines

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Domestic violence hotlines provide emergency support and referral services over the phone those in volatile relationships. Hotlines are generally dedicated to women escaping abusive relationships and provide referral to women's shelters.

Domestic violence hotlines are generally available at all times during the day, however, problems with busy lines or disconnections due to lack of funding sometimes limit their usefulness.[1] Additionally, battered gay men report that hotline workers will sometimes not provide them with services or will refer them to the batterers' line.[2] Nonetheless, scholars assume that hotlines reduce frequency of domestic violence.[3]

Australia[edit]

Region Service Website
Nationwide 1800 RESPECT website
New South Wales Domestic Violence NSW website
Victoria Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria website
Queensland Domestic Violence Hotline Queensland website
South Australia Domestic Violence Crisis Service website
Western Australia Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline website
Northern Territory N/A
Tasmania Family Violence Counselling and Support Service website
ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT website

Canada[edit]

Region Service Website
Ontario Assaulted Women's Helpline website
Quebec SOS Spousal Abuse
British Columbia VictimLink BC website
Alberta Family Violence Info Line website
Manitoba Domestic Violence Crisis Line website
Saskatchewan
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador
Prince Edward Island Island Help Line website

China[edit]

Region Service Website
Women's Hotline in Beijing website

Japan[edit]

Region Service Website
Nationwide The Purple Dial Sexual and Domestic Violence Hotline[4]

New Zealand[edit]

Region Service Website
Nationwide Domestic Violence Crisis Line website

Taiwan[edit]

Region Service Website
Nationwide 113 Protection Hotline website

United Kingdom[edit]

Region Service Website
Nationwide Domestic Violence Helpline website

United States[edit]

Region Service Website
Nationwide National Domestic Violence Hotline website
California Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Task Force website

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birnbaum, Adrienne, Yvette Calderon, Paul Gennis, Rama Rao, and E. John Gallagher. "Domestic violence: diurnal mismatch between need and availability of services." Academic Emergency Medicine 3, no. 3 (1996): 246-251.
  2. ^ Letellier, Patrick. "Twin epidemics: Domestic violence and HIV infection among gay and bisexual men." Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services 4, no. 1 (1996): 69-81.
  3. ^ Dugan, Laura, Daniel S. Nagin, and Richard Rosenfeld. "Explaining the Decline in Intimate Partner Homicide The Effects of Changing Domesticity, Women's Status, and Domestic Violence Resources." Homicide Studies 3, no. 3 (1999): 187-214.
  4. ^ "Multilanguage hotline opens for domestic violence victims | The Japan Times". japantimes.co.jp. Retrieved 2016-09-11.