Hope Beyond Abuse

Domestic violence can affect anyone.
Here’s a page of my top resources to get help.

Australia

  • 1800 65 64 63 – DV Hotline
  • 1800 RESPECT – DV Helpline
  • Lifeline (131 114) is a 24 hour service helping callers contact crisis services in all States.
  • Mensline Australia (1300 78 99 78), supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties.
  • Kids Help Line (1800 551 800), telephone counselling for children and young people.  E-mail and web counselling www.kidshelp.com.au
  • Relationships Australia (1300 364 277 or Vic (03) 9261-8700), support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners. www.relationships.com.au
  • National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline (1800 880 052), an Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability.  www.disabilityhotline.org
  • Safe Relationships Project (1800 65 64 63), provides men and women who are experiencing domestic violence in Same Sex relationships with support, advocacy, referral and information.
  • LGBTIQ Domestic Violence Information: www.anothercloset.com.au
  • Transgender and Transsexual People: Gender Centre Services for people with gender issues. Phone: (02) 9569 2366.  www.gendercentre.org.au
  • lntersex People:  The Australian affiliate of Organisation Internationale des Intersexues (OII Australia) www.oii.org.au; Email: info@oii.org.au
  • Domestic and intimate partner violence – An excellent resource on what intimate partner violence is. This site includes further resources for women in domestic violence situations.
  • Domestic violence can happen to anyone – Resources from the NSW government.
  • Full Stop Foundation – Full Stop Foundation aims to prevent domestic violence from happening. They have links to online counselling and 24/7 support.
  • Family Court Family Violence – Information regarding family violence and the court.
  • Money Smart – Finances are important, especially in post-violence situations where you may not have had control over money. The Money Smart website is full of practical tools to help you with money management.

Canada

  • Ontario
    Assaulted Women’s Helpline: Provides anonymous and confidential crisis counseling, informational and emotional support to women. (Toronto, ON)
    Toll Free: 1-866-863-0511
    Toll Free TTY: 1-866-863-7868
  • Mental Health Crisis Line: A 24/7 helpline to assist people experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. (Ottawa, ON)
    Telephone: 613-722-6914
    Toll Free: 1-866-996-0991
  • British Columbia
    Battered Women’s Support Services: Provides education, advocacy and support services to assist women. (Vancouver, BC)
    Crisis line: 604-687-1867
    Toll Free: 1-855-687-1868
  • Alberta
    Family Violence Info Line: 24/7 helpline in over 170 languages to provide support and advice for people experiencing family violence.
    Telephone: 780-310-1818
  • Saskatchewan
    La Ronge 24-Hour Crisis Line: General crisis line for men and women in crisis in La Ronge, Saskatchewan. (La Ronge, SK)
    Crisis Line: 306-425-4090
  • Manitoba
    Toll-Free Province Wide Domestic Abuse Crisis Line (24 hours): General crisis line for people experiencing domestic violence and abuse in the province of Manitoba.
    Toll Free: 1-877-977-0007
  • Northwest Territories
    NWT Help Line: General helpline there to provide support to those in crisis.
    Telephone: 1-800-661-0844
  • Nunavut
    Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line: Provides anonymous and confidential counseling for northerners in crisis.
    Telephone: 867-979-3333
    Toll Free: 1-800-265-3333
  • Quebec
    Domestic Violence Hotline: Provides anonymous and confidential domestic violence services via telephone or email. (Montreal, QC)
    Telephone: 514-873-9010
    Toll free: 1-800-363-9010
  • Newfoundland
    Hope Haven Transition House Crisis Line: Provides confidential and safe emergency shelter to women and children who are experiencing violence and abuse. 24-hour crisis line offers information, emergency planning and emotional support. (Labrador City, NL)
    Crisis Line: (709) 944-6900
    Toll Free: 1-888-332-0000
  • Nova Scotia
    Helpline: General helpline for people experiencing crisis in Nova Scotia.
    Toll Free: 1-877-521-1188
    TTY: 1-855-443-2660

For mental health and suicide hotlines, search online for provision in your local area

Ireland

  • Ireland Women’s Aid for domestic abuse and sexual assault: 1800 341 900
  • Aware (Depression & Bi-Polar Disorder): 1800 80 48 48
  • Samaritans: 087 2 60 90 90
  • National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House): 1800 247 247

New Zealand

  • Are You Okay (family violence helpline): 0800 456 450 
  • Shine (confidential domestic abuse helpline): 0508 744 633
  • Rape Crisis: 0800 883 300
  • Lifeline (mental health support: 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)
  • Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

United Kingdom

  • 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Northern Ireland Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 802 1414
  • Rape Crisis national freephone helpline: 0808 802 9999
  • Northern Ireland: 0808 802 1414
  • Centrepoint Young and Homeless helpline: 0808 800 0661
  • Shelter — free housing advice helpline: 0808 800 4444 

United States

  • Domestic Violence helpline: CALL 24/7/365 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
    1-800-787-3224 (TTY for Deaf/Hard of Hearing)
  • Mental Health helpline RAINN: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • Suicide Prevention helpline: 1-800-273-8255

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