Domestic Violence Guide

Domestic Violence Defined

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Battered Men

While the majority of domestic violence victims are women, abuse of men happens far more often than you'd probably expect. Typically, men are physically stronger than women but that doesn't necessarilymake it easier to escape the violence or the relationship. An abused man faces a shortage of resources, skepticism from police, and major legal obstacles, especially when it comes to gaining custody of his children from an abusive mother. No matter your age, occupation, or sexual orientation, though, you can overcome these challenges and escape the abuse.

Help for battered men

The Batterer

The batterer in a domestic violence case needs help regardless of sexual orientation, age, or occupation.  The sites listed below offer Florida state  certified batterer intervention programs.

Families Against Abuse 407-260-6343

A No Abuse  Inc  (407) 228-9503

Resource Point - Serving You

Do you believe your partner may seriously hurt or kill you?   If danger is imminent please call 911 NOW.

Hotlines and Helplines

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 for Women and Men

Florida Hotline  1-800-500-1119 or TDD 1-800-621-4202

Or call your local domestic violence center directly:

  • Advocates at your local domestic violence center can provide support and advocacy 24 hours a day.  They are trained in domestic violence issues, offer confidentiality, and do not charge for services. Click Here


For a listing of resources (e.g. Food Pantry, Shelter, Mental Health Services, Transportation, Kids Support Groups, After Care/Child Care, Legal, Emergency Financial Services, Substance Abuse, Employment, Health Care Services, Food, Rent/Utility Assistance, Education, Clothing, Furniture, Disaster Relief, Seniors, Homeless, Shelter) available in Resource Point, search with any of the above mentioned keywords or enter the name of an organization. Then click on the search button below.

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Therapy and Counseling


Therapy can be an effective treatment for mental and emotional problems. But in order to reap its benefits, it’s important to choose the right therapist—someone you trust who makes you feel cared for and has the experience to help you make changes for the better in your life. A good therapist helps you to become stronger and more self-aware. Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive person can be very healing. And it feels good to be listened to—to know that someone else cares about you and wants to help.