Domestic Violence Guide
Top Domestic Violence Needs
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Hotlines and Helplines
- National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
- Florida hotline: 1-800-621-4202 (TTY)
Domestic violence may include physical, sexual, or emotional abuse:
- Playing mind games
- Accusing you of having affairs
- Using your children against you
- Threatening you
- Calling you names
- Taking your car from you
- Threatening to take the kids away if you tell
- Demanding/forcing sex
- Threatening to commit suicide or to kill you
- Using your religious beliefs against you
- Withholding medical help
- Controlling your money
- Using physical attacks: kicking, hitting, slapping, punching, destroying your belongings, hair pulling, cigarette burns, stabbing, etc.
Resource Point - Serving You
“Do you believe your partner may seriously hurt or kill you? Please call the statewide hotline to connect to your local center for help: 1-800-500-1119.
Call your local domestic violence center directly:
- SafeHouse of Seminole 407-330-6933
- Orange County: Harbor House 407-886-2856
- Osceola County: Help Now 407-847-8562
- Volusia County: Domestic Abuse Council 386-257-2297
- 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.
Injunction for Protection.
- Injunction assistance - 407-665-6226
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.
Your safety is very important. Please consider these safety tips:
- Ask an advocate to help you plan for safety.
- Calls for assistance should be made from phones in safe locations.
- Change your habits…choose different grocery stores, routes home…
- Identify transportation options through friends, family, agencies, and the hotline.
- Request confidentiality when working with agencies and churches.
- If someone is threatening you or your children, take the threat seriously.
- Have a signal for help with trusted friends and neighbors.
- Identify someone on the job who is most likely to help you if you are in danger
- Make a list of people you can count on during emergencies
- Learn about the possibility of your partner monitoring your computer use.