If you are being abused, or know someone experiencing abuse, check out our Resources page or visit our Find Help By County page to find the domestic violence program nearest to you. (Si está siendo abusado, visite nuestra página web Encontrar Ayuda Cerca de Usted para encontrar su programa local que responde a la violencia doméstica.)
Domestic Violence Advocates around the state can provide:
- A caring listening ear. People who can listen and help you sort out options.
- Advocacy services. Specially trained advocates who can help with safety planning. Advocates can help you get information about welfare, CPS, disability services, immigration, housing, employment protections, and more.
- Emergency shelter or other safe lodging on a temporary basis.
- Housing Options. longer term housing options for individuals and families
- Emergency Financial Support. Advocates can help victims apply for VOCA Emergency Funds
- Support groups. Groups for children, youth, and adults.
- Legal advocacy. Information about protection orders and other civil matters. Most programs do not provide legal counsel, but may be able to refer you to free or low cost attorneys.