There is no excuse for abuse.
If you or someone you know is in danger or has been the victim of sexual assault or domestic violence, here are some web sites outside of PBS Online and phone numbers of national organizations that can put you in touch with resources in your area.
For local referrals or confidential counseling, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TDD). For emergencies, please call your local police at 911.
- National Coalition Against Sexual Violence
A leader in the national movement to end sexual violence, NCASA is committed to the elimination of sexual violence through intervention, education, advocacy, and public policy. The home page includes a listing of Rape Crisis Centers by state.
- National Organization for Women
NOW organizes many anti-violence campaigns and demonstrations throughout the country and provides information on violence against women.
- Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) 1-800-656-HOPE
RAINN is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. that operates a national toll-free hotline for victims of sexual assault.
- U.S. Department of Justice -- Violence Against Women Office
The Department of Justice's Violence Against Women Office leads a comprehensive national effort to combine tough new federal laws with assistance to states and localities to fight domestic violence and other crimes against women.
The largest provider of shelter and services for women victims of violence and their families in the United States, more than 650,000 people come to the YWCA each year for assistance and support to overcome violence.
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