In The Media
Each time a domestic violence story is covered, media has an opportunity to save lives.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a leading resource utilized by media, to provide viewers, listeners and readers with a toll-free number to call from anywhere in the country to access safety from their abusive relationships.
More than just a bridge to safety, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide services in more than 170 languages. Hotline advocates answer questions, provide safety planning and information as well as directly connect callers to domestic violence resources available in their local calling area. All calls to the hotline are confidential and anonymous.
A special thank you to Bradford Public Relations for their professionalism and generous spirits.
We hope the media will continue to help us tell the story of domestic violence as a way of shedding light on the devastating fact that millions of women, men and young people in this country are directly experiencing physical, mental, emotional abuse and threats of violence in their intimate relationships. When reporting on the issue, we ask the media to take into careful consideration the safety of these victims.
General Press Kit
Group discusses complexity of abuse and increasing demand for services.
AUSTIN, TEXAS – The National Domestic Violence Hotline (the Hotline) is pleased to announce that the National Football League (NFL) has committed to providing significant resources to the organization that will allow the organization to answer virtually every call, chat and text from domestic violence victims, survivors, their loved ones and even abusers for the […]
Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired combat veteran and NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline today announced a new report and toolkit, Saving Women’s Lives, to serve as a resource for state and local leaders to adopt best practices that will help protect women from gun violence.
Today in Washington, DC, Rob Valente, National Domestic Violence Hotline policy expert presented highlights from a recent focus survey conducted by The Hotline on the use of firearms in domestic violence situations.
During December, the Avon Foundation will match donations made to the hotline up to $200,000.
Anyone looking for information or help will now be able to chat live online with hotline advocates thanks to a $250,000 donation from Verizon, through its HopeLine program.
Domestic Violence in the News
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy received a 10-game suspension as a result of last year’s domestic violence incident against his ex-girlfriend.
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NASCAR suspended Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch indefinitely on Friday, two days before the Daytona 500, for an incident of domestic violence that occurred last September.
You’re probably aware that the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, based on the extremely popular book series, opens today nationwide. Despite the popularity of the series, many different voices have criticized the books for portraying and even romanticizing unhealthy and abusive behaviors. Some members of the media and other groups have also commented about the […]
Austin Monthly – It’s midnight. Sixteen seconds into the new day, the first call comes in: a distraught mother in New Mexico who’s been physically abused by her husband and wants to know where she can go to escape yet another beating. Thirty-two seconds later, a teenager in Nebraska is asking for help on how to handle […]