We have compiled a list of links to resources that cover Domestic Violence, which is merely a selection of the many resources available.  No Sad Story Ministries and Cry Out! To Get Out! is not responsible for the availability or content of these sites.

SOUTH CAROLINA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES

SC COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT
P.O. Box 7776
Columbia, SC 29202
Office: (803) 256-2900
www.sccadvasa.org

SC DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
1535 Confederate Avenue
Columbia, SC 29201
General Information: (803) 898-7601
www.dss.sc.gov/abuseneglect/domestic-violence/help-for-victims/

AGAINST ALL ODDZ STILLI RISE
Providing educational and mentoring services to victims and families of domestic violence within the community.
Office: (980) 238-9818
www.aaoznetwork.org

USA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
If you’re having thoughts of suicide or know someone who is, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 by phone at 1-800-273-8255 and by chat.

ACOG VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN DEPARTMENT
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has developed tools to screen patients for intimate partner violence and sexual assault.

ASIAN TASK FORCE AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
ATASK primarily serves Asian families and individuals in Massachusetts and New England who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from domestic violence.

BATTERED WOMEN’S JUSTICE PROJECT
BWJP offers training, technical assistance and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice systems in addressing domestic violence.

BREAK THE CYCLE
Break the Cycle provides tools and resources to prevent and end dating abuse.

CASA DE ESPERANZA
Casa de Esperanza’s mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latino communities to end domestic violence.

CHILD HELP
ChildHelp runs the National Child Abuse Helpline and they can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-422-4453. They talk to people of all ages who have experienced parental abuse.

CORPORATE ALLIANCE TO END PARTNER VIOLENCE
CAEPV is dedicated to reducing the costs and consequences of partner violence at work, and eliminating it altogether. Their site has info, materials and advice on everything from policies and programs to legal issues and legislation.

FAITH-TRUST INSTITUTE
FaithTrust is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence. They provide communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse.

FUTURES WITHOUT VIOLENCE
Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs,and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world.

HEALTH CARES ABOUT IPV
This site created by Futures Without Violence is an online toolkit with resources for resources for all health providers (not just physicians), as well as advocates.

HOPE LINE FROM VERIZON WIRELESS
HopeLine is a collection of no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories turned them into support for domestic violence organizations nationwide.

INSTITUTE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
IDVAAC is an organization focused on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder maltreatment and community violence.

INSTITUTE FOR LAW AND JUSTICE
ILJ is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to consulting, research, evaluation and training in criminal justice.

JOYFUL HEART FOUNDATION
JHF was founded by Law & Order SVU’s Mariska Hargitay with the intention of helping sexual assault survivors heal and reclaim a sense of joy in their lives.

LEGAL MOMENTUM
Legal Momentum advances and protects the rights of women and girls though education, litigation and public policy. Started in 1970, they are the oldest organization of their kind.

LEGAL RESOURCE CENTER ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
The LRC works specifically to obtain legal representation for domestic violence survivors in interstate custody cases and to provide technical assistance to domestic violence victim advocates and attorneys in such cases.

LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION
Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans.

NATIONAL ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES ASSOCIATION
Formed in 1989, the goal of NAPSA is to provide Adult Protective Services (APS) programs a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the quality of services for victims of elder and vulnerable adult mistreatment.

NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE FOR THE DEFENSE OF BATTERED WOMEN
NCDBW works with battered women who have been arrested and are facing trial, as well as those who are serving prison sentences.

NATIONAL CENTER ON DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
NCDSV helps people who work with victims and perpetrators: law enforcement, criminal justice professionals, health care professionals, advocates and service providers, counselors, and social workers. They also work with local, state and federal agencies, educators, media, policymakers and more.

THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME
They advocate for victims’ rights, train professionals who work with victims, and serve as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues. They’re the most comprehensive national resource committed to advancing victims’ rights and helping victims of crime rebuild their lives.

NATIONAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD
NIPNLG provides legal and technical support to immigrant communities, legal practitioners and all advocates seeking to advance the rights of noncitizens.

NATIONAL NETWORK TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST IMMIGRANT WOMEN
The National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women seeks to challenge and eliminate all forms of oppression and discrimination against immigrant women facing violence by empowering them to build better lives of their choice.

NATIONAL RUNAWAY SAFELINE
The mission of NRS is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

THE NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has worked since 1978 to make every home a safe home. NCADV works to raise awareness about domestic violence; to educate and create programming and technical assistance; to assist the public in addressing the issue; and to support those impacted by domestic violence.

NATIONAL NETWORK TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
NNEDV offers a range of programs and initiatives to address the complex causes and far-reaching consequences of domestic violence. Through cross-sector collaborations and corporate partnerships, they give support to victims of domestic violence who are escaping abusive relationships.

NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
NRCDV engages, informs and supports systems, organizations, communities and individuals to build their capacity to effectively address domestic violence and intersecting issues.

NATIONAL SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTER
NSVRC’s mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.

NO MORE
NO MORE is a new unifying symbol designed to galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault.  NO MORE is supported by major organizations working to address these urgent issues.

NATIONAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER
Sponsored by the CDC, NVAWPRC does research to help increase the understanding of violence against women.

PEACE OVER VIOLENCE
Peace Over Violence is a sexual and domestic violence, stalking, child abuse and youth violence prevention center headquartered in LA and dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.

POLARIS PROJECT
The Polaris Project is the leader in the global movement to eradicate modern slavery. They run the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

SOJOURNER CENTER
As one of the nation’s largest domestic violence shelters since 1977, the Sojourner Center is a tireless advocate for domestic violence victims and survivors.

SOROPTIMIST WOMEN’S OPPORTUNITY AWARDS
The Women’s Opportunity Awards program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Each year, over $1.5 million in education grants are awarded to over 1,000 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles, including domestic violence.

STRONG HEARTS NATIVE HELP LINE
The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a culturally-appropriate, free and confidential service for Native Americans affected by domestic violence and dating violence. Speak with a StrongHearts advocate by calling 1-844-762-8483 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central time.

US DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
HUD can assist in locating housing for low-income tenants, including senior citizens and people with disabilities.

US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: OFFICE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATE COALITIONS
A component of the U.S. Department of Justice, they provide federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

VAWnet
The goal of VAWnet, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, is to use electronic communication technology to enhance efforts to prevent violence against women and intervene more effectively when it occurs.

WOMENS LAW
A project of NNEDV, WomensLaw was launched to provide state-specific legal information and resources for survivors of domestic violence. They also provide referrals, detailed protective/restraining order information, and more, state by state.

YWCA
The YWCA is one of oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls and their families. They can assist the homeless in finding safe places to sleep and some facilities provide domestic violence, job training and financial literary services.

TEEN & LGBTQ SPECIFIC RESOURCES

1 IS 2 MANY
This initiative uses technology and outreach to spread knowledge about dating violence and sexual assault among teens and young adults.

BOYS TOWN and YOUR LIFE YOUR VOICE
Boys Town works to reunite children with their families when possible, or give them the skills and foundation needed to build a life on their own. They strive to help every child, “from those who may simply be struggling or in doubt to those who are in need of the most severe behavioral care.”

loveisrespect
A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and Break the Cycle, loveisrespect is the ultimate resource for advice and info on healthy dating. Its mission is to empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships. Peer advocates can be reached 24/7 via phone, online chat, or text (“loveis” to 22522).

NATIONAL RUNAWAY SAFELINE
If you’re thinking about leaving home, or you have and are seeking information and help, the Safeline is one of the top resources for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth and their families.

NORTHWEST NETWORK
NW Network was founded by and for LGBTQ survivors and is focused on safety, support and empowerment.

THAT’S NOT COOL
“Where do you draw your digital line?” Teens can learn about dating abuse and online safety through videos, games, and downloads they can share with friends.

A THIN LINE
A Thin Line is an MTV campaign created to empower teens to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse.

TREVOR PROJECT
Trevor Project is the national crisis lifeline for LGBTQ teens and adults. They have suicide prevention services for youth in digital spaces, counseling via IM, and a large online social network for LGBTQ people.

SCARLETEEN
Inclusive, comprehensive, supportive sexuality and relationships information for teens and emerging adults.