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Abuse Victims

We hope that you would never find yourself in a position where your safety and well being is threatened by someone in or outside your home or family.  If however, you do face that situation, please refer to the information and resources below to access national, state, and support/advocacy resources.


If you need help right now from your local police department, please call 9-1-1.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233 (1-800-799-SAFE) or TTY at 1-800-787-3224.

The U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Violence Against Women has an extensive list of resources to help victims. 

The National Network to End Domestic Violence and National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women are both invaluable clearinghouses of information and resources to assist you if you are a victim.

If you have been physically, emotionally, or sexually abused by a partner, former partner, a family member or someone living in your home, you can get help from family violence centers and organizations in your area that work through HHSC’s Family Violence Program.

Family violence support services include:

  • 24-hour crisis hotline: 1-800-799-7233.
  • Someone who will pick you up and take you to a safe place or shelter anytime, day or night.
  • Emergency medical care.
  • People who will give you support and help you work through your problems.
  • Legal help in the civil and criminal justice systems.
  • Information about how your children can continue taking school classes.
  • Job training and help getting a job.
  • Help getting other services you might need.

People who are causing the abuse also can get help.


Here's the online link to victim services of family violence, along with the Texas Council on Family Violence, and the Texas Attorney General link to the Survivors of Family Violence Page

Domestic Violence Contact List (Texas and DFW area)

Also, here's the Texas Council on Family Violence Resources for Survivors and the Family Violence Services Provider Directory (searchable by type and location).


Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) was founded on a simple principle: to assist sexual assault survivors and to create a Texas free from sexual violence. TAASA advocates for individual sexual assault survivors as well as sexual assault programs collectively. That advocacy takes many forms, from supporting legislation favorable to victims and strengthening laws against sexual predators, to advocating for increased funding for sexual assault programs at both the federal and state levels. Since 1982, TAASA has provided statewide and regional trainings/conferences to over 100,000 Texans and provided over 6 million materials through rape crisis centers and community partners free of charge.


Crisis Center Locator for FREE and CONFIDENTIAL sexual assault legal services and assistance from Sexual Assault Legal Services and Assistance (SALSA) which is a joint project of the Texas Legal Services Center and Texas Association Against Sexual Assault.


The National Sex Offender Public Website has this very valuable and comprehensive clearinghouse of abuse victim facts, prevention information, services and resources.