11 Domestic Violence Resource Centers for Pregnant women

Yesterday’s news came that the National Football League and

its team the Baltimore Ravens suspended

player Ray Rice over video evidence

he knocked out his then girlfriend, now wife Jayna Rice in an elevator last year while the couple were at an Atlantic City,

New Jersey casino.  It has been the

subject of much conversation online, in social media and at water coolers at

office spaces nationwide.
We wanted to chime in to share resources for women who are

pregnant or have children and are currently in situations where they are being

battered or abused emotionally or physically, who may not know there are resources

out there that can help them get out those situations or provide counseling and

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence,

please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233),  800-787-3224 TTY or find them online www.thehotline.org.
Also, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

has several partners and links to other sites and locations where battered

women, and their family members can turn to for help:
National Resource

Center on Domestic Violence
800-537-2238 | www.nrcdv.org and www.vawnet.org
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)

provides a wide range of free, comprehensive and individualized technical

assistance, training and resource materials. 

The scope of NRCDV’s technical assistance is broad and includes domestic

violence intervention and prevention, community education and organizing,

public policy and systems advocacy, and funding.
National Indigenous

Women’s Resource Center
855-649-7299 | www.niwrc.org
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc.

(NIWRC) is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to

serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic

Violence and Safety for Indian Women. NIWRC seeks to enhance the capacity of

American Indian and Alaska Native (Native) tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal

and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence.
Special Issue

Resource Centers
Battered Women’s

Justice Project: Criminal and Civil Justice Center
800-903-0111 ext. 1 | www.bwjp.org
The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) promotes change

within the civil and criminal justice systems that enhances their effectiveness

in providing safety, security and justice for battered women and their

Battered Women’s

Justice Project:

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
800-903-0111 ext. 3 | www.ncdbw.org
The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered

Women, located in Philadelphia, PA, addresses the unique needs of battered

women who, as a result of the abuse they have experienced at the hands of their

intimate partner, end up charged with a crime. 

The National Clearinghouse strives to prevent the revictimization of

battered women defendants by providing specialized technical assistance,

resources, and support to battered women charged with crimes and to members of

their defense teams.
National Health

Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Futures Without Violence
The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence

(HRC) supports health care practitioners, administrators and systems, domestic

violence experts, survivors, and policy makers at all levels as they improve

health care’s response to domestic violence.
National Center on

Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
312-726-7020 | www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma &

Mental Health is committed to developing comprehensive, accessible, and

culturally-relevant responses to the range of trauma-related issues faced by

domestic violence survivors and their children; to promoting advocacy that is

survivor-defined and rooted in principles of social justice; and to eradicating

the social and psychological conditions that contribute to interpersonal abuse

and violence across the lifespan.
Resource Center on

Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody
800-527-3223 | www.ncjfcj.org

The Family Violence Department of the National Council of

Juvenile and Family Court Judges provides leadership and assistance to

consumers and professionals dealing with the issue of child protection and

custody in the context of domestic violence through operation of the Resource

Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody.


Asian & Pacific

Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
415-568-3315 | www.apiidv.org

The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic

Violence is a national training and technical assistance provider and a

clearinghouse on gender violence in Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander

communities. It serves a national network of advocates, community members,

organizations, service agencies, professionals, researchers, policy advocates

and activists from community and social justice organizations working to

eliminate violence against women.
Casa de Esperanza
651-646-5553 | www.casadeesperanza.org

The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and

Communities (NLN) exists to advance effective responses to eliminate violence

and promote healthy relationships within Latin@ families and communities.  The NLN addresses four primary issues:

increasing access for Latin@s experiencing domestic violence through training

and technical assistance; producing culturally relevant tools for advocates and

practitioners; conducting culturally relevant research that explores the context

in which Latin@ families experience violence; and interjecting the lived

realities of Latin@s into policy efforts to better support Latin@ families. The

NLN is led by five dynamic and experienced national leaders and supported by

three national steering committees in policy, technical assistance, and

Institute on Domestic

Violence in the African American Community
877-643-8222 | www.dvinstitute.org
The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American

Community (IDVAAC) is an organization focused on the unique circumstances and

life experiences of African Americans as they seek resources and remedies

related to the victimization and perpetration of domestic violence in their

community.  IDVAAC recognizes the impact

and high correlation of intimate partner violence to child abuse, elder

maltreatment, and community violence.
Other DVRN Partners
National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE (7233)
 | 800-787-3224 TTY |www.thehotline.org 

The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides an immediate

response to victims of domestic violence and their families, and a seamless

referral system to community programs in response to the needs of the women,

men and children on the line.  The

Hotline, operated 24/7 and available in 170 languages, is the first step to

safety for many callers whose unique situation is assessed and evaluated to

meet short term needs, with a local referral to assist the caller in dealing

with the long-term effects of family violence.
There is always help. Don’t forget.

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