For the first time ever, people will have access to approximately 3,000 domestic violence organizations—all from their desktop, tablet, or smartphone. This new online resource replaces the NCADV print directory, and the information now can be accessed by multiple people at the same time, on any device, anywhere. Click here to access the database: https://www.domesticshelters.org
This resource may be helpful for mental health and substance abuse treatment providers who need to locate domestic violence resources for someone they are working with. In addition, providers should always be aware that they can call the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (P) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) to find a domestic violence advocate in their area.
For more resources for supporting domestic violence survivors, particularly with regard to mental health and substance use, as well as a tip sheet on how family and friends can support someone who may be experiencing abuse, see http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/survivors/.