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Abuse Emergency and Support Numbers

United States

  • 911 is the U.S. emergency number for any crisis.
  • – Find a shelter near you    
  • -The National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) 
  • U.S. Abuse Hotlines by State
  • – U.S Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741-741 The only 24/7, nationwide crisis-intervention text-message hotline. 
  • -National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp  – 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) 
  • -National Sexual Assault Hotline  – 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)      
  • -National Human Trafficking Resource Center/Polaris Project –  Call: 1-888-373-7888 Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)   
  • Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN) email  VP: 202-559-5366     
  • -Casa de Esperanza  – Linea de crisis 24-horas/24-hour crisis line  1-651-772-1611  
  • -National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights – 1-510-465-1984   
  • -National Coalition for the Homeless – 1-202-737-6444   
  • -The Black Church and Domestic Violence Institute  – 1-770-909-0715    
  • – Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse – 1-206-568-7777   
  • – National Center for Elder Abuse – 1-855-500-3537       
  • The Justice Department encourages victims to report abuse to their local FBI office and to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel at or 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).
  • Local to Cleveland Ohio     Child Abuse or Neglect 216-696-KIDS;    Elder Abuse or Neglect   216-420-6700;  Rape Crisis  216-619-6192; Domestic Violence 216-391-4357
  • – Light of Life Rescue Mission -local to Pittsburgh


  • List of International Abuse Hotlines
  • Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence – 1-415-954-9988
  • -Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center International Toll-Free (24/7)  1-866-USWOMEN (879-6636)   
  • Canada text-message hotline. Text HOME to 686868
  • UK text-message hotline – Text SHOUT to 85258  Shout is an affiliate of Crisis Text Line® in the UK.  Shout is available in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. 
  • European Union – emergency 112

Find Treatment– What to look for in an online therapist

Online Therapy Reviews-  Online therapy review site – I like it for its detailed descriptions 

Psychology TodayExtensive listings of therapists and coaches

Christian Care Connect Find local Christian counselors, coaches, and clinics –  The Lighthouse Network: A National Helpline that supports leaders and faith community members in finding faith-based mental health services and support in their region. 1-844-543-3242 

Physical/ Sexual Abuse -Men Can Stop Rape – 1-202-265-6530 – Men Stopping Violence – 1-866-717-9317   

Beware Wolves in Sheep Clothing: Accepting Blatant Abuse in View of God’s Mercy

Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse in the Christian Marriage Part One| Part Two   Part Three  Part Four  Part Five

Is Watching Porn Emotional Abuse?

More On “Is Watching Porn Emotional Abuse?”

Spiritual Abuse

Spiritual Abuse May Be Happening In Your Church Or to You 

Abuse  General -American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence – 1-202-662-1000

What is Abuse?

What is True Love? Not This…

If It Hurts, Is It Love?     Part One     Part Two 

Understanding Why Victims Stay (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)


Disclaimer: Neither Always the Fight Ministries nor Nancy Virden Are responsible for individual experiences or outcomes.  Nancy is a board-certified mental health coach, not a doctor or fully licensed therapist. Nothing on this website substitutes for higher levels of professional mental health care.