The Truth About Abuse

Crisis Numbers, Resources, and Articles

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Emergency Help

Support Numbers and Websites

Physical/Sexual Abuse  

Emotional Abuse 

Spiritual Abuse 

Abuse in General 

Emergency Help

United States

            Child Abuse or Neglect    216-696-KIDS
            Elder Abuse or Neglect    216-420-6700
            Rape Crisis    216-619-6192
            Domestic Violence    216-391-4357
  • (see specific groups below)
  • 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 – Shout is an affiliate of Crisis Text Line® in the UK.  Shout is available in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Text SHOUT to 85258
  • European Union – emergency 112

U.S Specific Groups

  • National Dating Abuse Helpline – 1-866-331-9474
  • National Human Trafficking Resource Center/Polaris Project –  Call: 1-888-373-7888 Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)
  • American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence – 1-202-662-1000
  • 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).

What to Look for in an Onlne Therapist

Physical/ Sexual Abuse Articles

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 Articles

 Emotional Abuse in the Christian Marriage 

Is Watching Porn Emotional Abuse?

Spiritual Abuse Articles

Spiritual Abuse May Be Happening In Your Church Or to You 

Abuse in General Articles

What is Abuse?

What is True Love? Not This…

If It Hurts, Is It Love?     

Understanding Why Victims Stay (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)