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What resources and support are available to survivors of domestic violence?
If you are in danger, call 911 right away.
Isolation is one of the most significant factors that leads to an increase in domestic violence and safety risks. Don't let social distancing mean social isolation.
If you are - or someone you know is – living in fear of intimate partner violence, call the New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-572-SAFE (7233).
The hotline provides confidential access to domestic violence information and services, including crisis intervention, referral, and advocacy. It is bilingual and accessible to the deaf and hearing impaired.
If you are having suicidal thoughts call or text 988, or visit the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline to chat online with a trained crisis counselor.
Free legal assistance is available through Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ). Learn more by visiting their site, or get advice, referrals, and information through their hotline by calling 1-888-LSNJ-LAW (1-888-576-5529) or by visiting www.LSNJLawHotline.org.
- The New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) connects individuals affected by sexual violence with professionals that provide assistance and referrals. Calls to the NJCASA hotline at 1-800-601-7200 are routed to the closest rape crisis care center. NJCASA is the collective voice for victims of sexual violence, their loved ones and rape crisis centers across New Jersey.
- The Women's Referral Central Hotline at 1-800-322-8092 provides comprehensive information, referrals, active listening, and crisis response for issues confronting New Jersey residents, including but not limited to: child care, discrimination, displaced homemaker, divorce, employment, housing, job training, legal assistance, single parenting, and social services.
- The New Jersey Address Confidentiality Program Hotline at 1-877-218-9133 provides access to domestic violence information and services, including application procedures, referrals, and advocacy.
Additional domestic violence services, including culturally specific support programs, can be found through the New Jersey Department of Children and Families.