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Abuse Victims

We hope that you will never find yourself in a position where your safety and well-being are threatened by someone in or outside your home or family.  If however, you do face that situation, please refer to the information and resources below to access national, state, and support/advocacy resources.


If you need help right now from your local police department, please call 9-1-1.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233 (1-800-799-SAFE) or TTY at 1-800-787-3224.

The U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Violence Against Women has an extensive list of resources to help victims. 

The National Network to End Domestic Violence and the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women are both invaluable clearinghouses of information and resources to assist you if you are a victim.

If you have been physically, emotionally, or sexually abused by a partner, former partner, a family member, or someone living in your home, you can get help from family violence centers and organizations in your area that work through the Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence.

Family violence support services include:

  • 24-hour crisis hotline: 1-800-799-7233.
  • Someone who will pick you up and take you to a safe place or shelter anytime, day or night.
  • Emergency medical care.
  • People who will give you support and help you work through your problems.
  • Legal Help in the civil and criminal justice systems.
  • Information about how your children can continue taking school classes.
  • Job training and help getting a job.
  • Help to get other services you might need.

People who are causing the abuse also can get help.


Tennessee Coalition to end domestic & sexual violence. 

Tennessee domestic

Prevent Child Abuse

Tennessee National & State Victim Services Organizations.


Tennessee Coalition to end domestic and sexual violence

Tennessee Crisis Centers

The National Sex Offender Public Website is a very valuable and comprehensive clearinghouse of abuse victim facts, prevention information, services, and resources.