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Domestic Violence

Resources for Special Populations

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  • National Center on Elder Abuse – Comprehensive website with information on elder abuse and national hotline: 1-800-677-1116. 

  • Medline Plus: Elder Abuse – Health website with excellent overview on Elder Abuse as a health problem, as well as numerous resource links.

  • Immigrant WomenInformation for immigrant and refugee women dealing with violence against women.

  • Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

  • National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence – Site includes Spanish-language educational brochures and a fact sheet on DV in Latino communities.

  • New York Asian Women ’s Center provides counseling, legal assistance, advocacy, and shelter for victims of domestic violence.  The multi-lingual hotline (1-888-888-7702) is available 24 hours a day with various Asian dialects.

  • Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence in Asian Communities - Summary of research on domestic violence among Asian and Pacific Islanders.

  • New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP) offers free and confidential support to victims (212-714-1141).  They also provide a Domestic Violence Report that summarizes incidents reported to AVP and a describes their services for victims.

  • Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence – Website with facts about animal cruelty in connection with domestic violence from The Humane Society.  Click here (PDF) for a brochure on how to protect a pet from DV.