news

I #SeeDV As an Issue We Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Talk About: Cameka Crawford

One of the defining moments in my career happened just a few short months ago. I was speaking to a group of young women in college about healthy relationships and how to recognize the signs of dating abuse. The conversation became a little personal, and I began talking about a past relationship. While the relationship was not abusive, my partner ...

Read More »

This October #SeeDV with The Hotline

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)! This month serves as a reminder for people in communities across the country to renew their commitment to preventing and ending domestic violence, which affects more than 12 million people in the U.S. each year. Although domestic violence is an important issue year-round, DVAM is an opportunity for all in the movement – ...

Read More »

National Domestic Violence Hotline Announces New Officers for Fiscal Year 2016

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline), today announced new officers for its board of directors who began their terms effective immediately. The board oversees governance for the organization and works with the chief executive officer to set the strategic vision and direction for The Hotline. Catrina Wilson is the newly-elected chair of the board. Members also ...

Read More »

The Hotline, One Year Later

At this time last year, we were still reeling from the disturbing footage of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in an elevator. In the month after that footage was released, contacts to The Hotline spiked by 84%, and the media was discussing domestic violence at an unprecedented level. Although resources for domestic violence programs, including ...

Read More »

Pregnancy and Abuse: Safety During Postpartum

This post was contributed by Rebecca Donley and is the final post in a series about pregnancy and abuse. Read the first, second and third posts. The period immediately following childbirth can be immensely joyful for new parents. It is also often overwhelming to deal with the care of a new baby and adapt your lifestyle to what that entails. ...

Read More »

Pregnancy and Abuse: Planning a Safe Child Birth

This post was contributed by Rebecca Donley and is the third in a series about pregnancy and abuse. Read the first post here and the second post here. For many first time parents, childbirth is an exciting yet frightening event. While there are many ways to prepare yourself for the birth of your child, everyone has a different version of the ...

Read More »

Taking a Stand Against Gun Violence

This post was contributed by our VP of Policy, Rob Valente Firearms and domestic violence are a deadly combination. Last year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline conducted a survey addressing the experiences of survivors of domestic and dating violence around firearms violence. Of those who participated in the voluntary survey: 22% said their partners had threatened to use a firearm to ...

Read More »

Man Up!

Today’s post was written by Crayton Webb, Mary Kay Vice President of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility. It first appeared on the Mary Kay Blog. Republished with permission. Suck it up! No pain, no gain! Be a man! You play like a girl! How many times has someone said one of these things to you? How many times have ...

Read More »

Avon Foundation Partners with The Hotline to Grant $500,000 to 25 Local Domestic Violence Programs

The Avon Foundation for Women, the world’s largest corporate-affiliated philanthropy that focuses on issues that matter most to women, has partnered with The Hotline to grant $500,000 to 25 local domestic violence advocacy programs in cities across the U.S. The grant is part of a larger effort by the two organizations that started with #GivingTuesday to raise funds and awareness ...

Read More »