Domestic Violence/Abuse Resources
 


Emergency Shelters
 

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.
Hotline numbers: (561)265-2900 or 1-800-355-8547
Delray Beach, FL  33447
http://www.avdaonline.org/
 

Mary Rubloff YWCA Harmony House
Hotline numbers:  1-800-973-9922 or (561)640-9844
West Palm Beach, FL  33409
 

Florida Resource Center for Women & Children, Inc.
Phone: (561) 848-8383 
 

Other Resources
 

Are You Being Abused? (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) http://www.acog.org/departments/dept_notice.cfm?recno=17&bulletin=198
True-false quiz helps identify the signs of abuse and encourages victims to seek assistance. Gives phone numbers to call for help.
 

Domestic Violence Project. Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County , Inc.
http://www.legalaidpbc.org/downloads/brochures/Domestic-Violence-Project.pdf
 

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
425 Office Plaza Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
http://www.fcadv.org
(800) 500-1119 Domestic Violence Helpline; (800) 621-4202 (TTY-Domestic Violence Helpline); (850) 425-2749
The mission of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) is to create a violence-free world by empowering women and children through the elimination of personal and institutional violence and oppression against all people. FCADV provides leadership, advocacy, education, training, technical assistance, public policy and development, and support to domestic violence center programs.
 

Helpguide.org: information on signs of domestic abuse and abusive relationships.
http://helpguide.org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_types_signs_causes_effects.htm
 

Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence page from the Family Violence Prevention Fund).
http://www.endabuse.org/content/features/detail/778/
Fact sheet on misconceptions about violence against immigrant women; outlines all the different tactics that abusers may use.
 

VictimLaw (National Center for Victims of Crime)
www.victimlaw.info
Comprehensive online database of victims' rights statutes, tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, summaries of court decisions. Aimed at a variety of users with varying levels of expertise.
 

Violence Against Women webpage  from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
http://www.acog.org/departments/dept_web.cfm?recno=17
This web page provides a list of domestic violence resources as well as their recommendation to physicians about intimate partner violence screening tools.