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Domestic Violence Changes You Forever

National Domestic Violence Hotline

If you've ever experienced domestic violence, you know that it changes you forever. You are never the same. ❤️❤️

When speaking on a topic this personal I try to only relay facts that relate to what I've gone through.

No, you can't always just leave.

No, you don't always have resources.




The Hotline can be accessed via the nationwide number 1−800−799−SAFE(7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224 or (206) 518-9361 (Video Phone Only for Deaf Callers). The Hotline provides service referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.    

40% of Black women will experience DV across their lifetimes.

Black women are 3 times more likely to die as a result of intimate partner abuse.

• 90% of Black women are murdered by men that they know.

• 56% of women murdered by men that they know were killed by their husband, common-law husband, ex-husband, or boyfriend.

• 92% of these murders were not related to another felony, such as rape or robbery.

• Almost two-thirds of these deaths occurred during an argument between the victim and their killer.

• 67% of victims were killed by a gun; 62% of these deaths involved a handgun.

• Black women are three times more likely to be killed by a current or former partner than members of other racial groups.

• The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence survey found that 41% of Black women experience physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner compared to 31% of White women, 30% of Hispanic women, and 15% of Asian or Pacific Islander women.

• The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence survey also found that 9% of Black women were raped by their intimate partners, and 17% experienced sexual violence.

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Black and indigenous women are murdered at a higher rate than any other race. Black women are killed at a rate of 4.4 per 100,000 people, and Indigenous women at a rate of 4.3. Other races are killed at about a rate of one or two per 100,000 people


Alcoholics Anonymous

What is A.A.?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem.  It doesn’t cost anything to attend A.A. meetings. There are no age or education requirements to participate. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

A.A.’s primary purpose is to help alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

CDC National HIV and AIDS Hotline


A service of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), offers access to the latest, federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public.

1-800-HIV-0440 (448-0440) | 1-888-480-3739 TTY

1-301-315-2816 (Outside United States)

In English, en Español, 1 pm to 4 pm ET, Monday through Friday


CDC’s national health information hotline, providing answers to your questions regarding HIV, how to protect yourself, and where to get an HIV test.

1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636) | 1-888-232-6348 TTY

In English, en Español, 8 am to 8 pm EST, Monday through Friday

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

(800) 422-4453

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741

Gamblers Anonymous

Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio

(888) 628-9454

Narcotics Anonymous

National Domestic Violence Hotline

(800) 799-7233

National Grad Crisis Line

(877) 472-3457

National Sexual Assault Hotline

(800) 656-4673

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline


Chat online

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (options for deaf and hard of hearing)

For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988

Chat online

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline

(800) 662-4357

Veterans Crisis Line

988, then PRESS 1

Text 838255

Chat online

National Mental Health Crisis and Support Services

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

(800) 273-TALK (8255)

A free national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential

emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7

days a week. The Lifeline offers specialized assistance for the following: Attempt

Survivors, Disaster Survivors, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Loss Survivors, LGBTQ+, Native

Americans, Veterans, Youth.

Ayuda En Español: (888) 628-9454

Lifeline ofrece 24/7, gratuito servicios en español, no es necesario hablar ingles si usted

necesita ayuda.

Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255 and Press 1

A free 24-hour hotline and online chat available to Service Members and Veterans of all

branches of the military and their loved ones in suicidal crisis or emotional distress: 1-

800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) and press “1” to be routed to the Veterans Suicide

Prevention Hotline. In Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, Italy and the Netherlands

call 001-800-273-8255. Individuals on military bases can access the Lifeline with a 3-

digit access code (118) through their DSN system.

Veterans Affairs’ Caregiver Support Line: (855) 260-3274

A free support line answered by licensed professionals who can tell you about the

services available from VA, how you can access them and how you can reach the

Caregiver Support Coordinator at a VA Medical Center near you. VA's Caregiver

Support Line is toll-free Monday through Friday 8:00 am-8:00 pm ET.

NAMI HelpLine: (800) 950-NAMI (6264) or

Staff and volunteers are available Monday through Friday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm ET to

answer your questions about mental health issues.

Crisis Text Line: Text NAMI to 741-741

Connect with a trained counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)

Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone

experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available

in Spanish and other languages.

National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area

that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at the

Online Hotline: Free help, 24/7.

Loveli Brown


Healing Through Conversations Podcast

"Being able to articulate your feelings, wants, needs, and desires is the best way to advocate for yourself. This all starts with a conversation". Loveli xoxo


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