Resources for safety and support during COVID-19

Those who are surviving violence in their relationships and families may be experiencing increased isolation and danger caused by social distancing measures during the Coronavirus public health emergency. Survivors often have specific needs around safety, health, and confidentiality. We have compiled resources and tools for survivors, communities, and care providers, who are working tirelessly to respond in ways that are safe and supportive for all.

Survivors, you are not alone:

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free:1-800-799-7233,and throughchat or text “START” to 88788.. 
  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free:800.656.HOPE (4673),and throughchat or via mobile App for survivors and loved ones.
  • for 24/7 teen dating violence support: chat, text “LOVEIS” to 22522, call 1.866.331.9474
  • The StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities:1−844-762-8483  or chat
  • The Trans LifeLine for peer support for trans folks 9am-3am CT:1-877-565-8860 or la línea directa en español a 1-877-565-8860.  This hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.
  • The Deaf Hotline is available 24/7 through video phone (1-855-812-1001),email and chat for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled survivors.
  • National Parent Helpline Monday -Friday 12pm-9am CT emotional support and advocacy for parents:1-855-427-2736

Safety and Care: Are you sheltering in place with someone who is hurting you? Here are some ideas about how to increase your safety and take care of yourself while you are at home:

  • Consider reaching out to a trusted friend, family member, or coworker who could check in with you about your safety and support needs. If you need help identifying support people in your life, take a look at the pod mapping worksheet from the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective.

Harm Reduction and Health

Community Care:

Social distancing does not have to lead to social isolation. We can take care of each other in this crisis and reach out to loved ones, friends, neighbors and colleagues to see if they have the care and support they need, and if they feel safe at home.

Supporting Survivors in Your Community:

Supporting Children

Mutual Aid and Social Justice During COVID-19

Survivor and Family Support Services:

Anti-Violence Organizations and Shelters:

Services for Unhoused People

Schools and Educators

Indian Country and American Indian/Alaska Native Communities

More information on supporting survivors during this public health emergency for: 

Workplaces and Employers

We are updating these resources continuously. If you have information to share, please contact the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence at, with the subject line “COVID19 Resource.” 

Additional Resources