For Immediate Assistance:
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

The National Center for Victims of Crime
1-800-394-2255 or
1-800-211-7996 (TTY)

For Further Information:
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1-303-839-1852 or
1-303-839-1681 (TTY)

National Network to End Domestic Violence

Resources for Victims of Dating Abuse

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
The opportunity to speak one-on-one with a trained Peer Advocate who can offer support and connect you to resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
1-866-331-9474 or
1-866-331-8453 (TTY)
An online chat line is also available after school hours and weekends at

Break the Cycle
This website engages, educates and empowers youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.

Resources for Children Affected by Domestic Violence

Childhelp® exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. This organization focuses its efforts on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

Child Witness to Violence Project
This organization is a counseling, advocacy and outreach project that focuses on the growing number of young children who are hidden victims of violence, or children who are bystanders to community and domestic violence.

Battered Women's Justice Project


VLH has partnered with professional men who want to help navigate your "Now What?" questions after abuse.

Have you been through a traumatic marriage and are now divorced? Wondering what the heck happened to your dreams and how to trust again? Please reach out to the following men who have been there. They understand. They want to help.

Rod Arters

With experience as a professional youth worker, business owner, school teacher, coach, inmate, parent and divorcee, Rod has the unique ability to relate to almost anyone in whatever situation they are in.  His thought-provoking blog about life, mistakes, faith, hope & grace has now been read in over 175 countries with his articles translated in several languages.  A popular writer & sought after speaker, Rod draws from his deep well of biblical knowledge, life-experience and personal pain to encourage others along the broken journey to wholeness. He hosts a private, invitation-only Facebook group for men (called Brothers Keeper) and enjoys helping others find Hope in the midst of their painful situations.  You can follow his work on his blog (, Facebook (Rod Arters, Writer) or Twitter (@rodarters). The best way to reach him: He has three children and currently resides in Charlotte, NC.

Percell Rivere St. Thomass

Percell is a degreed psychologist, coach, and counselor with a concentration in spiritual wellness. His MEPS (Mental, Emotional, Physical, Spiritual) holistic program has been internationally sought after for over two decades. His work with the three primary natural laws of life, cognitive behavioral therapy, Hawai'ian ho'oponopono, and wellness of the mind, has made him an accomplished author and keynote speaker in five languages and to all ages. I live… talk, teach, and coach the Laws of Life with a well earned degree and a better earned and renewed knowledge and vigor based on a lifetime of born wisdom and experiences, both of silver spoons and hard knocks, on and off the path. It is my given, driven, and continued purpose and happiness to bring as many as I may to this knowledge. Percell 's message is, "You Can Have A Better Life".

Chris Gazdik, LCSW

Chris is an energetic and passionate therapist. He is a licensed clinical social worker with a former certification in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug treatment. He has over 20 years of experience. This vast experience includes work in many settings (inpatient hospitals, public mental health clinics, crisis units, and outpatient offices. Chris works with all ages and couples. In treatment, he uses an individualized approach that enhances his fundamental application of cognitive-behavioral techniques and other theoretical approaches. Chris's office in Mount Holly, NC, near Charlotte. Here is his resume:  CHRIS – Resume 1. and you can reach Chris at: