The following are statewide or national organizations. For information on local organizations, click here. Check out the NEW national resource by clicking on the logo below.
Older Adults: Tips for Caregivers from the Centers for Disease Control This section of CDC’s Health Literacy website has a list of resources for caregivers who serve older adults.
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) – Through advocacy and education, the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) works everyday to improve victim safety, increase abuser accountability, expand coordinated community response, and ultimately, put an end to abuse in later life.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. To carry out its mission, the NCEA disseminates elder abuse information to professionals and the public, and provides technical assistance and training to states and to community-based organizations.
Center on Elder Abuse –UC Irvine’s Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect is committed to eliminating abuse of the elderly. The center provides education, advocacy, resources and technical assistance on the issue of elder abuse
Centers for Disease Control Elder Maltreatment Resources –Elder Maltreatment is on of the CDC’s focus areas in terms of violence prevention. This site has general information and statistics, prevention strategies, resources, and data about national and international trends.
Administration on Aging- In order to serve a growing senior population, AoA envisions ensuring the continuation of a vibrant aging services network at State, Territory, local and Tribal levels through funding of lower-cost, non-medical services and supports that provide the means by which many more seniors can maintain their independence.
A Consumer Guide to Elder Abuse – Offers a variety of links to other websites with info on prevention, warning signs, and resources.
Sites for Adults
Colorado Anti-Violence Program is dedicated to eliminating violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities in Colorado, and providing the highest quality services to survivors.
Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) is a statewide grassroots nonprofit agency that has been coordinating services for domestic violence victims and their families since 1978. Site contains a link about Colorado’s criminal justice system as it pertains to domestic violence, free publications, and information on Colorado domestic violence statistics. CCADV
Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA): COVA is committed to fairness and healing for crime victims, their families and communities through leadership, education, and advocacy. COVA’s vision is to be recognized as a national leader in building a collaborative environment where crime victims are given the opportunity to heal and restore balance to their lives.
Domestic Abuse Project (DAP) philosophy is rooted in the premise that violence and abuse are learned behaviors and that other, more positive and nurturing, behaviors can be learned to take their place. Web site includes Privacy on the Internet, Safety Planning, and a Checklist of Abuse Behaviors.
DOVE Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Women and Children provides culturally appropriate and fully accessible services for Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard-of-Hearing victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. DOVE works to empower victims by providing 24-hr crisis intervention, information and referral, and advocacy. TTY/Phone: 303-831-7932; 24-hour TTY Crisis Line: 303-831-7874
Futures Without Violence works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence.
Liz Claiborne Inc.’s “Love is not Abuse” Program provides information and tools that men, women, children, teens and corporate executives can use to learn more about domestic violence and find out how they can help end the epidemic.
Men’s Network Against Domestic Violence aims to organize a distinct, active, and sustainable group to raise awareness, mobilize, and empower the majority of men who don’t abuse their partners, spouses, or girlfriends.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: Advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 140 languages through interpreter services. 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TDD)
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) was founded in 1993 as a key component in a national network of domestic violence resources. The NRCDV provides support to all organizations and individuals working to end violence in the lives of victims and their children through technical assistance, training and information on response to and prevention of domestic violence.
Office on Violence Against Women (OVW): The mission of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is to provide federal leadership to reduce violence against women, and to administer justice for and strengthen services to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This is accomplished by developing and supporting the capacity of state, local, tribal, and non-profit entities involved in responding to violence against women.
Sites for Teens
TERA – Teens Ending Relationship Abuse is a group of peer educators associated with the Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley that work to end teen dating violence through education and avocacy.
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline is a community where you can find support and information to understand dating abuse. You can talk one-on-one with a trained advocate 24/7 who can offer support and connect you to resources. Call toll free 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453. One-on-one live chat is also available from 4 p.m.- 2 a.m. Central Standard Time, 7 days a week.
Break the Cycle believes everyone has the right to safe and healthy relationships. We are the leading, national nonprofit organization addressing teen dating violence. We work every day towards our mission to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic violence. www.breakthecycle.org
That’s Not Cool.com. provides information to teens on how to recognize dating violence, the statistics, effects, how to stop dating violence by helping either the victim or the abuser, giving the risks involved, and how to become more involved in the campaign.