Places that Help: Florida
Included in this list are programs that can offer help/referrals to victims of abuse throughout the state. (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at WomensLawnnedv.org.)
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(800) 500-1119 (DV Legal Hotline for legal advice)
The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) does not provide direct services to victims of domestic violence. FCADV provides leadership, advocacy, education, training, technical assistance, public policy and development, and support to domestic violence center programs. They promote statewide communication on the issues of domestic violence and convene statewide professional trainings and conferences. They also have a project (the Clearinghouse Project) that provides legal assistance to victims but referrals are only accepted through local domestic violence programs.
Florida Department of Children and Families Domestic Violence Program
1317 Winewood Boulevard
Building 1, Room 202
Tallahassee, FL 32399
The Florida Department of Children and Families Domestic Violence Program does not provide direct services, but works closely with the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence to certify, monitor, and fund domestic violence centers in Florida. The Department’s Domestic Violence Program works with the coalition to promote a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to enhancing advocacy and improving the criminal justice system’s response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking crimes.
Florida Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 500-1119 or (800) 621-4202 (TTY)
Florida Domestic Violence Hotline is a statewide, trilingual service provided 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Services include support and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence and their friends and family. Florida Domestic Violence Hotline advocates connect survivors to their local certified center for shelter, support groups, outreach, and ongoing advocacy.
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