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BellaOnline's Domestic Violence Editor


Resources for Battered Men

Guest Author - Jeanette Stingley

Of all of the articles I have researched, this was the hardest one to find information for. There aren’t many man only resources out there. The National Domestic Violence Hotline of course has resources and references for everyone so that should be a first step whether you are a man or a woman.

The following is a list of resources for men. Some are not gender specific so it is safe to assume that men can call for help. Don't hesitate to call Women's shelters and resources that say they only help women. Someone who answers your call may know someone or somewhere that you can turn to for help. If you know of any resources I do not have listed here, by all means e-mail me so I can add it. This listing was last updated February 14, 2011. Look for the word *NEW* for new listings. Please report any dead links to me so we keep fresh information available. If you know of any resources I can put here, email me!

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) http://www.safe4all.org/
“Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) is a human rights organization that provides services, publications, and training to serve those who typically fall between the cracks of domestic violence services: straight men, gays and lesbians, teens, and the elderly. We promote services for all victims and accountability for all perpetrators.”

Domestic Violence - Another Prospective http://www.menstuff.org/issues/byissue/domesticviolence.html

Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women http://www.DAHMW.org 24 crisis line 1-888-7HELPLINE

Yahoo Group for Battered and Abused Men http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/batteredhusbandssupport/

Alaska *NEW*
Anchorage - The Men's Center Inc 907-272-4822
Anchorage - Male Awareness Program, 907-279-9581, 24 crisis hotline 907-272-0100
Juneau - Alternatives to Violence - 907-586-3585
Juneau - Council on Domestic Violence - 907-465-4356

California, Lancaster
Valley Oasis Family Violence Shelter - Their 24-hour crisis line number: (805)945-6736

California, Los Angeles*NEW*
Center Against Abusive Behavior 213-734-3494

California,Napa *NEW*
Man Alive - Alternatives to Violence 707-258-1778

California, San Diego County
A shelter for gay men 619-692-2077. The YWCA has counseling services for men that are abused 619-270-4504

Domestic Violence Against Men In Colorado http://www.dvmen.org/

New London - Stopping Men's Violence program, primarily court mandated but also have a few men who truly want to change. elche@snet.com

Washington DC *NEW*
Men's Rape Prevention Project - www.mrpp.org
Center for Battered Women in Snohomish County will help any gender and sexual preference (425)252-2873

Florida Men's Resource Center http://www.wp.com/floridamenssite/

These are all in the 407 area code and provide services for men.
Coalition for the Homeless: 426-1250
Crossroads Mission: 843-5269
Central Care Mission: 299-6146
Anthony House: 383-5577
Salvation Army 423-8581
Fresh Start Project 422-9781
Cornerstone Institute: Bruce Stoakley 830-8808
Spouse Abuse Outreach Ctr. 895-6099
Christian Service Center 425-2523

Georgia, Atlanta

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Shelter doesn’t provide shelter for men but will assist in finding shelter for a man somewhere in the community. (912) 764-4605 for more information.

The Partnership Against Domestic Violence
1475 Peachtree St.
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30309
ADDITIONAL PHONE NUMBERS: crisis line: 404/873-1766

Kansas *NEW*
Leavenworth - The Alliance Against Family Violence crisis line 913-682-9131

Battered Men's Helpline http://www.noexcuse4abuse.org/
Harmony - Battered Men's Helpline *NEW* www.batteredmenshelpline.org

Massachusetts *NEW*
Amherst - Men's Resource Center of Western Massachusetts www.mensresourcecenter.org

Cambridge - Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project www.gmdvp.org

S.A.F.E. Hotline (616)941-0825 or email questions to abuseaid@aol.com
Grand Rapids - Men's Resource Center at Fountain Hill, Men's Resource Center at Fountain Hill www.menscenter.org *NEW*

Minnesota *NEW*
St Paul - Battered Men's Shelters of Minnesota 612-774-9577
Minneapolis - Sex Assault Serv for Men 900 Upton Ave N 55411

Missouri *NEW*
Kansas City - Anger Alternatives Inc. www.anger.org
St Louis - Abuse Prevention Program 6454 Alamo, 63105, 877-221-2194 or mlr@concentric.net

New York *NEW*
Buffalo - Men to Men Catholic Charities 716-896-6390
Owego - Intervention Towards Peace 24 hr crisis line 607-687-6866
Tarrytown - Men's Ctr 98 Main St 10591

Ohio *NEW*
Canton - Choices for Men 216-454-3812
Columbus - Men's Domestic Violence Program 614-444-0800

About Domestic Violence Against Men http://www.oregoncounseling.org/Handouts/DomesticViolenceMen.htm
Portland - Domestic Violence Prog, Men's Resource Center, 12 SE 14th, Portland, OR 97214 Providing individual and couples counseling plus a domestic violence intervention program that includes anger management mensresourcecent@qwest.net or www.portlandmensresourcecenter.com *NEW*

Arlington - The Women's Shelter will help men but I am not sure what services are provided. 817-460-5566
El Paso - El Paso Battered Women's Center 562-0077 has programs for battered men.
Ft. Worth - The Women's Haven will help men. Again, I am not sure what services they provide. (817)535-6464
Dallas - The Family Place (212)941-1991 offers help to battered men

Virginia Covington - Safehome Systems Inc is a domestic violence shelter for women and children. We also serve men and have processes in place to put them in a safe place. We also have recently become a sexual assault center. We offer peer counseling, support groups, court accompaniment, 24 hour hotline, and transportation assistance. Luanne Osborne or Sherry Livesay, Childrens Services Coor. PO Box 748 (24426) 877-393-3672 or 24 hr crisis line 540-965-3237 or www.safehome.cjb.net

Washington State
Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached toll-free at 800-562-6025 or their website is http://www.domestic-violence.org


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