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All of us were stunned yesterday when the graphic new video of former Baltimore Raven’s star Ray Rice was released, showing him punch his then-fiancé (now wife) not once but TWICE and knocking her out in an Atlantic City elevator back in February. Now, his contract has been terminated by the Ravens and he has been suspended indefinitely from the NFL…and the issue of domestic abuse is FINALLY being brought to the forefront.

The statistics are jaw-dropping: 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and every year over 3 million children witness domestic violence in their home.

But there is help out there.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are SO MANY resources to help get out and back on their feet. And below is a list of local and national organizations and hotlines that are there to help:


24-Hour Hotlines

Domestic Violence Network of Greater Indianapolis Navigation Hub: “HELPLINE/2-1-1” at 317-926-HELP (4357)

Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-332-7385

Domestic Violence 205-HOPE

Crisis and Suicide Intervention Service 251-7575

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE
1-800-787-3224 (TDD)

Emergency and Law Enforcement

Emergency 911
Marion County Sheriff’s Department Victim Assistance 231-8124
Indianapolis Police Department Victim Assistance 327-3331
Adult Protective Services 1-800-992-6978
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-800-5556
Center of Hope at Wishard Hospital ER 633-HOPE
VINE (Marion County Jail Release Notification) 1-800-278-8134
Marion County Prosecutor’s Office 327-8500

Advocacy, Support Groups and Counseling

Breaking Free 1-888-254-8988
Julian Center 941-2200
Family Advocacy Center 327-6900
Family Service 634-6341
Legacy House 554-5272
Prevail 773-6942
Wishard Hispanic Health Project 630-6636
Fresh Start of Indiana 541-1655

Resources for Families and Children

Prevent Child Abuse Indiana 1-800-CHILDREN
Indiana Family Helpline 1-800-433-0746
Family Support Center 634-5050
Teen Link Hotline 255-TEEN

Legal Assistance

Indiana Legal Services, Inc. 631-9410
Legal Aid Society 635-9538
Protective Order Pro Bono Project 638-7672

Financial Help

HELPLINE (Information and Referral) 926-4357
TANF/Medicaid/Medicare 931-2920

Shelters and Transitional Housing

Salvation Army / Ruth Lilly Center 317-637-5551
Julian Center Shelter 317-920-9320
Holy Family Shelter 317-635-7830
WINGS 317-251-7575
Queen of Peace 317-916-6753
Coburn Place Safe Haven (transitional housing) 923-5750




Produced by the Domestic Violence Network of Greater Indianapolis (317) 475-6110

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