If you are in danger, or are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
    (TTY) 1-800-787-3224
    It is available 24 hours a day for free.

City of Chicago Domestic Violence Hotline
   (TTY) 1-877-863-6339
   The city of Chicago offers counseling, shelter services, legal services. This is a service of the city and as such is free and available 24 hours  a day for free. They also offer more than just English-speaking resources.

Focus on the Family
   Local Counselor Locator
  Help Line (available 6am-8pm Mountain Time [UTC -07:00])

    Helpguide.org has a great amount of information that has been gathered together in this place. Clicking the various links will bring a person to an assortment of pages filled with more information on abuse and even more helplines and similar resources, including resources for people outside of the USA. This page http://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/domestic-violence-and-abuse.htm has a list of questions to help a person who is wondering whether they are victims of abuse. Best of all, it appears to be kept up to date, with the last update happening sometime in same month as this was posted. It includes information about domestic violence against men and children and all kinds of other helpful things like figure showing the abuse cycle.

     1-800-422-4453 (1-800-4-A-CHILD)
     Child Help has some great information about the various kinds of child abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional, and neglect. It also has a national child abuse hotline. The website lists some statistics on child abuse as some more information on what to do if a child is being abused.

    SMS, text loveis to 22522
    live chat is available on the website
    This website has helpful information for abuse in a dating relationship. It has sections on several forms of abuse, including "digital abuse" which is basically the abuser using technology such as social media to maintain power and control over the person being abused. It also has several sections on how and where to get help, and sections like "Should we break up?" which younger and unmarried abuse victims will probably benefit from. It is helpful in that it certain seems to be aimed towards a younger demographic.

The National Center on Elder Abuse, a division of the Administration on Aging, itself a division of the Department of Health and Human Services
    The website has lots of information on elder abuse, especially for those who may be noticing the abuse. The site's FAQ's section should be helpful in determining whether elder abuse in taking place as well as the "GET HELP" banner, which takes you to a page with a large set of example scenarios of abuse.

RAINN: Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network
    hotline: 1-800-656-4673
    an online hotline is available via the website
    This site appears to have some good resources for those who have experienced various forms of sexual abuse, including male survivors. There is also a section on the website that gives advice on how to help someone who has been a victim of sexual abuse. Perhaps especially significant is its listing of international resources for help after sexual abuse, including a fairly extensive listing of various countries and the resources available in those places, cf. https://www.rainn.org/get-help/sexual-assault-and-rape-international-resources.

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