Domestic Violence: Resources for Special Populations

  • National Council for Aging Care – Comprehensive website with information on elder abuse and national hotline: (800) 677-1116. 
  • Medline Plus: Elder Abuse – Health website with excellent overview on Elder Abuse as a health problem, as well as numerous resource links.
  • Immigrant Women - Information for immigrant and refugee women dealing with violence against women.
  • Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
  • National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence – Site includes Spanish-language educational brochures and a fact sheet on DV in Latino communities.
  • New York Asian Women's Center provides counseling, legal assistance, advocacy, and shelter for victims of domestic violence.  The multi-lingual hotline (888-888-7702) is available 24 hours a day with various Asian dialects.
  • Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence in Asian Communities - Summary of research on domestic violence among Asian and Pacific Islanders.
  • New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP) offers free and confidential support to victims (212-714-1141).  They also provide a Domestic Violence Report that summarizes incidents reported to AVP and a describes their services for victims.
  • Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence – Website with facts about animal cruelty in connection with domestic violence from The Humane Society. Click here (PDF) for a brochure on how to protect a pet from DV.