Do You Need Help?

You are not alone. Whether you need someone to listen, to talk with, to give professional expertise, a place to stay, a safety plan— there are supports available for you. 

You can live without fear, hurt, abuse and violence. Shelters can help.

If you…

  • are in immediate danger call 911
  • Need to speak with someone at a shelter near you, call our toll free line at 1-866-331-3933
  • Need to locate a shelter in your community, refer to our shelter section.  Within each shelter listing are individual crisis and business phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. 

Cover your tracks
Call for Help Safely
Contact a Shelter
Types of Abuse
Power and Control Wheel

ACWS is not a direct-service agency.  We are unable to provide support or referral to people who are looking for help.  


Someone I Know Needs Help

When you suspect someone you know is living in domestic violence, it is your responsibility to do something about it. It’s important to handle the situation carefully, and you may be unsure of what to do.

The links below provide some information and can help you connect to available supports. 

Above all, know that domestic violence is never simple.  The reasons why someone is living with abuse are complex.  It’s important to be patient and try not to judge.  Offer your support and let her know that you are there for her, and can help her reach available services in the community. 

If someone is in immediate danger, call 911.  
If you suspect a child may be in danger, call the child protection hotline at: 1-800-387-KIDS

What Can You Do?
Types of Abuse
Contact a Shelter
Domestic Violence and Your Workplace