A Call to Men promotes healthy, respectful manhood. The organization fosters a safe and respectful community through training and educational resources for schools, companies, community groups, and government agencies.
1 in 4 women experience domestic violence in the United States. Nearly all those cases include financial abuse. It’s one of the main reasons victims are unable to leave an abusive partner or have to return to one. Since 2005, The Allstate Foundation has been committed to disrupting the cycle of relationship abuse. They provide survivors with the education and resources needed to achieve their potential and equip young people with the information and confidence they need to help prevent unhealthy relationships before they start.
Amazon Watch is an environmental organization that has protected the rainforest and propelled rights for Indigenous individuals in the Amazon Basin. They’ve partnered with Indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability, and preserving the Amazon’s ecological systems. Amazon watch is working directly with Indigenous communities in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru to increase local capacity and advance the long-term protection of their lands
Since 1881, the American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization. They provide shelter, food, and comfort to those affected by disasters on large and small scales. The organization collects lifesaving donated blood and supplies for patients in need. They support individuals on military bases worldwide and their families at home. They offer CPR, first-aid, and other forms of training that save lives. They offer assistance to our neighbors abroad with critical disaster response, preparedness, and disease prevention efforts.
Animal Haven is a nonprofit organization with a mission to find homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area. Since 1967, Animal Haven has operated as an animal shelter in Manhattan, offering behavioral intervention to improve the chances of animal adoptions and programs that enhance the bond between animals and people.
Animal Welfare Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people. Animals deserve better treatment everywhere: laboratories, farms, homes, and the wild. The organization engages with policymakers, scientists, and the public in hopes of abolishing factory farms, supporting high welfare family farms, and achieving humane slaughter for animals raised for food. Animal Welfare pushes for an improvement in animal housing and research conditions. Additionally, they aim to preserve species threatened with extinction and protect wildlife from harmful exploitation.
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America find new treatments and future prevention for depression and anxiety disorders. Their provided programs and guides are rooted in research and data to ultimately remove stigmas regarding mental health disorders and treatments.
Apraxia Kids is the leading nonprofit in strengthening the support systems for children with apraxia of speech. They conduct advocacy and research which educates families and professionals to facilitate a community and outreach program.
The Asian Pacific Development Center offers assistance and mental health resources to Asian citizens. The organization serves and supports immigrant and refugee communities by fostering a healthy and empowering environment.
Asista aims to advance the dignity, rights, and liberty of immigrant survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Asista has three programs: Case Assistance (TA), Policy Advocacy, and Training. Their TA program is individualized case help intended for attorneys, DOJ representatives, and advocates serving immigrant survivors of violence in a professional capacity. Asista’s Policy Advocacy program connects individual case problems and identifies systemic trends and issues that require policy change. The training program provides in-person and online training opportunities to attorneys and advocates who service immigrant survivors of crime, including enhanced safety planning and topics of survivor-based forms of immigration benefits.
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization. By delivering best-in-class training, offering the CFE credential, and fostering a dynamic, global community of anti-fraud professionals, the ACFE is reducing fraud and corruption worldwide.
The Bail Project disrupts the money bail system to combat mass incarceration. Their representative fight to end cash bail and create a more just, equitable, and humane pretrial system
Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) promotes systemic change within the civil and criminal justice systems to ensure an effective and just response to victims and perpetrators of intimate partner violence and the children exposed to this violence. BWJP is involved in six project initiatives. SAFeR is one such project and promotes domestic violence-informed decision-making in family law matters. The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms and the Safer Families, Safer Communities Project work to prevent domestic violence-related homicides involving firearms through the promotion and support of the implementation of firearm prohibitions in domestic violence. Another project is BWJP’s National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit. This program promotes procedures for issuing, service, and enforcing protection orders that effectively respond to the needs of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
The Big Shoulders Fund is an education-based nonprofit organization that supports 72 high-need schools in the Chicago area and 20 in the Northwest Indiana area. Those schools serve about 20,000 children, 70% of whom come from low-income families. Their funds go towards various programs and operations such as scholarships, operational improvements, leadership development programs, and teachers’ academic and professional development programs. Its mission is to help the children of the Chicago area fulfill their dreams by providing access to quality and value-based education.
The Black and Missing Foundation brings awareness to missing persons of color. They provide vital resources and tools for victims’ families, friends, and the public to educate on personal safety.
The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) aim to bring together, heal and liberate black, marginalized communities. They are sparking change through offered training courses, wellness coaching, peer support, and grants.
Black Girls Smile (BGS) is one of the leading organizations focusing on Black, female mental wellbeing. BGS focuses on providing young Black women education, resources, and other forms of support to foster mentally healthy lives. The organization’s mission is rooted in research, focus group data, and personal experiences that highlight the under-served and underrepresented mental health meeds of Black women.
Black Men Heal is an organization focused on providing mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color. African-Americans are 20% more likely to develop a mental illness than their white counterparts; Suicides are the third leading cause of death for black men between 15-24 years old. Black Men Heal’s goal is to lower these statistics through its efforts to remove stigmas, eliminate treatment costs, and match providers and clients.
The Black Mental Health Alliance develops, promotes, and sponsors credible, culturally-relevant educational forums, training, and referral services to support the mental health and wellbeing of Black people and their communities. Their specialized workshops and forums promote optimal mental health, respect, and compassion.
Boulder Voices for Children is an organization that hopes to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect in Boulder County. Their trained CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers. The CASAs provide investigation, advocacy, monitoring, and direct service to child victims.
The Bridge Rail Foundation’s mission is to prevent easy access to lethal means of suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge and other common suicide sites. They place focus on suicide deterrent installations and advocacy.
For nearly 40 years, The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence has been recognized as California’s domestic violence coalition, representing over 1,000 advocates, organizations, and allied groups. Their public policy efforts and access to education have sparked social change.
Center for Disaster Philanthropy Inc. is a nonprofit organization that envisions a world where the impact of disasters is mitigated with thoughtful, equitable, and responsible recovery resources for all. They hope to leverage the power of philanthropy to propel a full range of resources that strengthen the abilities of communities to withstand disasters and recover when they occur.
The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice is a national organization whose work advances the economic standing of survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. The organization provides survivors with a team of attorneys and advocates who conduct research and fight to fix broken policies and systems.
Founded in 2013, Chayn is a global nonprofit run by survivors and allies worldwide, creating resources to support the healing of survivors from gender-based violence. The organization offers online resources and services for survivors of abuse that are trauma-informed, intersectional, multi-lingual, and feminist. Chayn highlights the experiences of marginalized individuals, opening up access to resources for all. All forms of gender-based violence, especially domestic and sexual violence and technology-facilitated abuse, are tackled by the cause. Their work has reached roughly 400,000 people across the globe and more every day.
The Children’s Assessment Center (CAC) provides a professional, compassionate, and coordinated approach to treating sexually abused children and their families. They’re committed to mitigating the number of children who enter adulthood with unsolved trauma due to abuse. Their staff is specially trained professionals that offer forms of treatment in their facility, free of charge.
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is an organization providing college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who’ve lost a parent. They serve families of service members from all branches of the armed force who’ve died due to combat casualties, military training accidents, service-related illnesses, suicide, and other duty-related deaths as ruled by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child of a fallen patriot receives college funding.
City Forward Collective is an organization focused on securing the Milwaukee area’s economic future and quality of life. They aim to provide opportunities to attend a high-quality high school for every child in the city. Their work focuses on increasing access, closing the achievement gap, and advancing equity for schools, children, and their families.
Community United Against Violence (CUAV) works to build the power of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) communities to transform violence and oppression. The organization supports the healing and leadership of those impacted by abuse and mobilizes their broader communities to replace cycles of trauma with cycles of safety and liberation. CUAV provides three ongoing programs to those who come to CUAV for support. These include Advocacy-Based Peer Counseling and hotlines, ongoing weekly support groups, and a membership program that cultivates leaders and change at a systemic level.
Commonwealth is a national nonprofit building financial security and opportunity for financially vulnerable people through innovation and partnerships. The organization’s vision is to make it possible for all people to build wealth. Over two decades, Commonwealth’s fundamental purpose has remained to create a stronger and more prosperous society where everyone has financial opportunity. Their work has enabled 1.5 million people to save over $6 billion on a path to greater financial security and wealth.
The Consent Awareness Network (CAN) fights for consent-based laws to conquer all forms of sexual assault across the US and around the world. They advocate for and teach what consent means and should look like. Representatives of the organization have spoken to crowds across the country, including at a TEDx Talk.
Since 2002, Cradles to Crayons (C2C) has catered to children living in homeless or low-income situations. C2C provides children with the essential items needed to survive and thrive at home and school. They supply items free of charge by connecting communities that have with those that need.
Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention with a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need. The organization promotes mental well-being for people wherever they are with their empathetic worldview, where nobody feels alone.
Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) advocates for democracy, the rule of law, and human rights for all people of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). DAWN simultaneously highlights and celebrates democratic reforms in the Arab world while highlighting human rights violations and abusive practices. As a US-based organization, the organization focuses its research and advocacy on MENA governments with close ties to the United States. DAWN provides resources and data with comprehensive information about human rights violations. The organization aims to expose and hold accountable government officials responsible for abuses. It is in the process of developing policy recommendations for the reform of abusive governments and the reform of US and other international foreign policies that support abusive governments.
DAWN is a nonprofit organization that supports, empowers, and protects survivors of domestic abuse in South King County and maintains safety through education and quick prevention response. The organization envisions a community that is committed to preventing violence and taking collective responsibility and action to create a more peaceful, safe place to live.
Since 1990, the Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) has offered legal information and representation to victims. The organization has a group of advocates to assist and accompany victims as they seek access to community resources to pursue their safety and freedom.
Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS) is the only nonprofit agency in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and its surrounding communities to offer comprehensive intervention and prevention services to those affected by domestic and sexual violence. The organization aims to rebuild lives affected by domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, shelter, counseling, and education.
Domestic Violence Service Center (DVSC) provide emergency shelters and direct services for battered women and their children. Their housing program offers transitional housing for battered and homeless women and their children. Also, the organization has a wide range of free and confidential services including a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, and supportive counseling.
Doorways envision a future free from violence with wide access to stable housing. This gives victims ways to escape homelessness, domestic violence, and sexual assault to safe, stable, and empowered lives.
Dress for Success empowers and aids women in achieving economic independence. Through its network of support and resources, women can thrive in work and everyday life. There are locations to donate clothes, funds, and volunteer across the country.
The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSCV) is an organization that implements evidence-based policy solutions and programs to reduce gun violence altogether. They make our communities safer by translating research into policy and achieve this through methods of policy development, advocacy, community/stakeholder engagement, and technical assistance.
Created by survivor Elizabeth Smart, the Elizabeth Smart Foundation hopes to bring an end to the victimization and exploitation of sexual assault. Through prevention, recovery, and advocacy methods, the Elizabeth Smart Foundation creates change for this broken system.
Empower Yolo has made it its mission to promote safe, healthy, and resilient communities through wide accessible 24-hour crisis intervention, legal assistance, and emergency shelter programs.
Led by Adam Dodge, Entab creates resources specifically for organizations that help victims and communities stay safe online. They’ve created technological developments and solutions to combat online abuse. They offer staff training and presentations conducted by students and or communities. Also, they offer many blog posts that share information about current online abuse-related stories.
End the Backlog is a program of the Joyful Heart Foundation, a national nonprofit organization founded by producer, director, actress, and advocate Mariska Hargitay. Their mission is to change society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse to support survivors’ healing and end this violence. The organization focuses on shining a light on the rape kit backlog in the United States. The goal is to end this injustice by identifying the extent of the nation’s backlog and best practices for eliminating it. End the Backlog achieves this by expanding the national dialogue on rape kit testing through increased public awareness, providing research, engaging communities and government agencies, and advocating for comprehensive rape kit reform legislation and policies.
Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to those who’ve been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. They push against the death penalty and excessive forms of punishment. EJI gives re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated individuals.
Equimundo: Center for Masculinities and Social Justice has worked internationally and in the US to engage men and boys as allies in gender equality, promote healthy manhood, and prevent violence. Equimundo’s mission is to achieve gender equality and social justice by transforming intergenerational patterns of harm and promoting patterns of care, empathy, and accountability among boys and men throughout their lives. They envision a world where society is caring, nonviolent, and gender-equitable.
FaithTrust Institute provides faith communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge to address the faith and cultural issues related to abuse. FaithTrust Institute provides multi-faith and religion-specific intervention and prevention training, consulting, and educational materials for national, state, and community faith-based and secular organizations in the following areas:domestic and sexual violence, healthy teen relationships, preventing teen dating violence, child abuse, children and youth exposed to domestic violence, healthy boundaries for clergy and spiritual teachers, responding to clergy misconduct, and trafficking of persons.
First Nations Development Institute is a non-profit organization strengthening American Indian economies to support Native communities. They create innovative institutions and models to strengthen asset control and support economic developments for American Indian people and communities. The organization improves economic conditions through technical assistance & training, advocacy & policy, and direct financial grants in six key areas: Achieving Native Financial Empowerment, Investing in Native Youth, Strengthening Tribal & Community Institutions, Advancing Household & Community Asset-Building Strategies, Nourishing Native Foods & Health, Stewarding Native Lands.
For over 40 years, Food Lifeline has been the largest hunger-relief organization in Washington state, actively working to end hunger in Western Washington. They provide nutritious food to thousands of people facing hunger every year. Their sourced healthy foods come from a variety of food industry partners. Last year, Food Lifeline provided more than 58 million pounds of food to over 300 local food banks, meal programs, and shelters.
Comprised of a team of queer, trans, immigrants, and BIPOC survivors, Free Form is committed to hiring QTBIPOC people and support their healing. They offer a minimum annual salary to full-time employees of $80,000 and store employees earn $28.85 per hour with added benefits.
Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is an educational organization that promotes the constitutional principle of secularism and educates the public on topics relating to nontheism. Since 1978, the organization has been comprised of freethinkers: atheists, agnostics, and skeptics. The foundation confronts violations of the separation of state and church on behalf of the public, including prayers in public schools, payment of public funds for religious purposes, government funding for widespread sectarian institutions, and the ongoing campaign against civil rights for women, gays, and LGBTQ+ communities led by churches.
For over 30 years, Futures Without Violence has provided programs, policies, and campaigns that empower those working to end female and child-targeted violence. With three offices across the U.S. (San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Boston), they’ve established strong methods to train professionals to improve responses to abuse. They’ve created programs at colleges, healthcare initiatives, human trafficking awareness, and policy work to inform. Futures Without Violence has a far reach, training over 25,000 domestic violence professionals.
Gender and Sexualities Alliance Network (GSA Network) is an LGBTQ+ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans, and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and more accepting communities. They work with and empower grassroots, youth-led groups to educate their schools and communities, advocate for policies to protect LGBTQ+ youth from harassment and violence, and organize with other youth groups to identify the more significant issues of oppression. GSA Network’s work with students focused on leadership development and activism that builds alliances across sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, and class lines. They have specialized training designed to facilitate coalition building.
Hope for the Day is a nonprofit movement driving the conversation on suicide prevention and mental health education. Their work touches all 50 states, 26 countries, and 17 languages. 100% of proceeds go to suicide prevention and mental health education programming.
House of Ruth offers specialized housing, childcare centers, and free psychotherapy for women. 93% of House of Ruth’s survivors have secure permanent and safe housing a year after leaving the program.
Human Options’ mission is to educate those of Orange Country to recognize relationship violence as a severe threat through its support, advocacy, and empowerment. Their 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter access, and educational services help to make social change possible.
The Hunger Coalition is a social services organization that builds healthy communities through access to safe food and confronts the root cause of food insecurities with collaboration with various partners. They hope to create a community where everyone can access good food despite economic status, where human relationships grow, and all are empowered to speak up.
INCITE! is a network of radical feminists of color organizing to end state violence and violence in our homes and communities. Since 2000, the organization has worked to develop analyses and strategies around ending violence that place women of color at the center of all forms and encourage the anti-violence movement to reinsert political organizing.
Inclusive Therapists make the counseling and therapy process simpler and safer for people of BIPOC, Neurodivergent, and Disabled communities. Their group of social justice-oriented professionals strives to embody anti-discrimination, anti-oppression, anti-stigma, anti-racism & anti-ableism. They aim to advance justice, equity, liberation, and celebration of all intersectional identities.
Infant Crisis Services is a nonprofit that provides life-sustaining formulas, foods, and diapers to babies and toddlers in need. Infant Crisis Services employees and volunteers offer families education, emotional support, and guidance. Every individual is treated with respect, compassion, kindness, and love. Additionally, Infant Crisis Services connects families with other agencies and services, leading to self-sufficiency. Since 1984, Infant Crisis Services has provided over 300,000 babies and toddlers with food, diapers, clothing, and hope.
The JED Foundation works with over 370 schools across the country to spread awareness and resources regarding mental health. They are parents of other organizations like ‘ULifeline’ and ‘Jed’s Set to Go’ that provide more personalized mental health support; their reach is far and wide.
Based in NYC, the Joyful Heart Foundation aims to change how we respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, and children of abuse. Their healing retreats, education/advocacy services, and efforts to end rape kit backlogging are some of the ways Joyful Heart Foundation has instilled change.
Julie’s Purse Project was initially formed to give back to those in need during the holiday season, but has blossomed into a year-round non profit that collects new and gently used purses, filling them with essential items women need.
In honor of Kathy’s tragic death, Kathy’s Legacy is devoted to “change lives and revive hope.” Kathy’s Legacy provides safe shelters for survivors and their pets. Also, they offer dental, legal, and financial aid for families who’ve been affected by domestic violence. In honor of Kathy and the foundation, Kathy’s Law was passed. “The law will allow judges to order electronic monitoring of a perpetrator, in addition to a restraining order in certain domestic violence cases. This allows the victim to be notified if the perpetrator is in the vicinity.”
Kid Power North Carolina is a nonprofit organization where people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and walks of life share the common belief of teaching skills for safety, respect, confidence, and kindness for everyone, everywhere. They provide empowering child protection, positive communication, advocacy, personal safety, and self-defense skills for all ages, abilities, cultures, beliefs, genders, and identities, locally and worldwide. Their resources aim to prepare children, teens, and adults, including those with special needs, to prevent and stop bullying, abuse, harassment, assault, and other emotional, social, or physical violence.
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) aims to give victims of sexual assault a voice. The organization works to create change in public belief systems, attitudes, and behaviors regarding sexual violence. KCSARC prioritizes instilling courage in individuals to speak up and out against sexual assault.
Laura’s House was inspired by Laura’s experience with domestic violence. The organization offers many programs and services that provide vital support and education on domestic violence prevention. Their resources include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelters, outreach and children’s programs, a counseling center, legal services, and transitional housing.
The LGBTQ+ Bar offers the LGBTQ+ community opportunities to promote justice and become involved in the legal field. After becoming an official affiliate of the American Bar Association, they work closely with ABA’s Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity committees.
Life Wire helps those who’ve been impacted by domestic violence by offering support, resources, and professional services. Life Wire offers a 24-hour hotline service, methods for safe housing., therapy sessions, support groups, and legal advocacy. They’ve partnered with schools throughout the country to teach and mentor students on violence prevention. Life Wire offers many volunteers opportunities to join the domestic violence prevention growth in the making.
The Los Angeles Center for Law (LACLJ) and Justice is a nonprofit organization who secures justice for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and empowers victims to create a positive future of their own. LACJ’s resources provide survivors with personal client-centered services that are holistic, trauma-informed, culturally responsive and collaborative. Additionally, they offer incredibly helpful services that cover domestic violence restraining orders, family law, immigration, and community advocacy.
Mulsim Anti Racist Collaborative, or Muslim ARC, aims to provide education and other resources to advance racial justice. The three C’s: cultivate, connect, and create are at the center of the organization’s mission to create a more racially just society. They provide training and resources that confront racism, Xenophobia, indigenous peoples’ rights, and Islamophobia
Narika promotes women’s independence, economic empowerment, and well-being by helping domestic violence survivors with advocacy, support, and education. The organization has a comprehensive variety of services promoting women’s independence, economic empowerment, and well-being. From their toll-free helpline (1-800-215-7308) that allows anyone who has been a victim of domestic violence to call in and speak to any one their advocates. Narika’s Fremont Food Justice Program distributes groceries and essentials to survivors and families in need. This program provides basic needs for low-income survivors, like cleaning supplies, baby wipes, hot meals, pantry staples, and fresh produce.
Since 1984, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) has been a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC offers services for families, victims, professionals, schools, law enforcement, private industry, and communities to help prevent abducted, endangered, and sexually exploited children and to mitigate and combat exploitation.
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) works at local, state, and federal levels to change policies and societal perceptions to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. NCTE hopes for a future where transgender people don’t only survive, but thrive.
National Center for Youth Law is an educational organization that believes in youth’s power, agency, and wisdom. The organization has worked for over 50 years to transform government agencies and public systems to provide youths with equity, dignity, and care. Their work has sparked foundational shifts in policy and standards of practice in communities and states nationwide.
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) works to improve the national response to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation by gathering, housing, disseminating and stimulating innovative, validated methods of practice, education, research, and policy. The NCEA provides elder abuse information to professionals and the public and offers technical assistance and training to states and community-based organizations.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) envisions a world free of domestic violence. Their website gives useful links to statistics and information regarding domestic violence. Also, they host webinars, live events, and youth curriculums to inform. Through their work, NCADV has assisted in many policy changes: Violence Against Women Act and the Victims of Crime Act.
Since 1969, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing has advocated for policies to ensure access to trained mental health help. In the National Council’s 53 years, they’ve trained over 2.6 million people to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.
The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association stands with state and local member programs, supports, and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. The organization ensures children’s safety, permanent housing, and the opportunity to thrive.
24/7, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides victims, survivors, and those affected by domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and relationship abuse essential tools and support to live lives free of abuse. The Hotline’s expert advocates and other staff members have served over 6 million contacts speaking 200+ languages. Advocates are available at 1-800-799-SAFE and through online chat at www.TheHotline.org. All calls and chats are free and confidential.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is dedicated to creating an environment free from violence against women. NNEDV is the country’s leading voice for domestic violence victims and advocates.
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to advocating for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. With more than 300 patient organization members, NORD’s committed to identifying, treating, and curing rare disorders through its education, advocacy, research, and patient services programs.
The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is an organization committed to improving mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). They work at the intersection of social justice and mental health to heal justice in both spaces. Its mission is to increase access to mental well-being resources for QTPoC.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. They are committed to improving the quality and accessibility to crisis services though empowering their callers, providing professional practices, and raising awareness. Reach a representative at 1-800-273-8255.
The National Women’s Law Center is an educational organization fighting for gender justice. For nearly 50 years, the organization has confronted women’s daily issues in courts, public policy, and communities. They use laws to change culture, drive solutions for gender equality that shapes society, and break down the barriers that harm us, especially women of color, part of the LGBTQ+ community, and low-income areas/families.
The Network LA Red aims to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer relationships. Their 24-hour hotline, support groups, and housing pathway programs are beneficial resources for victims.
New Beginnings empowers survivors and mobilizes community awareness and action to end domestic violence. The organization provides the public with a helpful list of ‘warning signs of abuse’ to make it easier for those who may be in an abusive relationship to spot it. New Beginnings also offers a 24-hour help hotline, one-on-one support, housing support, and other resources and services to support victims of domestic violence.
Operation 20/20 aims to improve the eye health of underfunded populations and senior citizens globally. Donations fund the patient’s food, surgical equipment, surgery costs, eye-screening camps, and hospital accommodations.
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center is an organization providing the Los Angeles community with grief support services, education, resources, and hope. Since 1993, OUR HOUSE has helped thousands of grieving children, teens, and adults find healing after the death of someone close. They provide specialized grief support that recognizes grief’s universality and normalizes the emotions that come with it. OUR HOUSE envisions a world where grief is embraced, understood, and respected.
The Parasol Cooperative empowers and accelerates the work of member organizations that protect lives by offering them technology tools, knowledge, and services so that more individuals can live safe and healthy lives, especially those affected by domestic violence. Parasol Cooperative is comprised of survivors, advocates, and technologists who believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy environment, absent of violence and abuse. They use the existing organizations’ ability to reach survivors and enhance their influence and services through technology.
The largest nonprofit domestic violence organization, the Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV), aims to end the crime of domestic violence and empower its survivors. The organization restores power and control to survivors’ lives by educating the public on the dynamics of domestic violence, promoting healthy dating relationships, and offering shelter for battered women and their children. PADV has 55 full and part-time staff, offers a 24-hour crisis hotline for support, and has two 24-hour emergency shelters in Atlanta.
Person to Person provides individuals and families assistance for basic needs that allows access to resources to improve their lives. Their trained casework team offers support by giving access to food, clothing, and other forms of ongoing support.
Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit organization of trusted healthcare professionals, informed educators, and passionate advocates. Planned Parenthood delivers vital sexual and reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people in the United States and globally. Call 1-800-230-PLAN or visit abortionfinder.org for more information about abortion in your area.
Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry explores the topic of psychopathy and the doctors, scientists, and others who study them.
Rachael’s First Week offers resources to protect and educate teens entering adulthood. Their programs touch on the serious topics of sexual assault, mental health, and drugs and alcohol that teens start to encounter.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) is the largest anti-sexual violence organization. They provide programs to prevent sexual violence, aid survivors, and hold perpetrators accountable. RAINN is always there for you, offering a 24-hour hotline service.
The Rape Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment for victims of rape, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual abuse. They provide prevention and educational programs that aim to reduce the prevalence of sexual violence and abuse. Their training programs are geared toward police and other service providers to improve the treatment victims receive. The Rape Foundation also supports policy and institutional reforms, multi-agency partnerships, and other service models to increase victims’ access to services, help-seeking and reporting, and foster healing.
Founded in 1973, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) aims to protect the constitutional right to abortion. RCRC provides those with pro-choice and reproductive rights programs and public education campaigns. The Coalition uses educational and advocacy techniques to convey the power of religious communities. They amplify the voices of people of color, those living in poverty, and other underserved populations.
Safe From Online Sex Abuse (SOSA) is a non-profit informing the public and ultimately combating the severity of online sex abuse and exploitation. SOSA offers several helpful resources, such as hosted webinars, workshops, and school events. SOSA has partnered with various companies to develop new technologies to prevent online abuse.
Safe Passage Foundation (SPF) is a tax-exempt organization whose mission is to assist those who’ve been raised in ‘restrictive, isolated, or high-demand communities, often referred to as “cults.”’ SFP offers specialized scholarship and financial aid resources for these survivors. Also, SPF workers have made it a top priority to inform the public about the severity of this issue in various presentations and conferences.
Since 1980, Sarah’s Inn has addressed the lack of services for domestic violence victims and family members. They offer violence prevention training, crisis intervention services, and educational resources. Their mission is to support survivors and their loved ones as they find safety, rebuild their lives, and heal.
Saving Children and Reviving Souls (SCARS) is a nonprofit organization committed to keeping children safe and free from sexual & physical abuse. Their work shows that politicians treat child rape/abuse less importantly than roads, taxes, or other political matters. The organization prepares innovative programs with a panel of survivors and professionals, procurement of adequate additional law enforcement and prosecutorial teams, tougher State criminal penalties for Child Abusers/Predators, and assistance with the ignored Foster Care System. SCARS is adamant that change starts by widely providing the proper tools needed for the rescue, recovery, and healing of hundreds of thousands of Raped and Beaten Children.
Shriners Hospital for Children transforms the lives of children through its specialized care, innovation, and research. They’ve been consistently ranked as one of the country’s leading pediatric orthopedic and urology care providers by U.S. News & World Report.
Social Media Manipulation and Abuse Resistance Training (SMMART) Inc is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the youth of America the knowledge and skills necessary to protect them from online and social media threats. This includes manipulation, exploitation, victimization, and radicalization. The organization seeks to empower children and young adults to make smart online decisions by increasing awareness of the methods and motives used to manipulate them. Through education, we can build future citizenship immune to disinformation, misinformation, and other forms of manipulation.
The Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition partners with community agencies from various law enforcement, government officials, victim advocacy groups, treatment providers, school representatives, and family and child service organizations. These partnerships are integral to SRDVC’s mission to eliminate domestic violence.
Stalking Prevention, Awareness, & Resource Center (SPARC) is an organization providing education and resources about the crime of stalking. SPARC aims to improve the response to stalking by educating professionals who keep stalking victims safe and holding perpetrators accountable. Through its technical assistant endeavors, they assist multi-disciplinary professionals with resources and policy/protocol development. SPARC provides local, regional, state, and national training to the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), grantees, and potential grantees.
Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families, and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed. The organization provides support, education, and resources to keep children safe and create healthier communities. Stop it now aims to create a world where adults engage in respectful, caring behavior with children and other adults to create safe, stable, and nurturing relationships for all children. They hope for children to grow up free of trauma from any form of violence, including sexual abuse and exploitation.
Stand Up Placer’s mission is to save lives by empowering survivors and educating communities on domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. They provide many useful resources regarding crisis intervention and recovery services. Their outreach and prevention team participates in a diverse range of events from festivals to farmers markets to inform the public about all aspects of interpersonal violence
Sunshine Kids Foundation
The Sunshine Kids Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing children with cancer, with exciting, positive group activities and opportunities. They give young cancer patients opportunities to promote self-esteem, personal accomplishment, and fun. Thousands of children across the country have benefitted from the organization’s programs and national and regional events. All of their sponsored activities are completely free of charge.
For 25 years, Thistle Farms has aided in healing and instilling hope in women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. Their free two year program provides access to safe and supportive housing, financial independence, and a community of support.
Thorn is a nonprofit organization that forms long-term partnerships to build tools to fight child sexual abuse. The organization partners with tech companies, law enforcement, and NGOs to provide help and safety for children. Through research, Thorn creates powerful (technological) solutions to combat child sex abuse.
United Help Ukraine is a nonprofit organization receiving and distributing donations, food, medical supplies, and other resources to the people of Ukraine affected by Russia’s invasion. Their priorities are to save the lives of Ukrainian soldiers, assist wounded Ukrainian warriors, help families of wounded and killed in the war, aid internally displaced people, promote Ukraine’s culture and raise awareness of the current situation in Ukraine. They focus on fundraising events, raising awareness of the crisis in Ukraine by engaging individuals, organizations, media in the US, and private and government institutions.
The Trevor Project aims to end suicide among the LGBTQ+ community. It’s resources and ‘five key programs’ -crisis services, peer support, research, public education, advocacy – give those amazing tools to combat mental unrest.
For 40 years, Urban Resource Institute NYC has helped vulnerable and overlooked groups safely out of abusive situations. URINYC is the nation’s largest domestic violence shelter and services provider, whose created several programs to educate and prevent domestic violence.
The Violence Policy Center (VPC) is a national organization that conducts research on violence in America in hopes of developing violence-reduction policies and proposals. VPC examines the role of firearms in America, conducts research on firearm violence, and finds new methods to decrease firearm-related death and injury. They approach gun violence as a public health issue, advocating that firearms be subject to the health and safety standards like those that apply to all other consumer products. VPC has a record of policy accomplishments at the federal, state, and local levels. Each year, they release hard-hitting, fact-based studies on gun violence issues.
Visions of Women (VOW) educates, supports, and leads to raising awareness of domestic violence and promoting healthy relationships. VOW raises domestic violence awareness and works to see improvements in the community through education about the importance of healthy relationships. The organization provides circle groups, mental health counseling services, teen healthy relationship talks, educational outreach, and launches donation drives to secure funds. Also, they secure donations for back-to-school supplies, food, hygiene products, professional clothing, educational costs, and more. These products go to the survivors at schools, churches, shelters, and other community-based organizations.
Since 1990, the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) has continued to work across Washington state to help survivors of domestic violence towards safety and freedom. The organization’s work highlights leadership, programs, and public engagement to end domestic and sexual violence.
Wellspring is the domestic violence and sexual assault services resource for Saratoga County residents and the sexual assault services resource for Washington County residents. The organization supports survivors and engages the community to put an end to relationship and sexual abuse.
In his bestseller Why Does He Do That?, Lundy Bancroft – a counselor specialized in working with abusive men – shares the patterns and mindsets of male abusers. His information helps people, specifically women, recognize if they are in an abusive relationship, and the best ways to break free from them.
World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a nonprofit organization providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises while working to build stronger food systems with locally-led solutions. WCK has served more than 60 million fresh meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other global crises. Their Resilience Programs strengthen food and nutrition security by training chefs and school cooks, advancing clean cooking practices, and awarding grants to certain food businesses while providing them with educational and networking opportunities.
The Youth Celebrate Diversity organization educates and empowers youth to advance inclusion and acceptance globally. They are working to make social changes through its YCD guide, events, virtual training sessions, leadership programs, and linked resources.
For over 160 years, YWCA has been the largest and oldest women’s organization. They’ve been at the forefront of critical social movements: women’s empowerment, civil rights, affordable housing, pay equity, health care, and violence prevention.
Made up of dedicated law enforcement, specialized assessors, medical professionals, Zebra Centre has made it its mission to advocate and support its children. Children arrive at the centre through policing agency referrals.