Where to Find Help in the U.S. If You Are a Victim of Abuse
Domestic abuse (physical, sexual, and/or emotional) affects thousands of women, men, and children in the United States, including immigrants who may may be hesitant to reach out for help. Please remember that immigrants who are victims of domestic violence have rights and can get help provided by governmental or non-governmental agencies. Services may include counseling, interpreters, emergency housing, legal counsel, and even monetary assistance.
The hotlines listed below have operators trained to help victims 24 hours a day free of charge. Interpreters are available.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline of the Rape, Abuse
and Incest National Network (RAINN)
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The National Center for Victims of Crime
For more information regarding legal rights available to immigrant victims of domestic violence in the U.S., you may visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website at: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=8707936ba657d210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=8a2f6d26d17df110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD.