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"Freedom is the absense of coercion or constraint in choice or action."

fighting to shine a light on domestic violence.

 

It Stops Here is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence by taking a unique approach through film, technology, and curriculum.

founded by crystal sanchez
 

OUR VISION: The vision of It Stops Here is to create a world free of domestic violence and all gender-based violence.
 

THE MISSION: We are committed to ending domestic violence through education, intervention, and prevention by creating partnerships with diverse leaders within communities to further the movement to end domestic violence and abuse. We aim to create tools that increase awareness, initiate conversations, and equip those working to catalyze change.
 

It Stops Here is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence by taking a unique approach through film, technology, and curriculum. Domestic violence affects all of us, it does not discriminate by class, race, religion, culture, or wealth. We believe the only way to prevent violence is to get to the root of the problem. Although there is no single solution to this very complex issue, we strongly believe through concerted action—governments, businesses, schools, and individuals, we will ultimately achieve a world where women, femmes, and girls no longer have to live in fear.

 
 

Brainwashing in Domestic Violence

"Why don't you just leave?" This is an animation that depicts the psychological manipulation victims of domestic abuse experience. Brainwashing is subtle and very real. The tactics used by abusers are the same tactics used on prisoners of war and in cults. via ItStopsHere.org

  • 98% of domestic violence victims experience financial abuse. The number one reason victims stay in abusive relationships is because the abuser controls all the money supply leaving them with no financial resources.
     

  • Transgender people of color are 2.6 times more likely to become victims of intimate partner violence.

  • A woman is 70 times for likely to be murdered in the few weeks after leaving an abusive partner than at any other time in the relationship.

  • Black women are 35% more likely to experience intimate partner violence than white women.

  • 1 in 4 women will be victims of severe violence by an intimate partner.

 

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Resources for Victims & Survivors of Domestic Violence

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
www.ndvh.org

National Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)
www.rainn.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
International Toll-Free (24/7) 
1-866-USWOMEN (879-6636)
www.866uswomen.org

National Center for Victims of Crime
1-202-467-8700
www.victimsofcrime.org

National Human Trafficking Resource Center/Polaris Project
Call: 1-888-373-7888 | Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)
www.polarisproject.org

National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp 
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
www.childhelp.org

Alianza
1-505-753-3334
www.dvalianza.org

Casa de Esperanza
Linea de crisis 24-horas/24-hour The National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
www.ndvh.org

National Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)
www.rainn.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
International
Toll-Free (24/7) 
1-866-USWOMEN (879-6636)
www.866uswomen.org

National Center for Victims of Crime
1-202-467-8700
www.victimsofcrime.org

National Human Trafficking Resource Center/Polaris Project
Call: 1-888-373-7888 | Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)
www.polarisproject.org

National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
www.childhelp.org

Crisis Line
1-651-772-1611
www.casadeesperanza.org

National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities
1-651-646-5553
www.nationallatinonetwork.org

The National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project
(202) 274-4457
http://www.niwap.org/

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
855-649-7299
www.niwrc.org

Indigenous Women’s Network
1-512-258-3880
www.indigenouswomen.org

TEENS

Love is respect
Hotline: 1-866-331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org

Break the Cycle
202-824-0707
www.breakthecycle.org

LESBIAN, BI-SEXUAL, GAY, TRANSGENDER, GENDER NON-CONFORMING

The Audre Lorde Project
1-178-596-0342
www.alp.org

LAMBDA GLBT Community Services
1-206-350-4283
http://www.qrd.org/qrd/www/orgs/avproject/main.htm

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
1-212-714-1184
www.ncavp.org

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
1-202-393-5177
www.ngltf.org

Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse
1-206-568-7777
www.nwnetwork.org