Abuse Victim Hotline

Mission Statement

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We have access to an extensive national database of free/low-cost local services and resources specifically geared towards servicing victims of abuse. Our goal is twofold: to initially comfort victims and to then guide the victim to the proper service or resource that is just right for them. Our agency is unique in that it is designed to fill the gap between the victim and the proper agency to serve the victim.

By applying our specialized expertise in the areas of law and psychology to each individual case and developing an understanding of a victim’s specific concerns through our personal and private communication technology, we are able to provide personal guidance through preliminary legal and psychological support. Once our support and guidance system is properly in place, we can direct our client to the most suitable local service. After the referral, we remain in contact with the client at his or her discretion.

Abuse Victim Hotline, Inc. was founded in August 2006.  One hundred percent of the money donated to Abuse Victim Hotline, Inc. is used to run business operations.   Abuse Victim Hotline, Inc. is run by volunteers.

The Abuse Victim Hotline, Inc. offers preliminary support to victims of abuse via our toll-free hotline and confidential email service.

If our volunteers cannot help a victim or friend/loved one of a victim directly, we will do our best to point them in the right direction.

Abuse Victim Hotline, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Philosophy

The Abuse Victim Hotline, Inc.’s (AVH) vision, leadership, and action empower people to advance their roles, rights and well-being.

AVH provides support services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We serve people without regard to age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, color or ability. We educate and inform children, youth and the community at large to prevent and eliminate the causes of domestic and sexual violence.

Our services are confidential and provided free of charge.

The Abuse Victim Hotline, Inc. embraces the belief that all individuals should have equal access to political, legal, economic, and social rights. We strive to create a community that embraces diversity, recognizes oppression, promotes empowerment, and supports the right of all individuals to self – determination. We eagerly work for the day when violence against men, women and children is part of history rather than a part of our daily lives.

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