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Domestic Violence Resources: Florida Resources

Hotlines

♦ Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence                   ♦ Aids to Victims of Domestic Abuse
   1-800-500-1119 or TDD (800) 621-4202                            1-800-355-8457

♦ Shelter House Northwest Florida                                     ♦ Harbor House of Central Florida
  (850) 863-4777 or 1-800-442-2873                                     (407) 886-2856

Legal Information

Florida courthouse

  • Florida Law Help
    This website contains guides and information on Florida laws and domestic violence, including info for TANF recipients, shelters and housing options, and free legal answers for low-income Floridians.
     
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
    FDCF has a very valuable section regarding how to prepare to leave an abusive home and what’s available to you when you leave. They also have information on Florida law regarding individual rights, rights for children, human trafficking and mental health resources. Some material is available in Spanish.
     
  • Women's Law Florida
    Women’s law is a reference website for abuse survivors looking to understand their rights. This website provides some brief information on the rights of native women living on reservations. Laws and rights on the website are categorized by state. Español

Information and Programs

  • Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    FCADV serves as an extremely comprehensive list of domestic violence resources and programs for abuse survivors to turn to. The website focuses on the common aspects of domestic violence as well as those that are harder to find resources and programs for, such as help for immigrants and refugees. Those with insecure internet access are advised to call 1-800-500-1119 for or TDD (800) 621-4202 for immediate help. Español | Kreyòl | Pусский
     
  • Orange County Domestic Violence Task Force
     The Orange County Domestic Violence Task Force has created this web site to provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions concerning domestic violence and have also listed local agencies that offer help.
     
  • Aids to Victims of Domestic Abuse
    AVDA is a website with information about how to make yourself safe upon leaving and in the aftermath of an abusive situation. This organization also runs its own domestic violence shelter and information regarding transitional housing can be accessed via the link. Their hotline operates 24 hours a day at 1-800-355-8457. Information also available in Spanish and Creole.

  • Women's Shelters Florida
    This directory allows abuse survivors to search for shelters and transitional housing by city and state. Some of the shelters listed provide accommodations for pregnant women and will help provide for newborns.
     
  • Shelter House Northwest Florida
    This is a shelter that provides counseling, housing and help for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Okaloosa and Walton County. The services they provide are free and they aim to help people regardless of race, gender identity, orientation, age or background. Their 24-hour hotline can be reached at 850-863-4777 or 1-800-44-22873.
     
  • Harbor House of Central Florida
    Harbor House of Central Florida is a domestic violence shelter for people living in the area. They aim to help all abuse survivors regardless of gender. Their number is (407)-886-2856. Español
     
  • Domestic Abuse Shelter of the Florida Keys
    DAS is a shelter operating out of the Florida Keys for domestic abuse survivors. This shelter also provides resources for victims of rape.