Native American Toolkit


Family Violence Prevention & Services Resource Centers

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women. NIWRC seeks to enhance the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence and increase the safety of Native women. The NIWRC is dedicated to reclaiming the sovereignty of Native nations and safeguarding Native women and their children. Through public awareness and resource development, training and technical assistance, policy development, and research activities, NIWRC provides leadership across the nation to show that offenders can and will be held accountable and that Native women and their children are entitled to: 1) safety from violence within their homes and in their community; 2) justice both on and off tribal lands; and 3) access to services designed by and for Native women based on their tribal beliefs and practices.


The Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN) is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to inform and strengthen domestic violence intervention and prevention efforts at the individual, community and societal levels.
The DVRN works collaboratively to promote practices and strategies to improve our nation’s response to domestic violence and make safety and justice not just a priority, but also a reality. DVRN member agencies ensure that victims of domestic violence, advocates, community-based programs, educators, legal assistance providers, law enforcement and court personnel, health care providers, policy makers and government leaders at the local, state, tribal and federal levels have access to up-­to-­date information on best practices, policies, research and victim resources.

The DVRN includes two national resource centers, four special issue resource centers, three culturally-­specific Institutes, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Family Violence Prevention and Services Network of Domestic Violence Services. 

Native Hotline

StrongHearts Native Helpline
Need to talk? The StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is a safe, anonymous and confidential service for Native Americans affected by domestic violence and dating violence. Advocates are available at no cost Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central time when you are ready to reach out. StrongHearts offers immediate peer-to-peer support, crisis intervention, safety planning and referrals to culturally-appropriate resources. Visit for more information on abuse types and behaviors

Coalition to STOP Violence Against Native Women

CSVANW focuses its efforts on domestic violence, sexual violence, sex trafficking, child abuse and neglect, and teen dating violence. Violence is often interconnected and can be seen as a symptom of larger systemic social problems within our families and our communities. Addressing the social challenges faced by our Native women and children is only possible through the destruction of silos and the forging of strong partnerships between organizations and individuals across our communities.

If you are in an unsafe situation or need immediate assistance, please dial 911. Or for a safe, confidential way to talk with someone immediately, please call:
• Rape Abuse Incest National Network: 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) or go to
• National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or go to 

Tribal-Specific Resources:

AVELLAKA Program, LA Jolla  (760) 685-4736

CAHUILLA Consortium DV Advocacy  (951) 330-0479


NATIVE AMERICAN Resource Center    (909) 864-1097 EXT. 3328

PEACE BETWEEN PARTNERS, ICH SAN Diego   (760) 749-1410 EXT. 5326

RIVERSIDE/SAN Bernardino INDIAN HEALTH INC   (951) 654-0803

Soboba Social SERVICES   (951) 487-0283

Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition   (760) 644-4781

TORRES MARTINEZ TANF   (866) 810-1000




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