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Domestic Violence & Indigenous People

Projects & Resources

Domestic and intimate partner violence occurs in all communities. However, various causes can affect the level, intensity, and prevalence of violence. Studies indicate that violence against women—including domestic abuse and sexual assault—is higher among Native American communities.

In all communities, it is possible to intervene in domestic violence situations early on, and even prevent them from happening in the first place. The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) aims to support and facilitate the path to domestic violence prevention. NYSCADV’s Domestic Violence and Indigenous Peoples Project, provides training, listening sessions, and resources related to Indigenous Peoples for domestic violence service provider programs of New York State. This resource collection contains research, best practices, articles, and resources for advocates and domestic violence survivors.

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The State And National Domestic Violence Hotline Numbers Are:

StrongHearts National Native Helpline M-F from 10 am to 6:30 pm 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483)

Three Sisters Program: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe 24 Hour hotline 1-855-374-7837

New York State Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline (English & español/Multi-language accessibility) 1-800-942-6906 or 711 for Deaf or Hard of Hearing

National Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) 

National Deaf Hotline Videophone 9am-5pm M-F 1-855-812-1001 or