Domestic Violence

Local and State Resources

Also see Crisis Lines.


Information about domestic violence and abuse

Signs You May Be in an Abusive Relationship (PDF download)

Creating a Safety Plan

Time to Acknowledge Male Victims of Domestic Violence

What to Say When You Suspect Someone is Being Abused

How to Identify and Report Elder Abuse

How to Recognize Trauma in Children

Abused Children & Addiction: The Guide to Untangling, Reconnecting, and Building New Futures


Center for Women & Families
Louisville, KY Call Now
502-581-7200
927 South 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40203
Shelbyville, KY Call Now
502-633-7800
call for location

CFW provides crisis intervention, shelter, advocacy, and counseling to victims of domestic violence. Also provides community education and professional trainings on issues of domestic violence. Programs include a 24-hour crisis line and 24/7 walk-in emergency treatment; an emergency shelter; counseling for adults, families and children; legal and hospital advocacy; and transitional housing and follow-up. Sliding-scale fee.

Lincoln Trail Domestic Violence Program Call Now
270-765-4057
P.O. Box 2047, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Provides an array of services for those affected by domestic violence, including an emergency shelter, a crisis hotline, counseling, public education, and awareness. 24-hour. Free. Eligibility requirements: victims of domestic violence. County served: Hardin.

Kentucky Spouse Abuse Hotline Call Now
1-800-544-2022
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services hotline.


National and Internet Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline Call Now
1−800−799−7233
1-800-787-3224 TTY
www.thehotline.org/help has information and live chat from 8 a.m. - 3 a.m. EST
Highly trained expert advocates are available 24/7 in over 170 languages to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. Additional information includes Tech & Social Media Safety: cell-phone monitoring, GPS tracking, internet safety, and the like.