Interpersonal Safety


DV survivors who use ASL can access crisis counselors by video phone (855-812-1001).

Last-reviewed: 4pm, Jan. 19, 2023

Key Resources:

The Basics

  • Interpersonal safety resources address intimate partner violence, domestic violence, abuse and neglect of children, older adults, and persons with disabilities.

The Breakdown

  • Domestic Violence: Care teams can provide information about the services provided by Project Opal that include a National DV Hotline (800-799-7233) and a safety planning tool. The Hotline provides assistance in multiple languages and has a text function for people who cannot safely call. Care teams can also help people find a local advocate who understand the specific needs of women and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Disability: Care teams can provide resources on abuse and neglect of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Older Adults: Care teams can provide resources on abuse and neglect of older adults.

Spotlight on safety planning:

Emergencies arise at all hours of the day. Care teams cannot be available 24/7, but they can include emergency hotlines to all of the people they serve so that they are prepared for an after-hours crisis.

  • In an emergency, call or text 911
  • When in emotional distress or suicide crisis, call (multiple languages) or text (English-only) 988.
  • DV survivors who use ASL can video call 855-812-1001
  • New and expecting birthing parents can call or text 833-943-5746 (English and Spanish)

The Bottom Line

  • Community-based organizations continue to provide vital resources for individuals experiencing safety concerns.