Interpersonal Safety


Futures Without Violence has many resources on intimate partner violence specifically designed for healthcare teams.  

Last-reviewed: 8am, May 26, 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.
  • Futures Without Violence has resources that were specifically designed for healthcare teams. 

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 has translation services and a text function for people who cannot safely call. Care teams can also help people find advocates who understands the specific needs of their community (e.g.,  women, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Muslim youth, farmworkers, members of the LGBTQIA+ community). DV survivors who use ASL can also access crisis counselors by video phone (855-812-1001).
  • Hate Crimes: Care teams can provide information about organizations, like the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, that are working to combat extremism and hate. They can also refer to organizations that understand the specific needs of the people they serve (e.g., people who are transgender and Asian Americans.)
  • 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.