Resources & Links
The following victim services links and resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not the endorsement of the organization or the products and services they offer.
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Assault
- Suicide Awareness and Prevention
- Human Trafficking
- Child Abuse
- Elder Abuse
- Internet and Technology Safety
- Criminal Injuries Compensation
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Tennessee Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-356-6767
Domestic Violence / Abuse Victims page from the University of Houston
Not sure if you or a friend are in an abusive relationship? This outline from UH’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center profiles the emotional and behavioral warning signs.
10 Ways You Can Help Prevent Domestic Violence Where You Live
Want to do something to help someone else, but not sure what? Start here.
Find out more about the YWCA’s emergency domestic violence shelter services in Memphis and what you should say/do for a victim of domestic violence.
The Family Safety Center is one location that combines civil, criminal, health, and social services for victims of family violence. They provide assistance to victims and help them navigate through the many services available to them, while also creating a community free from domestic violence.
Kindred Place is a resource for families experiencing domestic violence. They provide counseling, group therapy, and classes to support healthy family relationships.
Domestic Violence in Tennessee
A fact sheet from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Healthy Living Toolkit: Violence In the Home
This brochure, available in multiple languages, explains the different kinds of abuse and how to find help. A publication of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.
Safe Start Center
Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children’s Exposure to Violence – a booklet to help parents and other caregivers understand the potential impact of exposure to violence on the development of children.
Violence Against Women Resource Center
An online statewide database made available by the Tennessee Economic Council on Women (TECW) to connect Tennesseans with helpful information about domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking resources.
Addiction and Domestic Violence
An outline of the connections between domestic violence and substance abuse, as provided by Addiction Center.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network: 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)
24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline for the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, partnering with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
A non-profit organization that connects activism and research to make a change in local policies and practices that limit the success of women and girls.
Understanding the Me Too Movement: A Sexual Harassment Awareness Guide
This guide from Maryville University Online provides facts about sexual harassment, explores the options available for someone who has been sexually harassed and/or assaulted, and offers an overview of the #MeToo movement which has increased public awareness of these issues.
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733
A national, anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking. Available 24/7 with interpreters in more than 200 languages. The website also offers numerous resources on both labor and sex trafficking.
It Has to Stop
An outreach project of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working to end human trafficking in our state and beyond. Contact the Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-55-TNHTH (1-888-558-6424).
Additional resources and information from a national non-profit that works to combat and prevent modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or text “HOME” to 741741
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Youth Villages Specialized Crisis Services – 24/7 hotline: 866-791-9226
The Youth Villages Specialized Crisis Services staff provides assessment and evaluation of children and youth, up to age 18, who are experiencing a psychiatric emergency across the state of Tennessee.
Memphis Crisis Center: 901-274-7477
The Memphis Crisis Center serves individuals who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. Call this free, 24/7 service if you or a loved one is in crisis and wishes to be connected to resources.
Some warning signs may help you determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these, seek help by calling any of the numbers listed above.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3244 (TTY)
Serving the U.S. and Canada, staffed 24 /7 days a week with assistance available in over 170 languages. Also provides information and statistics on the various kinds of child abuse.
The Memphis CAC provides services and a central location for several agencies that help families after reported abuse. If you suspect your child, or any child, has been abused, the first step is to report your suspicions to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services hotline, or to law enforcement. Click here for more information on reporting suspected abuse.
Tennessee Sex Offender Registry Search
Searchable by name, city, county, ZIP code, and offender ID.
Tennessee Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Centers
The 46 Child Advocacy Centers located across Tennessee provide a safe, child-friendly environment where law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical and mental health professionals share information and develop effective, coordinated strategies to help abused and neglected children.
Tennessee’s Missing Children
Information on active missing child cases in Tennessee.
Adult Protective Services, Tennessee Department of Human Services: 1-888-277-8366
Adult Protective Services staff investigate reports of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect), or financial exploitation of adults who are unable to protect themselves due to a physical or mental limitation. APS staff assess the need for protective services and provide services to reduce the identified risk to the adult.
A Guide for Preventing Elder Abuse, Assault, and Theft
A comprehensive and user-friendly online resource (courtesy of SeniorLiving.org) on the different forms of abuse/exploitation experienced by older adults.
Abuse in Later Life
An additional resource from the National Clearinghouse for Abuse in Later Life explores the dynamics of power, control, and caregiver stress as they pertain to elder abuse.
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting people to services for older adults and their families.
Internet and Technology Safety
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Cyber Tipline: 1-800-843-5678
For reporting incidents involving child sexual exploitation online.
Safety Tips & Advice
ConnectSafely.org offers suggestions on a variety of topics related to online safety, from cyberbullying to identity theft.
Covers a wide range of topics on bullying and harassment with an extensive section on cyberbullying.
Journalist, youth advocate, and online safety expert Anne Collier maintains a regularly updated blog that helps parents understand current issues in online child safety.
Criminal Injuries Compensation
Tennessee Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund: 615-741-2734
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund provides financial assistance to crime victims and/or dependent relatives to defray the costs of medical services, loss of earnings, burial costs, and other financial losses.