So in many of my posts I write that men should have more platforms to express themselves, seek help and get out of their struggles. Now I wouldn’t and probably shouldn’t expect victims of domestic abuse to want to write a little comment here on how they feel. So let me combine a few centres, hotlines or help groups where victims can actually turn to and get the help they need.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Austin, Texas, just wrote an article about men as victims, and linked to these addresses:
- Male Survivor provides resources to male survivors of sexual trauma
- Safe Place in Austin, TX provides services and shelter for male victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. We can help you locate shelters in your area, where available.
- Center Against Domestic Violence, based in New York City, offers information and support for male victims
- Helpguide.org: Help for Abused Men
- Lambda’s Anti-Violence Project provides support and resources to LGBTQ victims of violence
Other outlets men victims can use include:
The Mayo Clinic based in Rochester, Minnesota, has a great domestic violence against men section.
The detailed and targeted 1 in 6 foundation in California has a support line and many information on the matter.
In California, the Help4Guys foundation encourages donations to help men victims of abuse.
The Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women works with the USA and Canada and can be reached on 1-888-743-5754.
In Canada, the Family of Men Support Society raises funds to help put male victims back on their feet.
The Men’s Advice Line in the UK offers services by email or telephone at 0808 8010327.
Again in the UK, the ManKindInitiative has a national helpline on 01823 334244.
The Dyn Project acts in Wales as a help for men domestic of abuse, and answer to 0808 801 0321.
In Australia, the Men’s Rights Agency is a non-for-profit organisation that works towards helping men.
MensLine Australia offers support to victims all around Australia and can be reached on 1300789978.
The One In Three campaign in NSW, which I have mentioned previously, has a great list of services and resources that I recommend checking it out.
If you know any other organisations or services, please let me know about them. If you have had any experiences that you would like to share, do consider this blog as another platform where you would be listened.