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October is...
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October has been declared Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States.
      The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (thanks to its woman leader, HEW secretary Donna Shalala) began providing and or increasing the funding to support a network of domestic violence resource centers.
      The most important are the HOTLINES ESTABLISHED by the Clinton administration in 1992:

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233.

National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453.

National Child Care Information Center 1-800-616-2242.

      (NOTE: These numbers are toll-free and no record of your call is recorded on your phone bill.)

HEW established the following:

      National Resource Center on Domestic Violence provides comprehensive ways to enhance community response to domestic violence, 800-537-2238, Fax 717-545-9456;

      Battered Women's Justice Project addresses the criminal and civil justice systems, responses to violence, and battered women's self defense, 800-903-0111, fax 218-722-1545;

      Resource Center on Child Custody and Child Protection provides materials, expert consultation, technical assistance and legal research related to child protection and custody within the contest of domestic violence 800-527-3223, fax 702-784-6628.

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