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June 25, 2013

Where can I find additional resources on the Internet?

Here are some places that you might find helpful to reach out to

Military One Source
Phone: 800-342-9647
Web site: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/
Military OneSource is a Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and reserve service members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, and much more.

The Minerva Center
Phone: 410-437-5379
Web site: www.minervacenter.com
Non-profit educational foundation supporting the study of military women and women in war.  The Minerva Center also provides Internet support groups and a listserve.

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Phone: 512-407-9020 (Administration)
Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
Military contacts: www.ncdsv.org/ncd_contacts.html
Military publications: www.ncdsv.org/ncd_militaryresponse.html

National Military Family Association
Phone: 703-823-6632
Web site: www.nmfa.org
The National Military Family Association (NMFA) was created by wives and widows of military personnel who were seeking financial security.  NMFA programs educate military families, the public, and Congress on the rights and benefits of military families.

National Organization for Victim Assistance
Phone: 703-535-6682
Web site: www.try-nova.org
The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) provides victim and witness assistance for criminal justice and mental health professionals, advocates, researchers, victims and survivors, and related professionals.

Center for Women Veterans
Department of Veterans Affairs
Phone: 202-273-6193
Website: www.va.gov/womenvet/

Please go to our National Organizations page and click on Military for more helpful resources.  We list places that you can call for help, such as the Department of Defense ("DoD") Safe Helpline (877-995-5247), which offers crisis support service for members of the DoD (military) community affected by sexual assault. It provides live, one-on-one advice, support, and information to the worldwide DoD community.  The service is anonymous, secure, and available 24/7 – providing victims with the help they need, anytime, anywhere.

You can find a relevant article here:
A Considerable Service: An Advocate's Introduction to Domestic Violence and the Military by Christine Hansen, Domestic Violence Report, published by Civic Research Institute. (2001)

You can find the Department of Defense sample Military Protective Order form here: