Crisis Hotline

Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. operates a 24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE (954-761-1133) staffed by trained advocates and volunteers with the following goals:

  • to ensure prompt provision of appropriate referrals to callers
  • to establish eligibility for shelter services
  • to provide information on and facilitate access to Women In Distress’ non-residential  services

Victims of domestic violence, concerned persons in the community, advocates, professionals, law enforcement, courts, etc. who need information about domestic violence services and community resources can call. Advocates and trained volunteers are available to respond to all inquiries for information, safety planning, referrals, shelter and/or appropriate outside services.

What’s Next

A victim’s first step to accessing Women In Distress’ services is to call our 24-Hour Crisis Hotline. An advocate will immediately answer the call and provide information about services and the next steps to keep the victim and their children safe. The family will be brought to shelter, if needed and available, or to an orientation group at our Jim & Jan Moran Family Center.

After the initial call to the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, an advocate will greet the victim, assess their needs, provide resources, educate them on the dynamics of domestic abuse and assist with individual safety planning in order to encourage the victim to plan for a secure place if not in shelter.