Local IPV Resources

Disclaimer:  Please see link for internet-safety and precautions when looking up resources on intimate partner violence.

Click here for a printable version of the following Resource Listing.

Emergency Shelter

Most shelters are accessed through the Homeless Helpline.  This is the centralized intake to register for availability of beds available.


  • 2-1-1 BROWARD First call for Help & HOMELESS HELPLINE
    • 1-888-537-0211 or 211
    • Emergency over-night stays  (when available)
    • Directory of resources
    • www.211-broward.org
  • Women in Distress
    • 954-761-1133 (24hr crisis line)
    • Emergency/Temporary shelter and crisis intervention for victims of Domestic Violence (LGBT Friendly, even men)
    • www.womenindistress.org
  •  Lutheran Services Florida - Lippman Youth Shelter
    • 954-568-2801 (24hr intakes)
    • Short term crisis/runaway shelter for abused, troubled and homeless teens (10-17yrs)
    • Counseling, case management, referral services


Support Services

  • Sunshine Social Services – LGBT Domestic Abuse (Intimate Partner Violence)
    • 954-764-5150 ext 107
    • Intimate Partner Violence Support Group
      • Victim and survivor group helping members work through their journey of partner abuse
    • Mental Health Counseling
      • Variety of Services
      • Contact ext 110
  • Women in Distress
  • No more Tears
    • 954-324-7669
    • Individualized assistance to victims of domestic violence through holistic services
    • Promotes hope, happiness, and healing to survivors
    • http://www.nmtproject.org/


  • Call 911 for emergency assistance
  • Broward County Clerk of Courts
    • Domestic Violence intake Unit 954-831-5579
    • 201 DE Sixth ST #248 Broward County Court House, Fort Lauderdale
    • To obtain restraining orders (About 3 hour process)
    • Mon to Fri 8:30a-5pm
  • Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
    • 491 State Road 7, 2nd floor, Plantation
    • Non-Emergency Family Law hotline 954-358-5644 MWF from 9AM-12PM.
    • Bring any injunctions or legal documents
    • CCLA main number 954-736-2400


  • 911 for Emergencies
  • Emergency Sexual Assault Treatment Center (SATC)
    • 954-761-RAPE or non-emergency 954-357-5775

Please click link to download printable resource brochure 

For additional information regarding Intimate Partner Violence contact:

Christopher Leonard @ (954)764-5150 ext 107!!!