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What is Domestic Violence ?

What you can do if someone you know is experiencing domestic or dating violence ?

Speak with an Advocate

The Department manages a trilingual statewide domestic violence hotline that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your needs. Advocates are available to provide support, safety planning, information, and referrals to a local certified domestic violence center for immediate access to services for individuals who are experiencing or have been impacted by domestic violence.

Call: 1-800-500-1119
1-800-621-4202 (TDD)
Florida Relay 711

Hotline services are also provided in English, Spanish, and Creole.

Other Department Resources:

Reporting allegations of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation for a child or vulnerable adult:
Florida's Abuse Hotline at 1-800-962-2873 or

Information and assistance for Child Welfare/Protective Services: or 850-488-8762

Information and assistance for Adult Protective Services: or 850-488-2881

Information about food assistance, temporary cash assistance, and Medicaid: or 850-300-4323

Information regarding Homelessness Services