(404) 688-9436



PO Box 171

Decatur, GA 30031

(404) 370-7670


If you need help immediately, please dial 911 or call our 24-hour hotline at 404-688-9436.


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                Getting Help


At Women's Resource Center, you will find advocates who will listen to your experiences without judgement and who will offer you options and support while you make choices for yourself and your family. WRC is an LGBTQ+ affirming agency and services are provided to all people inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. You can reach us 24/7 at 404-688-9436.  If you live outside of Atlanta, call the Georgia statewide hotline at 1-800-33-HAVEN (42836) to link with the advocacy program nearest you. The National Domestic Violence Hotline phone number is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Recognizing Abuse
Safety Tips

Does your partner...


  • Call you names or use other put-downs? Destroy or damage your property?

  • Threaten to harm you or your loved ones? Threaten to harm your pets?

  • Insist on controlling family finances?

  • Criticize your abilities as a parent?

  • Become jealous of your friends and time you spend with them?

  • Control the contact you have with your family and friends?

  • Hit, shove, kick, grab or use other forms of physical violence towards you?

  • Make unwanted advances or force you to perform sexual acts?

  • Threaten to commit suicide if you leave?


If so, you may be experiencing abuse. Please call 404-688-9436 to speak to an advocate. All calls are confidential and you can remain anonymous if you choose.

Have the following items hidden in a place where your partner cannot find them (in the home, in the car, at a neighbors, etc):

  • $50 or more in cash

  • A small bag with clothing and personal items for you and your children

  • Extra keys to the house and car

  • Important phone numbers

  • Change for pay phone

  • A picture of your abuser

  • Any important papers or medications


If you and your partner are not living together...

  • Change the locks on your doors.

  • Learn about your legal rights.

  • If you have legal papers to protect you, keep them on your person at all times.

  • Create a safety plan for coming and going from your home and workplace and share it with your children/co-workers.

  • Show your neighbors and co-workers (or people you trust) a picture of your partner and tell them to call the police if they are seen on the property.


For more information on internet safety and how an abuser can track your internet activities, click here.

Personalized Safety Plan

Click the button below to download a customizable personal

safety plan.  To discuss your safety plan with an advocate, please call 404-688-9436.

Our Programs

Click the button below to learn more about the programs and services we provide for survivors of domestic violence and their children.