Louisiana + National Resources

Use the links and hotlines below to get connected to help and locate domestic violence, dating violence and sexual assault services across the state and throughout the US.

About Domestic Violence/ Intimate Partner Violence

Abuse and violence can take many forms, and include attempts to control, dominate, and limit your freedom and safety. Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in a relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. This can take the form of:

  • Physical violence

  • Sexual violence

  • Psychological abuse

  • Emotional abuse

  • Financial abuse

Learn more about domestic violence by following the links below:

About Sexual Assault

The term sexual assault refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. Some forms of sexual assault include:

  • Attempted rape

  • Fondling or unwanted sexual touching

  • Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or penetrating the perpetrator’s body

  • Penetration of the victim’s body, also known as rape

Learn more about sexual assault by following the links below:

About Child Abuse

Child abuse is an act resulting in serious physical or emotional harm, exploitation or death of a child. Child abuse includes physical, emotional, sexual and neglect.

To report suspected child abuse in Louisiana call the Child Protection Hotline at 1-855-4LA-KIDS. To get medical help or a forensic exam for a child age 18 and under go to Children’s Hospital (for acute cases) or call the Audrey Hepburn CARE Center at (504) 896-9237.