Austin American Statesman Top Workplaces 2014
National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Employees in region:
- HQ location:
- Austin, TX
’10, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14
The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH or the Hotline) is the nation?s leading provider of domestic violence crisis intervention and prevention services. Founded in 1996 as a result of the Violence Against Women Act, the Hotline?s first program was a national, toll-free hotline for victims of domestic violence. In 2007, NDVH launched its premiere project, loveisrespect, a dating abuse prevention program promoting healthy relationships among teens and young adults. Loveisrespect offers 24/7 call, chat and text services. The Hotline is a pioneer in the use of digital services and multi-channel engagement to better serve victims of domestic violence.
Our ultimate goal is to provide safe, meaningful advocacy for victims, survivors, friends and family through the channels they?re comfortable utilizing. This means offering service through online chat, text messaging, our mobile friendly websites, and social media channels. It?s important to be responsive to victims of abuse across a variety of platforms, so when someone reaches out for help, there is always an advocate on the other end to listen, offer compassionate words and help plan for safety.
“I feel that I am doing something meaningful and helpful to society. The environment is very friendly and accepting. ”
“I have a strong passion for helping those in domestic violence situations I feel that I am supported in my goals, both within and outside of the organization. I find my coworkers awesome. ”
“It is a supportive, warm, and energetic place to work. ”
“The community environment and the flexibility. I have a full time job outside of here and still am able to keep this job. ”