Effective October 6, 2022, The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) have joined together.
The response to domestic violence has long been overburdened and under-resourced. We believe it takes a comprehensive multi-layered national, regional, and local approach to fully support survivors — to further their survival, safety, and recovery. This approach includes national 24/7 resources dedicated to serving those affected by DV/IPV, such as the National Domestic Violence Hotline, state, regional and local providers, and emergency shelter systems.
This also includes organizations, such as NCADV, dedicated to policy change and ensuring the education and wellness of those on the frontlines doing this critical work. What would it look like if there were no domestic violence? We can’t keep waking up to a world where the norm is that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience domestic or dating violence in their lifetime. We must do something different than we have ever done. It’s time to work ourselves out of jobs and put survivors first — always. We believe Project Opal will put us even more firmly on that trajectory.
Our goal is to reimagine our two organizations to create systems change in the national response to domestic violence. By joining together, we can grow our missions, reach more survivors by maximizing resources, modernize our programs and services, and leverage the talent of our two phenomenal teams.