Domestic Violence Resources

Standing Against Domestic Violence: We Are All in This Together

Did You Know?

  • Intimate Partner Violence is found in greater numbers among young women age 16 to 24.  (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2001)
  • 32% of college students experience domestic violence. (Youth Violence & Suicide Prevention)
  • 13% of college women were stalked in a 6 to 9 month period (The U.S. Department of Justice, 2000)
  • 52% of sexual assault/rape victims are under the age of 25 (U.S. Department of Justice)

What is Domestic/Dating Violence?
Any threat, intimidation, blame, control, or form of abuse whether verbal, physical, sexual, emotional (verbal), mind games or economic that is committed by a past or present dating partner
Signs I am in an Abusive/Unhealthy Relationship

Isolated from friends and family

Tells you what to wear


Constantly gives you negative messages

Makes threats to kill you or self

Stalking, constantly harassing

Wants to know your schedule all the time

Texts, call or email obsessively

Makes threats if you leave

Any physical harm

Sexual assault


Prior abuse/criminal history

Constant emotional changes

Anger issues of abuser

Feeling you are not good enough for the person

Fear partner

Will not listen to positive supports

Hiding bruises

Constant conflict

Scared to leave the relationship

Lack of trust/dishonest

No voice in relationship

Pleasing the abuser

No privacy

No longer have interest in previously enjoyable activities

Low self-esteem

Substance Abuse

How Can I Help Myself or a Friend/Peer in an Abusive Relationship

  • In immediate danger, call 911 to receive emergency help
  • You can file a protective order
  • Call Crescent House (504-866-9554) or Metropolitan Center for Women and Children (504-847-5400)
  • Call campus police if experience situation on/near campus at 504-520-7490
  • Call Counseling & Wellness Center  on campus at 504-520-7315 or walk in at St. Joseph’s Academic and Health Resource Center 2nd floor Suite 202
  • Form a safety plan with someone you trust whether a family member , friend, mentor, etc
  • Document all abuse, take pictures, change number
  • Make sure in a safe place

Helpful Web Resources for Survivors and Peers

Crisis Hotlines
Louisiana Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-888-411-1333
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Hotline 1-800-656-4673

Local Centers for Help
CARE Center (Children’s Hospital) 504-896-9237
Domestic Violence Program (Family Services of Greater New Orleans) 504-822-0800
Metropolitan Center for Women and Children: 504-847-5400
New Orleans Family Justice Center 504-592-4005 24 Hour Hotline 504-866-9554 Project S.A.N.E (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) (504) 702-4542
Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans 504-903-5009
Project Save (Emergency legal Representation domestic violence) 504-310-6872
Tulane Law School Domestic Violence Clinic 504-865-5153
Victims of Crime (VOCA) (Family Services of Greater New Orleans) 504-826-7336

Website Resources
Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault
Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
You can text love is to 22522 to ask questions about relationships.
**Please contact the Xavier University Counseling & Wellness Center at 504-520-7315 for further assistance, counseling, or referrals. We are located at St. Joseph Academic and Health Center on the 2nd floor, Suite 202. Campus Police contact is 504-520-7490.

Important Contact Numbers
Crescent House 504-866-9554
Metropolitan Center for Women and Children 504-847-5400
New Orleans Family Justice Center 504-592-4005
Louisiana Domestic Violence Hotline 1-888-411-1333

Hopeline Domestic Violence Community Outreach: How You Can Help
PDF Link.

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