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United to End Domestic Abuse

The military community respects, supports and defends victims of domestic abuse.


When it comes to domestic abuse, everyone’s situation is different — it can happen to anyone and is not their fault. The Family Advocacy Program is committed to supporting service members and their families impacted by domestic abuse through victim advocacy and crisis intervention.

About the Family Advocacy Program

The FAP works to prevent and respond to domestic abuse in the military community.

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Getting help for an abusive relationship is difficult, especially since public health measures designed to slow coronavirus disease 2019 have created conditions that may contribute to increased isolation.

With many people staying at home as a result of COVID-19, a victim could end up spending more time and in closer quarters with their abuser and cut off from friends, relatives and safe havens ─ such as crisis shelters. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, learn how to find help and safety.

Learn How to Help

Find the Right Help

Military OneSource can link you to resources and support, including help finding your local Family Advocacy Program. Your local FAP staff can help you understand options for reporting, document your abuse, create a safety plan and maintain a network. Whenever you want to explore next steps, or learn about options for support, we can find the right help for you.

Feeling Unsafe at Home? You Have Options for Getting Help:
  • Start documenting your abuse
  • Create a safety plan
  • Maintain a support network
You can always call one of these trusted sources.

Speak With a Consultant

Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline

Find a Victim Advocate

If you are in immediate danger, call military law enforcement or dial 911.

Help a Friend or a Loved One

If you think your friend may be experiencing domestic abuse, do not pressure them to leave. Instead, tell them you are there for them and that you can help them plan for their safety or seek outside support when they are ready. Learn more about how to be an upstander, not a bystander.

Military OneSource also provides a quick-glance guide that lays out a series of steps to follow to help a friend in need, along with critical resources that include how to find help for teens.

Military OneSource has more information and resources for you on getting help or supporting a friend with domestic abuse.

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