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Victims of domestic violence should immediately contact a local crisis center. In emergency situations you should contact your local law enforcement agency or dial 911.
Sarasota County Residents;
- Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC)
- (941) 365-1976
Residents of Manatee County should contact;
- Hope Family Services, Inc.
- (941) 747-8499
Services at SPARCC and Hope are free and confidential. These organizations send referrals to Legal Aid of Manasota for clients in need of legal assistance. Legal Aid of Manasota may be able to assist clients who are victims of domestic violence in a variety of cases, including representation in injunction hearings and assistance with dissolution of marriage cases. You will be contacted to set up an appointment once a referral is received.
Other resources are:
- Florida Domestic Violence Hotline:
- Florida Sexual Violence Hotline:
- 888-956-RAPE (7273)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline:
- 800-799-SAFE (7233)
- National Sexual Violence Hotline:
- 800-656-HOPE (4673)
- National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline:
For additional information and forms on a wide range of legal problems please visit FloridaLawHelp.org.