The 1-800-799-7233 National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24/7 assistance to offer support and tools to free themselves or their family from abuse.
The Gulf Coast Center for Non-Violence in Gulfport was opened as a safe house in 1977 to offer help to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Since then, the Center has grown to be the largest, most comprehensive program in the State of Mississippi. More than 20,500 women, children, and men have received services through shelter and non-residential programs since it opened. Approximately 12,000 children, adolescents, and adults attend violence prevention sessions annually. The 24-hour crisis line receives over 15,000 calls per year requesting assistance and information. The center serves the six southernmost counties of Mississippi: Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties. All services for victims are free of charge and completely confidential.