What is domestic abuse?


Domestic abuse is the misuse of power or the use of force within an intimate relationship. It involves domination, coercion, or intimidation of a partner or another household member. It is behavior that may include:

Physical & sexual abuse
Emotional & psychological abuse
Control of finances
Cyber abuse​

Where to find help?

For immediate danger in the USA, call 911.
Confidential Help:

• DAPP 24/7 hotline: 1-202-458-5800 (HQ & COFs)
• IDB Domestic Abuse Liaison: 1-202-623-1909 (HQ & COF)
• National Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hrs./7 days a week): 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) (HQ)

Other resources:

Global Directory – https://nomoredirectory.org/

• Lifeworks by Morneau Sheppell

For International/Domestic staff, consultants, and eligible dependents at IDB Headquarters or outside the US: 

o 1-800-433-7916 (HQ)
o 1-905-886-3605 (COF)

Washington, D.C.
• My sister’s Place (Women’s shelter)

• Family Crisis Center, Inc. of Prince George’s County
301-731-1203 (24-hour hotline)
• Montgomery County Crisis Center
240-777-4673 (24-hour hotline)

• Fairfax Domestic and Sexual Violence Services
703-360-7273 (24-hour hotline)

Look into Domestic Abuse Prevention Programa ( DAPP) brochure bellow: DAPP Brochure ENG