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Share Your Domestic Violence Story

Welcome to the Domestic Violence story submission section of the AAPCI web site. Thank you for helping bring to life the realities of domestic violence in the United States.

Share your story and become a part of the AAPCI Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign.

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Share Your Domestic Violence Story

Read stories of Domestic Violence and post your comments


Specific Guidelines:

  • Make sure your story has something to do with Domestic Violence.
  • Write the story from your point of view (first person).
  • The best stories are from 400 to 750 words.
  • Sign your stories with your first name and age only.
  • We will review all stories prior to posting. We may need to edit them.
  • We may not use every story, but we thank you for participating.
  • We cannot answer questions or respond to requests for follow-up. If you have questions about Domestic Violence, please call the hotline numbers at the bottom of this page.

Because of the volume of submissions, not all stories will be immediately available or available indefinitely. By providing this information, you give your permission to associate your first name and age with your submission.


Thanks to everyone who has submitted stories so far! Remember, the stories found on this Web site have been submitted by individuals speaking on their behalf and do not represent the views of the African American Planning Commission.


Hotline Phone Numbers

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 
1-866-331-8453 (TTY)

In New York City ONLY 
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673)
Crime Victims Hotline: 1-866-689-HELP (4357)
Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-212-227-3000
TDD phone number for all hotlines: 1-866-604-5350

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