There is no longer a domestic violence shelter serving Natchitoches Parish.

If you are experiencing a crisis, please call

LCADV: 1-888-411-1333

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The LCADV is a statewide network of battered women's programs, supportive organizations, and individuals who share the goal of ending violence against women and children in Louisiana. LCADV empowers its members through advocacy, education, resource development, and technical assistance.

Family Violence Prevention Fund
The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence.

Violence Against Women Online Resources
Look here for information regarding Advocacy programs, Child Custody issues, and Protection

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Find out what the Criminal Justice Department has to say regarding: Crime, Courts, Corrections, and Victims in the issue of Domestic Violence.

Personal Protection Orders (PPO's)
Everyone has heard someone say the initials "PPO's" what were they talking about? A PPO is a personal protection order that is an order issued by the Circuit Court. It can protect you from being hit, threatened, harassed, or stalked by another person.

Helpguide for Dealing with Domestic Violence
Victims of domestic violence often do not seek help because they are afraid of retaliation from their partner. There is help, treatment, intervention, and prevention available.
The mission of is to provide easy-to-understand legal information to women living with or escaping domestic violence. This site cannot give you legal advice, but they can give you useful information and direct you to others in your area who can help.

U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
Visit this site for information and resources, including government press releases and statements.

Feminist Majority Foundation Working for Women's Equality
This site features Domestic Violence Hotlines and Resources by state. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors who can provide crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health care centers, and counseling.