Erie County Coalition Against Family Violence

The Erie County Coalition Against Family Violence has been working since 1978 to keep victims & their children safe in their homes. Grounded in the principles of the Battered Women’s Movement, we keep the voices of victims at the forefront of all we do. The experience of victims guides us, and their safety is our priority. We believe domestic violence is a violation of basic human rights, and we cannot end domestic violence without ending all forms of oppression. There are many ways to get involved in the work we do, please join us!

24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotlines

For Help in Erie County

(716) 862-HELP (4357)
(716) 884-6000 (FOR SHELTER)

For Help outside of Erie County

National Hotline:
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

New York State Hotline:

Latest News


Survivor Story: Anna

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The Color Purple

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Barriers to Leaving, Part 3

Did any of these prevent you from walking out the door? Survivors of domestic violence from any and all socioeconomic levels, cultures and genders fac...

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Here are some facts about domestic and family violence that you may not be aware of.
20,000phone calls are placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide on a typical day

142women were murdered in their workplace by their abuser between 2003 and 2008

20An average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute. More than 10 million victims annually!

72percent of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner.