Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The mission of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) is to create a violence free world by empowering women and children through the elimination of personal and institutional violence and oppression against all people. FCADV provides leadership, advocacy, education, training, technical assistance, public policy and development, and support to domestic violence center programs.


In 1977, a small group of 14 shelters in Florida formed a network of battered women’s advocates known as the Refuge Information Network. Several years later, this initial organization was incorporated as the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  The Coalition, like the Network, was founded on principles of cooperation and unity among shelters. FCADV serves as the professional association for the state’s 42 certified domestic violence centers, and is the primary representative of battered women and their children in the public policy arena.  Members share the goal of ending domestic violence through community education, public policy development and services for victims.

What's New at FCADV

The Allocation Grants Oversight Committee will hold a meeting via telephone on November 18th at 11:00 a.m.
The Allocation and Grants Oversight Committee will be meeting in Tallahassee on November 10, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m. Please contact Chelsea Massey at (850) 425-2749 for more information or to request an accommodation.
Collaborative partnership with FCADV and the Florida Department of Financial Services
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Local Center Services

Local Support Services are availableFind the local certified domestic violence center nearest you, or call the toll-free statewide hotline, 1-800-500-1119.

Understanding DV

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Domestic violence can affect anyone. If you are a victim of abuse, you are NEVER to blame – it is NOT your fault. The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, economic or a combination of many types of abuse. Committing domestic violence is a choice made by the abuser!

Become an FCADV Member

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Your support of FCADV, through membership, enables us to offer support services to victims of domestic violence.

Show Your Support

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When you support FCADV, you give the gift of hope.

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