I believe that I am being abused. How can I protect myself?

If you are a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, you can file a petition for an Injunction for Protection. There are several types of petitions for injunctions. The type depends on your relationship with the perpetrator and the type of violence you experience.

We can assist with filing a petition for an injunction. If you are concerned about your safety, need shelter, or feel that filing for an injunction may put you at risk, you should call a domestic violence center in the Tampa Bay area. A case manager can help with safety planning.

Hillsborough County

  • The Spring of Tampa Bay: 813.247.7233

Manatee County

  • HOPE Family Services: 941.755.6805

Pasco County

  • The Salvation Army Domestic Violence Program of West Pasco: 727.815.8539
  • Sunrise Domestic and Sexual Violence Center: 352.521.3120

Pinellas County

  • Community Action Stops Abuse: 727.895.4912
  • The Haven of RCS: 727.442.4128

Sarasota County

  • Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center: 941.365.1976

Still have questions?

If you live or have a case in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas or Sarasota counties, we may be able to help.

How do I apply? Am I eligible?