Peace River Domestic Violence Center 

Domestic Violence Shelter Service 
Lakeland 24-hour crisis line: (863) 413-2700 
Sebring; Hardee & Highlands counties 24-hour crisis line: (863) 386-1167 
* Collect calls are accepted. 

Peace River Violence Shelter Service provides a free and confidential assessment, shelter and related services to domestic violence survivors and their dependents including crisis intervention, problem solving skills, self-help groups, safety planning, information and referrals, and outreach services including external support group. 

Domestic Violence Outreach Service 
(863) 534-4350 

The Peace River Domestic Violence Outreach Service provides safety planning, information and referral, supportive counseling, and court accompaniment for domestic violence survivors upon request.

Highlands County Sheriff's Office

Victim Advocate Services 

(863) 402-7329

The victim advocate provides support, advocacy, crisis counseling, emergency cell phones, transportation and referral for all victims.  

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Center

Hotline: 1-800-500-1119

The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Center provides crisis counseling and refers calls to the nearest domestic violence center.  For more information, please visit

DART-Domestic Violence Response Team & Victim Assistance Program


(863) 834-8927

DART is a program through the Lakeland Police Department. Officers are specially trained to respond to domestic violence disturbances. The DART Team provides contact with an advocate, information, referral and school-based counseling for children who witness domestic violence.  

Victim Assistance Program

(863) 834-6914

The Victim Assistance Program through the Lakeland Police Department provides up to $1,000 in relocation assistance for victims of domestic violence. 

Harbor House of Central Florida

24 Hour Crisis Hotline

(407) 886-2856 TDD

1-800-500-1119 (FL)

Located in Orange County, Harbor House provides safe shelter, a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, and emotional support, and legal advocacy for thousands of domestic violence survivors and their children each year. For more information, please visit