The National Domestic Violence Hotline is based in Austin, Texas. It is a crisis intervention service that gathers information about domestic violence and about various actions to help women, children and men in abusive relationships. Its Web site offers information about the ways to recognize people in emotionally, verbally and physically violent relationships. The site also features information about safety planning to help an individual in a dangerous situation. The National Domestic Violence Hotline assists individuals who plan to leave their partners. It also offers a variety of legal information and resources for obtaining a protective and restraining order. The National Domestic Violence Hotline also offers telephonic counseling by trained advocates.