(CNN) -- Domestic abuse crosses all economic, racial, religious, ethnic and age lines. In the United States, an estimated 33 million people have been a victim of domestic violence at some point in their lives, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and CNN has gathered a few quick ways of how you can help and how you can learn more.
Donate a cell phone
It sounds simple, but it can make an impact. Organizations such as the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence collect deactivated cell phones and then sell them, using the proceeds to help fund aid for victims of domestic violence. More information
Man a crisis hotline, organize a clothes drive or take time to help raise funds -- there's a variety of ways to volunteer to help. Check out some volunteer opportunities in your area
What can you do to help a friend or family member? Get educated about the facts, myths and steps to talking with someone who may be abused. Find out more