Hotline phone advocates will begin each call asking if the caller is in a safe place to talk.
If it is an emergency, the advocate will assess for immediate danger and assess the caller's needs in order to provide most appropriate support available.
The National Dating Abuse Helpline 1.866.331.9474 A service of Love is Respect, this national, 24-hour resource is specifically designed for teens and young adults.
The Helpline is accessible by phone or online chat and offers real-time, one-on-one support from peer advocates trained to offer support, information, and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned friends, parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, and service providers.
SAFE (7233) or 1.800.787.3224 (TTY) Established in 1996 as a component of the Violence Against Women Act passed by Congress, the Hotline is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information, and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends, and families.
The Hotline is a resource for domestic violence advocates, government officials, law enforcement agencies, and the general public. Advocates receive approximately 21,000 calls each month.
Since opening in 1996, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has received over 3 million calls and averages 22,000 calls a month.
In addition to the telephone hotline there is a text feature, and a live chat option, which allows teens to connect to trained peer advocates via the web.
loveisrespect peer advocates are trained to offer crisis intervention, advocacy, and information and referrals.
The Office on Violence Against Women of the United States Department of Justice supported the launch of the helpline.
Acting Director Mary Beth Buchanan attended the launch of the helpline and was the first caller. - To have friends and activities apart from my boyfriend or girlfriend. I pledge to: - Always treat my boyfriend or girlfriend with respect.