Safe dating helplines
“Under 24 year olds lead the way to truly young people-informed violence prevention with real, unedited conversations about dating and hookups, friends and crushes, boundaries, and #relationshipgoals.” Love Is Not Abuse: The Love Is Not Abuse (LINA) Coalition is a growing national grassroots coalition of parents, teachers and ANYONE advocating for teen dating abuse education in every middle school and high school in the country.
Break the Cycle is proud to be organizing the LINA Coalition, having been granted the program from Fifth & Pacific Companies (formerly Liz Claiborne Inc.).
NCVC’s Connect Directory provides a fast and easy way for crime victims to locate services in their communities.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: This 24-hour national service is available at 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-787-3224 (TDD) to assist in safety planning, information and referrals to local agencies.
Young people (as well as concerned friends, parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement and service providers) anywhere in the country can call toll free, 1-866-331-9474, text “loveis” to 22522, or log on to the interactive website, loveisrespect.org, and receive immediate, confidential assistance.
The National Center for Victims of Crime: The National Center for Victims of Crime has a number of resources available to assist victims of crime.
The following list includes phone or online helplines (national organizations only) that youth can reach out to for help.
Jennifer Ann's Group: Nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing teen dating violence through awareness, education, and advocacy.
Callers are automatically routed to the closest certified crisis center.
Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN): The Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network provides 24 hours services at 1-800-656-HOPE.
Within seconds, users will receive a message with the closest Safe Place location and contact number for the local youth shelter.
Teens will then have the option to reply with “2chat” to text interactively with a mental health professional for more help.