If you are a victim of relationship abuse, don’t blame yourself but do seek help. Talk with people you trust and seek professional services. Contact your local domestic violence shelter or the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline. If you feel you are in immediate danger, please consider a SAFETY PLAN and call your local police department.

National Helplines

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
866-331-8453 TTY

The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline offers one-on-one service from trained peer advocates and is specifically designed for teens and young adults. It operates 24 hours a day and can be accessed by phone or the internet. Assistance via online chat services is available four p.m. to midnight CST, 7 days a week. The helpline also offers translation services.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE (7233)
800-787-3224 TTY

National Domestic Violence Hotline provides crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The hotline operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and offers services in more than 170 languages.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Hotline
800-656-HOPE (4673)

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) offers assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers are automatically directed to on duty volunteers to answer questions, provide support and refer to local resources. RAINN also operates the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline, providing live and secure help to victims.

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