National Domestic Violence Hotline

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This article is about Domestic violence in the United States. For the main article, see Domestic violence in the United States. For other related topics, see Outline of domestic violence.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a 24-hour, confidential, toll-free hotline created through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in the United States. Hotline staff immediately connect the caller to a service provider in his or her area. Highly trained advocates provide support, information, referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention in 170 languages to hundreds of thousands of domestic violence victims. As of October 2013, the hotline offers services via online chat during selected hours of the day. [1]

Since opening in 1996, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has received over 3 million calls and averages 22,000 calls a month. More than 60% of callers report that this is their first call for help.[1]

Loveisrespect teen hotline[edit]

Loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, a 24-hour national Web-based and telephone resource, was created to help teens (ages 13–18) experiencing dating abuse, and is the only helpline in the country serving all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Program Summary. Office on Women's Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  2. ^ Jewish Women International

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