Safe dating helplines

GLBT National Youth Talkline: This hotline offers telephone peer counseling from Monday to Friday from 5-9pm Pacific Time at 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743).

Peer counseling service is also offered through email at [email protected] Help IMALIVE: The National Hopeline Network provides 24 hour suicide crisis and domestic violence service referrals for teens at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433).

Note that this list is not meant to be exhaustive but rather a starting point in your research.

Love Is Respect: This helpline provides 24-hour national web-based and telephone resources to help teens experiencing dating abuse.

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.

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National Runaway Safeline: The National Runaway Safeline at 1-800-RUNAWAY is a 24 hour confidential hotline for runaway youth, teens in crisis and concerned friends and family members.

The following list includes phone or online helplines (national organizations only) that youth can reach out to for help.

Also included are examples of national and statewide dating violence initiatives.

Futures Without Violence: Futures Without Violence is doing innovative work to address dating violence.

Through work with coaches, teachers, and parents, and public service campaigns aimed at youth, the organization strives to keep teens safe and stop violence before it begins.

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