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National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) The Hotline serves as the only domestic violence hotline in the nation with access to more than 5,000 shelters and domestic violence programs across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Hotline is toll-free, confidential and anonymous. It operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in more than 170 different languages through interpreter services, with a TTY line available for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing.
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) When a caller dials 1.800.656.HOPE, a computer notes the area code and first three digits of the caller’s phone number. The call is then instantaneously connected to the nearest RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) member center. If all counselors at that center are busy, the call is sent to the next closest center. The caller’s phone number is not retained, so the call is anonymous and confidential unless the caller chooses to share personally-identifying information. Visit the website.
Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-838-8238 (V/TTY) The Action Alliance operates the statewide hotline, a toll-free, confidential, 24-hour service that provides crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to family violence and sexual assault survivors, their friends and families, professionals, and the general public.
American Bar Association, Division for Public Education: National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Initiative: The American Bar Association has developed and distributed nationally 1,000 Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Toolkits introducing teens to dating facts, warning signs, and prevention recommendations.
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence: 512-407-9020 You will reach an advocate who can talk with you about your situation, your safety, and the options available to you. All conversations with advocates at the National Hotline are strictly confidential.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control: 1-800-CDC-INFO Government sponsored information on health and safety issues.
Office of Adolescent Health: The Office of Adolescent Health is dedicated to improving the health and well being of adolescents to enable them to become healthy, productive adults. Podcasts, Talking with Teens site for parents, and resources covering all aspects of teen health.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center: The National Sexual Violence Resource Center serves as the nation’s principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. It provides national leadership, consultation and technical assistance by generating and facilitating the development and flow of information on sexual violence intervention and prevention strategies. The NSVRC works to address the causes and impact of sexual violence through collaboration, prevention efforts and the distribution of resources.
National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center, Center for Safe Youth: Help for at-risk teen and their families. Center for Safe Youth is dedicated to locating and escorting children at risk. We strive to do this professionally and with the best interests of the children in mind, so they can enter their program emotionally ready, with less fear and anger.
National Network to End Domestic Violence: NNEDV is a social change organization dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.
WomensLaw.org: A project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. WomensLaw provides easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence or sexual assault. By reaching out through the Internet, we empower women and girls to lead independent lives, free from abuse.
Seeitandstopit.org: A site created by teens in Massachusetts to help prevent teen dating violence.
Athinline.org: MTV’s A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower teens to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in their lives and among their peers.
Virginia State Resources
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance: A coalition of people and agencies committed to ending sexual and domestic violence and the recognized leader in Virginia’s response to sexual and domestic violence.
Fairfax County Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Victim Assistance Network 24 hr hotline (confidential): 703-360-7273 Encourages a violence-free community through educational outreach that focuses on healthy relationships, effective communication skills, and recognition of abusive behaviors. Ensures 24-hour access to information and support for victims of sexual and domestic violence and to those who care about them.
Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services: We engage and connect individuals, communities, and organizations building upon their collective strengths and developing creative solutions to enhance the quality of life in Fairfax County.
Act: Until Women and Children Are Safe. This website features a free 24-hour confidential hotline, a host of nationwide campaigns and resources, as well as local links.
Expect Respect: Asking teenagers and young people to Expect Respect and give respect in their relationships. Share your story, find out how you can help.
The Carly Fund: The fund was created to celebrate the life and memory of Carly Fairhurst who was a sad victim of domestic violence. This site is also dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Victim Support Counseling Services in the UK to help the many sufferers of domestic violence in our society today!
Choose Respect: Choose Respect is an initiative to help adolescents form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse before it starts. This national effort is designed to motivate adolescents to challenge harmful beliefs about dating abuse and take steps to form respectful relationships.
The Red Flag Campaign: The Red Flag Campaign is the first statewide public awareness campaign to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on Virginia’s college campuses, and is now being offered to and launched on campuses nationally.
Break the Cycle: Break the Cycle believes everyone has the right to safe and healthy relationships. We are the leading, national nonprofit organization addressing teen dating violence. We work every day towards our mission to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic violence.
Ending violence: Created by Break the Cycle: The DVD-based curriculum includes interactive classroom activities, animation, live-action role plays and powerful interviews with experts and survivors.
The Safe Space: A project of Break the Cycle: Comprehensive information for learning about dating violence.