Links to info and hotlines to call for answers or help. In an emergency, call
Arlington's Violence Intervention Program
This program provides help to cope with abusive dating relationships and anyone who has been sexually assaulted.
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
Love is Respect
1-866-331-9474, 1-866-331-8453 TTY
Call or chat online to get help dealing with dating abuse or to find out how to help a friend.
Abuse at Home
Arlington County Child Protective Services
National Safe Place's Txt 4 Help: When you text the word SAFE to the number 69866, and current location (street address, city and state), you'll receive the address of the nearest Safe Place site and a phone number for a local youth shelter.
The National Runaway Safeline: Youth can call 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat live on the NRS website for confidential support and referrals to service providers. They may also qualify for a free bus ticket home.
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