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Dating Abuse
Arlington's Violence Intervention Program
703-228-4848
This program provides help to cope with abusive dating relationships and anyone who has been sexually assaulted.

Promoting Awareness l Victim Empowerment (PAVE): PAVE is a national nonprofit that launched the high school program SafeBAE (Safe Before Anyone Else) in Arlington, including actions for teens and a research based curriculum that includes consent, healthy relationships, bystander intervention, and how to support a survivor.  Visit www.shatteringthesilence.org.

Healthy Relationship Task Force (HRT): A coalition of Arlington high schoolers that meets monthly to engage youth in sexual and domestic violence prevention and provide support for survivors.  Learn more or get involved by contacting sbozarth@arlingtonva.us

Doorways: A domestic and sexual violence program that provides more than shelter from violence - in addition to providing emergency shelter through arlington's only Domestic Violence safehouse, Doorways offers a spectrum services such as hospital accompaniment for survivors of sexual assault, counseling, and court advocacy.  Learn more or get involved by visiting https://www.doorwaysva.org.

One Love Foundation:
 One Love works with young people across the country to raise awareness about the warning signs of abuse and activate communities to work to change the statistics around relationship violence.  To learn more, visit http://www.joinonelove.org/.

Love is Respect:  Loveisrespect's mission is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive dating relationships.  Call or chat online to get help dealing with dating abuse or to find out how to help a friend. Text HELP to 22522 for support, or go to http://www.loveisrespect.org/ to learn more.
 

Abuse at Home

Arlington County Child Protective Services 
703-228-1500
For  information and help if a parent or caregiver is abusing you.

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 
1-800-422-4453
Who you can call if a parent or caregiver is abusing you.

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.

Arlington County's 24-hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline:

703-237-0881

Project PEACE: More than 25 public and private entities unite in Arlington under a comprehensive vision to prevent domestic violence, sexual assault, and provide services to those who are affected by it. Get involved! Visit https://health.arlingtonva.us/behavioral-healthcare/project-peace/

Futures Without Violence: This national nonprofit organization strives to reach new audiences and transform social norms by training professionals and working with the community to educate people about the importance of respect and healthy relationships.  VIsit https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/ for more.

 

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