National teen dating abuse hotline
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 phone advocates will begin each call asking if the caller is in a safe place to talk.
If it is an emergency, the advocate will assess for immediate danger and assess the caller's needs in order to provide most appropriate support available.
If the caller is in a safe place to talk, the advocate may speak to the caller to offer emotional support and/or refer the caller to domestic violence abuse support groups in the city where they reside.
Highly trained advocates provide support, information, 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.
Since opening in 1996, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has received over 3 million calls and averages 22,000 calls a month.