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Places that Help: Federal
Updated: November 14, 2019
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Break the Cycle
Break the Cycle provides resources for making sure your relationship is safe and healthy, and information on teen dating violence and anti-violence activism.
Children of the Night
The Children of the Night home is open to child prostitutes throughout the United States, and the Children of the Night hotline is ready and able to rescue children 24 hours a day. They provide free taxi/airline transportation nationwide for America’s child prostitutes who wish to escape prostitution and live in the Children of the Night home. They have a 24-hour hotline and 24-hour shelter in Van Nuys, California.
800-999-9999 and online: http://www.nineline.org/
Covenant House helps young people living on the streets or in a home that is not safe. They provide crisis counseling for teens and their caregivers, a toll-free number to assist children any time of the day, emergency shelter for runaway teens, and services to help children and teens on the streets who are victims of prostitution.
KidsHealth provides resources for children, teens, parents, and educators about dating violence and other issues that affect families.
Love is Respect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
Loveisrespect.org and the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline can be accessed by phone or the internet and offer real-time one-on-one support from trained peer advocates. They offer help in English and Spanish. You can also text “loveis” to 2252 to reach Loveisrespect.org.
On Your Mind
On Your Mind is a safe and anonymous place for teens to get information and support from other teens with a chat room, Monday through Thursday 4:30-9:30 PST. On Your Mind also provides resources about abusive relationships, cutting, depression, and other issues affecting teens.
That's Not Cool
That’s Not Cool is built on the belief that young people must lead the way in creating change online, in their schools, and in their communities. They provide information, including apps, images, and teen ambassadorships, on teen dating violence and healthy relationships. That’s Not Cool works to lift the voices of the most silenced and marginalized communities of young people including (but not limited to) LGBTQI youth, Native youth, youth living with disabilities, and youth of color. (That’s Not Cool was developed by Futures Without Violence in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women.)
The National Runaway Safeline
The National Runaway Safeline offers confidential crisis intervention and referral information for youth and their families via a national switchboard available 24 hours a day. Services include agency referrals, message delivery, dedicated agency and informational line, youth advocacy, community education, runaway education program for schools.
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