The VOX Investigates team put together this list of Atlanta-area resources and national hotlines for teens who want to prevent violence in relationships or to get help.
(These resources are presented in alphabetical order. VOX reported on the details but doesn’t endorse or evaluate these resources.)
From Pain To Purpose, Inc., offers motivational speakers, panelists, workshops, film screenings and more to raise awareness about domestic violence and teen dating violence.
Contact: Amber Lyons, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-919-8371
Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers training and educational resources about domestic violence, a 24-hour hotline, and Transitional Housing for people leaving a domestic violence situation.
Office Phone: 404-209-0280
Address: 114 New Street, Suite B, Decatur, Ga., 30030
24-hour statewide domestic violence hotline: 1-800-334-2836
loveisrespect offers a hotline, text chat, and online chat for domestic violence victims, as well as resources, information, and interactive learning tools to educate people about domestic violence.
24/7 hotline: 1-866-331-9474; Text “loveis” to 22522
National Domestic Violence Hotline offers a 24/7, nationwide hotline and online chat, as well as information and guides for defining abuse and learning more about the different forms of relationship abuse, and references for other domestic violence organizations.
For teens: Dating Abuse Resources for Teens
24/7 hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Video phone for deaf/hearing-impaired victims: 1-855-812-1001 (available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST)
Partnership Against Domestic Violence offers resources for teens on how to identify and take action against teen dating violence. PADV also offers legal advocacy, community support groups for women, emergency safe houses, and 24-hour crisis lines.
For teens: Online tools like Dating Bill of Rights, myths & facts, statistics. They also organize an annual Teen Dating Violence Summit (recently held March 5, 2016) and offer free prevention education.
For programs on dating violence call: 404-870-9600
Crisis hotlines: 404-873-1766 (Fulton County), 770-963-9799 (Gwinnett County)
Promise Place has a teen dating violence prevention program and resources for safety planning, legal advocacy, support groups, and shelters/transitional housing for domestic violence victims, as well as a 24-hour crisis hotline.
Office Phone Number: 770-461-3839
Address: 350 North Jeff Davis Dr, Fayetteville, GA, 30214
Contact: Ashley Demmitt, 470-330-6060
24-hour crisis hotline: 770-460-1604
Raksha, meaning “protection” in several South Asian languages, promotes a stronger and healthier South Asian community in Georgia through confidential support services, education and advocacy.
For Teens: prevention education about sexual and domestic violence to address young people’s experiences in the South Asian community and building youth and adult leadership in addressing these forms of violence.
Contact: Youth Coordinator Swechhya Pant, 404-876-0670
Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence offers a Dating Violence Prevention workshop for teens, as well as information and resources for legal advocacy, support groups, and a Safe House program for victims of domestic violence. This organization also has a 24-hour hotline.
Address: 115 E. Maple Street, Decatur, GA 30030
Office Contact: 404-370-7670, email@example.com
24-hour hotline: 404-688-9436
Contact: Kim Frndak, 404-370-7670
Check out these apps! This overview compares two apps designed to prevent dating violence and sexual abuse among students. Circle of 6 and OnWatch won the Apps Against Abuse technology challenge issued by the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services in 2011.
Also, adults who work with teens can check out Dating Matters, a CDC training.