Our peer advocates have served thousands of teens and young adults through our 24/7 phone service. Calling 1-866-331-9474 will connect you with an advocate trained to offer education, support and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned friends, siblings, parents, teachers, law enforcement members and service providers.
Peer advocates can connect you to resources in your area, provide you with helpful websites, help you create a plan to stay safe or just listen. All conversations with peer advocates are confidential and anonymous. You will never be asked for your name or other contact information, but an advocate may ask for your age and city to find local resources for you.
When you call, be prepared for the advocate to first ask if you are in a safe place to talk. Once you are, the advocate will encourage you to explain your situation.
During the call, your peer advocate will work with you to come up with solutions that best meet your needs. Whether you are just leaving an abusive relationship or not sure if your relationship is unhealthy, advocates have received extensive training to help you come up with the answer that best fits your life. If they suggest something that you don’t think will work for you, don’t be afraid to let them know.
After you and your advocate come up with ideas for your situation, the advocate will review them with you and can dial you through to a local resource you are requesting.