A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, love is respect was launched in February 2007 as loveisrespect, National Dating Abuse Helpline with a supporting grant from Liz Claiborne, Inc. At the time we were the first 24-hour resource for teens experiencing dating violence and relationship abuse; we remain the only teen helpline serving all of the United States and its territories.

In 2011, The Hotline entered into a strategic partnership with Break the Cycle, another national leader in preventing dating violence, which enabled love is respect to grow as a project and organization. That same year, we launched 24-hour text services in addition to our phone and live chat services through support from Mary Kay, Inc.

We’re proud to continue offering comprehensive resources to engage, educate, and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.