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If you are in an abusive relationship:

  • Call 911 if you are in immediate danger
  • Talk an adult you trust about the abuse you are experiencing
  • Try to avoid being alone with your boy/girlfriend
  • Create a Safety Plan– who to call, where to go, what to do if you are in danger
  • Always keep your cell phone, wallet and keys readily available
  • Seek advice from Safe Harbor at 1.800.291.2139 or another dating abuse resource

If a friend is in an abusive relationship:

  • Don’t ignore the signs. Talk to your friend.
  • Express your concerns, but don’t judge.
  • Encourage them to talk to a trusted adult – a parent, faith leader, teacher or counselor
  • Call the police if you witness an assault.
  • Call us for advice – 1.800.291.2139
  • You can also contact the following organizations for help and advice.

Hotlines/Crisis Lines

  • Safe Harbor: 1-800-291-2139
  • Love Is Respect: 1-866-331-9474, text LOVEIS to 22522, or chat online
  • MHA Greenville TEENline – Text TEENLINE to 839863
  • National Centers for Victims of Crime: 1-800-FYI-CALL
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE



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