Call now. There are helpful options available right now for teens both male and female.
If you need help right now, call 911!
National Dating Abuse Helpline, 24/7
If you are in an abusive relationship, are a witness to abuse, or the abuser, don't wait any longer call and get help now! Help is immediate, accessible, and confidential.
Love Is Respect: Text a Peer Advocate
Text a peer advocate at Love Is Respect for help.
Local Help in Siskiyou County, 24/7
For FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL HELP, call the Siskiyou Domestic Violence & Crisis Center Hotline:
About the Siskiyou Domestic Violence & Crisis Center
The SDV&CC is a community based, private, non-profit organization committed to helping the survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The SDV&CC is located at 118 Ranch Lane in Yreka, CA 96097. Their office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday (530.842.6629).
Learn more: Siskiyou Domestic Violence & Crisis Center website
For FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL HELP, call the SDV&CC Hotline, 24/7: 1-877-842-4068.
Several excellent resources are available for to get some questions answered.
Love Is Respect
A great website for teens and their parents with advice and information on healthy dating to empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships. Important resources to get help and information right now include:
Chat with a Peer Advocate at Love Is Respect
Need a private chat with someone that understands what you’re going through? Try this option. It’s not a public chat-room, nothing needs to be downloaded, and no relationship questions are off-limits, too crazy, or embarassing.
More Info: Chat Information
Talk to a Peer Advocate at Love Is Respect
“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.”
More Info: Calling Information at Love Is Respect
Text a Peer Advocate at Love Is Respect
“Have a question about how to date in a healthy way? Need to check-in with an advocate about your relationship? Want to raise a red flag? Our advocates are happy to help and can be reached via text messaging. Simply text loveis (capitalization does not matter) to 22522. Normal texting fees apply.”
More Info: Text Service at Love Is Respect
When it's not an emergency, but you'd like more information, the following websites offer very good information about teen relationships. We've used the information on these websites in putting together our own resource on teen dating violence. Check them out.
A Thin Line
Girls Fight Back!
Jennifer Ann’s Group - Fighting Teen Violence