For Teens: Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Anonymous QuestionsResources on Teen Dating Violence & Sexual Assault

24-Hour NATIONAL Support Resources:

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
Text LOVEIS to 22522 | (866) 331-9474 | TTY Line: (866) 331-8453
24/7 Chat:
Trained peer advocates offer education, support and advocacy to teens and young adults. Crisis counseling (text and phone), online live messaging, and referrals to shelters and other local community programs throughout the United States.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network)
(800) 656-HOPE (4673) | 24/7 Chat:
Toll-free crisis counseling, online live messaging, information and referrals for survivors of rape, sexual abuse, and sexual assault.

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 |
Free, 24/7 support and information from a live, trained counselor who receives the text & responds quickly. Serves anyone and any type of crisis.

9-1-1 Emergency
Dial “911” from any phone if you are in immediate danger.

Dating violence and sexual assault are against the law, and you have the right to emergency police and/or medical help 24 hours a day.

24-Hour LOCAL Support Resources:

Youth Crisis Hotline
(800) 843-5200 | 24/7 Text & Chat:

Teen Dating Violence Hotline (La Casa de las Madres)
(877) 923-0700 |

Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans Hotline (C.U.A.V.)
(415) 333-HELP (4357) |

Bay Area Women Against Rape
(510) 845-7273 |

(800) 300-1080 |


Break the Cycle
Inspires and supports young people 12 -24 to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse. They are a culturally affirming organization that focuses on young people in their prevention and intervention efforts.

Love is Respect |
A safe, inclusive space designed specifically for young people to access information and get help. Their purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.