24-Hour Crisis Line
Domestic Violence Support Line: 1.866.644.3574
Sexual Assault Support Line: 1.800.277.5570
You don’t have to be in crisis to call! Trained advocates are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to speak with you confidentially and non-judgmentally about concerns surrounding domestic and sexual violence, and intimate partner stalking. Advocates are trained to provide crisis intervention, information about area resources, New Beginnings’ services, provide support, empowerment, and help you safety plan*.
Reminder: One-to-one conversations and meetings between a New Beginnings advocate and a victim/survivor are protected by confidentiality and won’t be shared (including to confirm or deny use of services) with immigration authorities, medical personnel, law enforcement, or any other third party without explicit written consent (except in cases involving the suspected abuse/neglect of a child, elder or incapacitated adult, or when it is determined someone is a threat to themselves/others).
*A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to remain safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, or after you leave. Safety planning involves how to cope with emotions, tell friends and family about the abuse, how to take legal action , and more. A good safety plan will have all of the vital information you need and be tailored to your unique situation. Safety planning can help you prepare for various scenarios. Although some of the things that you outline in your safety plan may seem obvious, it’s important to remember that in moments of crisis your brain doesn’t function the same way as when you are calm.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline website provides tips for planning for your safety in different situations, which can be found here.