Resources

WHO TO CALL IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF HELP

  • If you are experiencing, witness, or know someone who is frightened and/or domestic violence in a relationship, call

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

 1-800-799-7233 (TTY 1-800-787-3224)

  • If you are a teenager who has experienced a sexual assault or rape, call

The National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

1-866-331-9474  (TTY 1-866-331-8453)

  • If you have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse from an adult relative, family friend, or sibling, call

The National Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline believes that every caller deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, that every family deserves to live in a world free from violence and that safe homes and safe families are the foundation of a safe society. Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all fifty states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than one hundred and forty languages through interpreter services. Until the violence stops, the hotline will continue to answer One Call at a Time. http://www.thehotline.org

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (Love is Respect) 

Love Is Respect, the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, was launched in February 2007 with help from founding sponsor, Liz Claiborne, Incorporated. It is a national 24-hour resource that can be accessed by phone or the internet, specifically designed for teens and young adults. The Helpline and website offer real-time one-on-one support from trained Peer Advocates. Managed by the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Love Is Respect operates from a call center in Austin, Texas. Peer Advocates are trained to offer support, information and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, and service providers. loveisrespect.tumblr.com

The National Child Abuse Hotline

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential. The Hotline is also a valuable resource for those who are mandated by law to report suspected abuse, such as school personnel, medical and mental health professionals and police and fire investigators. https://www.childhelp.org/hotline/

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) believes violence against women and children results from the use of force or threat to achieve and maintain control over others in intimate relationships, and from societal abuse of power and domination in the forms of sexism, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-Semitism, ageism and other oppressions. NCADV works to make the changes necessary to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all women and children. Its support services include coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; Provision of  safe home and shelter programs; Public education and technical assistance; Policy development and innovative legislation;  and efforts to eliminate social conditions, which contribute to violence in our society. http://www.ncadv.org

To Write Love on Her Arms

To write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. To Write Love on Her Arms exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also invest directly into treatment and recovery. The organization is based on the belief that community is essential for recovery. Their vision is that community, hope, and help will replace secrets and silence and that we will all learn to love ourselves enough to get the help we need. http://twloha.com

Center for Non Violent Communication

Nonviolent Communication is based on historical principles of nonviolence– the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. Through its emphasis on deep listening—to ourselves as well as others—NVC helps us discover the depth of our own compassion and reveals the awareness that all human beings are only trying to honor universal values and needs, every minute, every day. NVC can be seen as both a spiritual practice that helps us see our common humanity, using our power in a way that honors everyone’s needs, and a concrete set of skills which help us create life-serving families and communities. http://www.cnvc.org

Growing Azalea Music

Growing Azalea Music is the independent record label, music publishing and music production company owned by Azalea Blossom’s founding member, Margaret Bernstein. With a focus on creating, performing and licensing uplifting instrumental compositions and Socially Awakened Songs, Growing Azalea Music serves as Azalea Blossom’s sister organization in helping to bring across the messages of hope, harmony and believing in oneself. www.gamusic.com