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Mental Health: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.

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If you are being abused, know there is nothing you have done or are doing to cause the abuse. It is solely the choice of the abuser to abuse. It may seem impossible to escape your abuser, change your circumstances, or find the help you need, but it is possible. However, you know your situation best, so think carefully through your situation and circumstances and do what is the best for you.
- adapted from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence website

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National Resources

Call

  • National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline - 1.866.331.9474
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1.800.799.SAFE (7233), 1.800.787.3224 (TTY)
    Staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors who can provide crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health care centers, and counseling.
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)
    Created and operated by RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network). Routes callers to local RAINN affiliate organizations, where they will be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider.
  • Victim Connect Hotline - 1.855.4VICTIM (1.855.484.2846)
    Provides information and referrals for victims of all crime.

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Delaware Resources

24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotlines
New Castle County: 1.302.762.6110
North Kent County: 1.302.678.3886
Kent/Sussex County: 1.302.422.8058
Sussex County (Spanish): 1.302.745.9874

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