Services are provided regardless of gender, age, health status, physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status, or political or religious affiliation.
- 24 Hour Information and Support Line 1-866-662-4220
- Safety Planning
- Court Advocacy
- Hospital Accompaniment
- Housing First
- Emergency Shelter
- Community Education & Training
Not safe to call or would you like increased privacy and anonymity? Response offers a confidential private chat feature Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4 pm.
*Weekends and holidays excluded.
24-Hour Support Line
Free and Confidential Support
When you call our support line, you will be connected with a trained advocate.
Calls made to our support line will be picked up by our answering service. You will then receive a call from a Response advocate within 10 minutes. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving your name and phone number with the answering service, you can request to be patched directly to an advocate.
How can the support line help me?
- Advocates provide judgment-free emotional support for anyone impacted by domestic and sexual violence and stalking.
- Advocates assist with local referrals and information about your options, walk-in services, and support groups.
- You may also request an advocate to accompany you to the local courts for protective orders, hearings, and criminal cases pertaining to domestic and sexual violence and stalking.
- You don’t have to be in crisis to call.
- The support line is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
For Your Own Safety
When you search for information or communicate online, your history and activities can leave traces on your computer. Erasing your online and computer history is not always 100% effective. Instead, use a computer that an abuser does not have access to such as at work, the library or a friend or family members.
If this is not an option for you and you are in a safe place, you can also call our 24-hour support line 1-866-662-4220 to speak with a trained advocate.
The following steps will help increase safety:
- Do not store passwords and change your password(s) often.
TIP: Do not use obvious passwords such as a birthday or pet’s name. Use passwords that include capital letters and symbols. Do not let your computer save your password(s).
- Delete e-mails and empty your recycle or trash bin.
TIP: Delete emails from your “Send, Outbox” and “Deleted Items” boxes. Empty your “Recycle” or “Trash Bin” on your computer located on the desktop.
- Erase online history.
TIP: Empty your browser cache and do not create favorites or bookmarks of websites that you have visited for support.
- Clear your search engine.
TIP: If you have visited a page more than once, your search engine may save your searches. Check your search engines “Settings” and find “History” to clear your “Browsing Data”.