Portland, Ore – Young love is supposed to be sweet and fun, yet one in three teens experiences abuse from a romantic partner. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Better awareness of dating violence as a teen also can reduce the risk of domestic violence as an adult.
Oregon has many programs where young people can get help.
Confidential support is available 24/7
Text teen2teen at 839863*
Chat at oregonyouthline.org
The Oregon Youthline is a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line.
Teens are available to help daily from 4-1Opm Pacific Time (adults are available at all other times).
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Text loveis to 22522 *
Chat at loveisrespect.org
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides teen-specific resources 24/7
Locally teens can also turn to :
Teen Dating Violence