Our hotline is fully staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all holidays. When you call (803) 649-0480, you will be directly connected to an advocate. You can remain anonymous, as we know this is a very frightening but incredibly brave step for you to make.
When you call, be prepared for your advocate to first ask if you are in a safe place to talk. Once you have confirmed you are safe, your advocate will encourage you to explain your situation, at your own pace.
During the hotline call, your advocate will work with you to come up with solutions that best meet your needs. It does not matter if you are actively leaving an abusive relationship, want to ask questions, or simply just to talk to someone that will listen and understand the situation you are facing. Your advocate has received extensive trauma-informed training that can help you determine the answer that best fits your situation.
Your advocate may then come up with a "safety plan" this is either for those actively leaving a relationship, or for those wanting to leave in the future. A safety plan is tailored specifically for your situation.
Your voice has power and we are here to listen.