Internet Safety

Resources for Teens

For more information, visit:

www.thatsnotcool.com

www.loveisrespect.org

www.loveisnotabuse.org

www.breakthecycle.org

www.athinline.org

 

If you are 14 or older, you can receive free counseling at:

Congreso de Latinos Unidos:

215-763-8870 x1317

Child, medical, and legal advocacy; individual counseling; and support groups in both English and Spanish for those exposed to domestic violence

 
Lutheran Settlement House:

215-426-8610 x236

Crisis intervention counseling, ongoing individual and group counseling, court accompaniment, and medical advocacy in both English and Spanish for both male and female victims of domestic violence.

 
Women In Transition: LifeLine:

215-751-1111

Empowerment counseling and referrals for female victims of domestic violence

 
The Attic Youth Center:

215-545-4331

Counseling, support groups, prevention case management, HIV testing and counseling, job readiness training, tutoring, life skills, and social activities for LGBTQ youth

 
For Shelter:

Women Against Abuse Emergency Shelter:

1-866-SAFE-014

Emergency housing for female victims of domestic violence and their children

 
Youth Emergency Shelter:

215-787-0633

Immediate shelter and care for runaway and homeless adolescents

 
Runaway Youth Program:

1-800-371-7233

24-hour information hotline and emergency shelter for adolescents who have run away from home or who are dealing with a personal crisis.  Walk-ins welcome at the YES shelter (1526 Fairmount Avenue).

 
For Legal Resources:

Women Against Abuse Legal Center:

215-686-7082

Free legal representation and court advocacy for male and female victims of domestic violence

 
Equality Advocates Pennsylvania: Legal Hotline:

866-LGBT-LAW

Direct legal services for individuals facing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity

 
Youth Law Project Attorney:

215-731-1447 ext.17

 
To talk to someone:

Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline:

1-866-SAFE-014

 
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline:

1-866-331-9474

 
National Domestic Violence Hotline:

1-800-799-7233

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If you or someone you know needs help, call our toll-free 24-hour Hotline:

1.866.723.3014

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