Making the call to our 24 Hour Crisis Lines
Making the call is the first step in establishing a life free of violence. We at Russell House provide both a 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline and a 24/7 Sexual Assault/Rape Hotline.
During this initial crisis phone call you can share your abusive situation with a victim advocate who understands different forms of abuse and will be able to provide answers to questions you may have about how to get help and emergency safety planning. They will also support and empower you in the decisions that you believe are the best for your situation.
Some helpful tips to consider before calling:
Important Tip: We recommend that after you call the 24/7 crisis hotline that you immediately after hang up, dial 1, and hang up again. This prevents anyone from using redial on the telephone to see who you were calling.
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1-800-998-8340
Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1-888-570-3703
24 Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line 1-800-998-8340
24 Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1-888-570-3703
General Guidelines for Emergency Safety Planning
Preparing to leave an Abusive Relationship
Take important documents or copies of:
For assistance with emergency planning, call the Russell House 24 hour crisis lines:
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 800.998.8340
Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 888.570.3703