Emergency Information:

If you are experiencing a domestic violence emergency, please contact the following organizations

as the Beginning Over Foundation does not offer emergency or shelter services:

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE

Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Call: 1-800−799−SAFE (7233)  or 1-800-787-3224 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing TTY)

**CHAT IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE**

 

TURNING POINT OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY

Turning Point is a safe place where victims of abuse and their children can find refuge. They provide services in Lehigh and Northampton counties and reach nearly 4,000 people a year through programs and services.  Those include:  a 24-hour Helpline, Safe House, Counseling, Support Groups, Court Advocacy, Community Outreach, Prevention Education, and Medical Advocacy.

HELPLINE 24/7: 610-437-3369        Tollfree: 877-438-4957        TTY: 610-419-4594

NATIONAL TEEN DATING ABUSE HOTLINE

Our trained peer advocates are available 24/7/365 to offer education, support and advocacy to teens and young adults, as well as their concerned friends and family members, who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information about dating abuse to service providers, counselors, teachers and members of law enforcement.

Peer advocates can connect you to resources in your area, provide you with helpful websites, help you create a plan to stay safe or just listen to your concerns. All conversations with peer advocates via phone, chat or text are free and confidential.

 

You will never be asked for your name or other contact information, but an advocate may ask for your age and city to find local resources for you.

Call: 1-866-331-9474  TYY: 1-866-331-8453  

Text: LOVEIS (capitalization does not matter) to 22522

**CHAT AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE**

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Lethality Assessment Tools:

This threat assessment could save your life. Take some time and answer these important questions to determine your risk for you and your family. Security expert Gavin de Becker and Associates built this model 20 years ago and today it is used by major police departments across the country:

In an article published by CBS News, there is a 16-Question checklist officer's will begin using to assess the likelihood an abuser will kill in a domestic violence situation. Click the link below to read the article and review these questions for yourself and your family.