Hi-line's help for abused spouses
Enabling peace by breaking the silence
We provide a 24-hour crisis line. The crisis line volunteers answer the incoming calls, obtain information from the caller such as first name, phone # and if the person is safe. The volunteer then contacts an advocate who will respond as quickly as possible in contacting the caller back.
A personal advocate will assist in any way possible providing support, suggesting possible options, making referrals to other assistance programs, (Department of Family Services, Office of Human Services, Health Departments, etc.), helping with transportation, seeking shelter or a safehome, and assisting in filing court papers such as orders of protection. Advocates also offer emotional support at a time when it is needed the most.
Workshops, in-services, trainings for volunteers, law enforcement, medical personnel, child protective services, and community based organizations as well as a school program on dating violence and sexual harassment/date rape.