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Domestic abuse victims can now text county resource

MADISON, Wis. - The Dane County Domestic Abuse Intervention Services is releasing a new text line they hope will cut down on domestic violence situations.

"We hear that a lot from younger people about how they communicate with their family and friends through text primarily, and that they don't feel comfortable calling a traditional hotline," DAIS Executive Director Shannon Barry said.

The text line will be funded through a partnership with Dean and St. Mary's.

Officials said one in three teens will experience intimate partner violence.

Everyone who sends a text to the hotline will remain anonymous.

Anyone affected by domestic violence can text ‘HOPE' to 20121.


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