Domestic abuse victims can now text county resource
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.