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National helpline provides support to Native survivors of domestic violence


December 13, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – In its first eight months of operations, the StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) has taken calls from Native Americans affected by domestic violence representing 53 tribal nations across 38 states, demonstrating the widespread need for culturally-rooted resources to support tribal communities affected by intimate partner abuse.

Since March, the StrongHearts Native Helpline, the first, national crisis line for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiians facing domestic violence and dating violence, has responded to the unique needs of Native victims of abuse, who historically have lacked access to supportive services. StrongHearts advocates are trained to navigate each caller’s abuse situation with a deep understanding of tribal communities, culture and tradition.


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