Know the Signs | Adagio Health - Compassionate. Inclusive. Care.

Teen Dating Violence

One in three teens in the U.S. are a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal violence from their dating partner. Know the signs.

Love is Respect

Love is Respect is an organization whose purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. They also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.
Hotline: 1-866-331-9474


Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County

Since 1981 the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County has been the community’s response to violence and abuse, serving victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Other Serious Crimes and Older Victims of Any Crime, as well as services to Human Trafficking victims, while also working to prevent violence and abuse through prevention education, intervention training and public awareness. Therapy services have been added for trauma victims.  As a member of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the local shelter is active in the oldest and most respected coalition in the country. Statewide, the Shelter’s services are recognized for innovative program excellence.
Hotline: 724-652-9036

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, educational services and referral services in more than 200 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, online instructional materials, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.
Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Women's Center of Beaver County

Since 1976, victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence have found the help and hope they need at the Women’s Center of Beaver County.  They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their services are always confidential and provided free of charge. They provide crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, legal and medical advocacy and prevention education. The Women’s Center advocates for ALL victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault without regard to status, race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical ability or language.
Hotline: 724-775-0131

Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

For over 45 years, Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh has been a leader in providing safety, shelter, support and guidance to all survivors of domestic violence. During this time, they have been witness to both the triumphs and heartaches associated with this complex issue that affects 1 out of 4 women in America. They know that no two situations are ever alike, but it is through our common understanding and genuine compassion that they can offer a sanctuary to women and their children suffering at the hands of domestic violence.Today, their mission is to advance the safety and wellbeing of survivors of intimate partner violence and prevent and respond to intimate partner violence through social change.
Hotline: 412-687-8005

Break the Cycle

Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people 12 - 24 to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse. They are a culturally affirming organization that centers young people, caring adults, and communities in our prevention and intervention efforts. Their dynamic and diverse team believes that all young people deserve to live in a world where they can thrive.

Additional Resources


Domestic violence occurs in about 1 out of 4 relationships. Same-sex couples experience the same rate of violence in their relationships. PERSAD CENTER’s Intimate Partner Abuse program seeks to help individuals who are involved in these relationships to end the violence.  PERSAD CENTER helps individuals to examine the negative patterns in their relationships, how to spot the triggers for violence, and teaches skills to stop the cycles of abuse. Participants in our program are taught to recognize and communicate their thoughts and feelings more effectively.

Southwest PA Says No More

Across southwestern Pennsylvania, community leaders and thousands of concerned citizens are coming together to take action to end violence against women.  FISA Foundation, in partnership with The Heinz Endowments and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania developed Southwest PA Says No More to showcase the important prevention-focused work happening here, and to make it easier for individuals and organizations to take action to stop gender-based violence.

Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania

The Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania has been providing safe housing and other domestic violence-related services continuously in Pennsylvania’s Washington County since August of 1984.  The mission of Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania is to increase awareness of domestic violence and its effect on the community, to empower those victimized by providing advocacy and safe and effective services, and to work for social change designed to eliminate domestic violence.
Hotline: 1-800-791-4000

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Is This Abuse? QUIZ

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) is a statewide collaborative membership organization committed to ending intimate partner violence and all forms of violence against women. Founded in 1976, PCADV is the oldest statewide domestic violence coalition in the nation. Each year, its network of 60 local domestic violence programs provide free and confidential direct services to nearly 90,000 victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children in all 67 counties of the Commonwealth. Together, local programs and the statewide Coalition work in collaboration to deliver a continuum of services, support, and systems to help victims and survivors find safety, obtain justice, and build lives free of abuse.

Pennsylania Office of Victim Services

The purpose of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Office of Victims’ Services website is to provide quality resources and information to individuals who have been victimized by crime and to friends and family who want to offer support to a victim of crime.
If you have non-urgent questions or would like additional information on teen dating violence, please reach out to us at
Please note that this email address is not monitored 24/7 and is not for emergency purposes. If you have an emergency, please contact your local authorities or call one of the hotlines listed above.