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Are You Experiencing Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking?

By on April 6, 2020 in Articles

Telephone assistance for 209A and 258E protective order applications and safety planning is available from Independence House SAFEPLAN advocates or staff attorney, Monday to Friday 9am-4pm (Spanish & Portuguese assistance available).

How to receive assistance:

  • Call 800-439-6507 x238
  • On the voicemail, speak your name slowly and leave your telephone number twice. An Independence House SAFEPLAN advocate will respond to you within an hour. NOTE: Return calls to you will come through as a blocked number. Please unblock any restricted call access to your telephone.
  • Be sure you are in a safe place while waiting for a return call.

Independence House operates a 24-hour domestic and sexual violence hotline. Call 800-439-6507 to speak with an advocate anytime. If you are in immediate danger and the courts are closed, call 911 or go to the nearest police department.

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