Where to Get Answers Now

2nd Floor Youth Helpline for Teens in New Jersey

Post questions to get answers within 24 hours!

Teen Girls Support Group
Meets weekly in Downtown Newark
Call for more information:
973-753-1180 OR
Sign up for the support group at areas@rwjbh.org

How to Get Away for Help

What if I want out of the relationship and he/she says "NO!"

  • Read more information on this site for suggestions
  • Report the abuse and your fears to school counselors if both of you attend the same school
  • Tell a security officer, counselor.
  • Talk to your parents, a friend's parents, or other family members
  • Tell your church minister or other adults that you are afraid of what he/she will do
  • Get help from a counselor to leave the relationship
  • Look at this site for a local teen group where you can get help
  • Keep notes and pictures of when and how you are being abused-You may need proof of how and when you were hurt

Call hotlines on this site if you need help right away. Call 911 if you are being hurt now!


  • Give yourself a break from the relationship
  • Develop a safety plan for what you will do if your partner becomes abusive
  • Practice your safety plan with a friend
  • Always let others know where you are going and when you plan to return
  • Do not agree to meet your partner alone.
  • Do not allow your partner into your home if no one else is there to protect you
  • Do not get in a car alone with the partner
  • Have someone you trust go with you to a job, school, or other place if you are afraid
  • Have a friend and/or a parent check in with you if they do not hear from you

How to Help Friends

  • Talk to your friends about their problems.
  • Let friends know that you are concerned.
  • Explain what you know about partner abuse
  • Help your friend to see her talents and self worth
  • Encourage your friend to talk to a trusted adult
  • Do not confront the friend's abusive partner yourself
  • If she asks, try to go with your friend to see a counselor
  • Report the abuse to a school counselor if your friend does not want to report it herself
  • Call 911 if you witness your friend being abused.

Things You Can Do…

  • TALK to other girls witnessing DV
  • VOLUNTEER in your community
  • GET HELP for your family
  • GET HELP for yourself
  • COME To A TEEN MEETING for Girls

Downtown NEWARK,NJ
CALL 973-753-1180 OR
Email us at areas@rwjbh.org