The domestic violence and sexual assault hotline provided by SAFE in Hunterdon is a
toll-free number that offers individuals assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365
days a year. Hotline advocates can provide support, crisis intervention, safety planning,
information and referrals to individuals living in Hunterdon County and throughout the
United States. Victims, survivors, family and friends, law enforcement, social service
agencies and the general public utilize the line daily. In 2008, over 6,000 calls were
made to the hotline.
The hotline is a crucial aspect of the agency, as it may be the first opportunity a victim or
survivor has to talk about the abuse they are experiencing or have endured. Advocates
trained in crisis intervention work with the caller to map out a safety plan. Such plans
may include preparing for an escape if the abuse reoccurs, finding a safe shelter,
contacting law enforcement, seeking medical attention, or making an appointment with
a legal advocate or counselor at the agency.
The hotline advocates are also contacted by police following every 911 call law enforcement receives that involves domestic violence or sexual
assault. The hotline advocate then arranges for trained SAFE volunteer to accompany the victim during his or her time at the hospital and/or police
The goal of the hotline is to be available to any person at any time. Yet individuals who are non-English speaking face unique challenges in obtaining
assistance. In order to communicate with non-English speakers, a Language Line is used to provide translators in over 140 languages. Within
seconds, a SAFE advocate can obtain an interpreter and connect him or her onto the hotline call.
SAFE in Hunterdon is dedicated to serving all victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. If you or somebody you know would like
to speak with an advocate, please call 1 (888) 988-4033.
|24 Hour Hotline 1--888--988--4033
In case of emergency, please dial 911
Serving victims and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse for over 30 years
|SAFE in Hunterdon
47 E. Main Street • Flemington, NJ 08822
Outreach office: 908-788-7666
24-hour hotline: 888-988-4033
|SAFE in Hunterdon's Mission is to empower adult and child survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, while collaborating with our community to prevent violence and create positive social change.