StrongHearts Native Helpline — first national hotline created specifically to support Native America
AUSTIN, Texas (November 13, 2018) – The StrongHearts Native Helpline, a partnered project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, is moving from Austin, Texas, to its permanent home in Eagan, Minnesota, a city in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metro area where its national headquarters will be based. The move will take place in the winter of 2018. More details will be announced as the move date draws closer.
“We are proud to call Minnesota as StrongHearts’ new home because of its rich Native history, Native population, and its status as a hub for Native-led organizations,” said StrongHearts Assistant Director Lori Jump (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians). “Organizations in Minnesota are also known for being very proactive and progressive in the work that is being done around domestic violence, which goes hand-in-hand with basing our operations in a supportive environment with a built-in network that fits StrongHearts’ mission and goals.”
Created in March 2017, the StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is the first national helpline created specifically to support Native Americans impacted by domestic violence and dating violence. With support from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, StrongHearts remains a collaborative project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.
About the StrongHearts Native Helpline
Created by and built to serve tribal communities across the United States, the StrongHearts Native Helpline is a culturally-appropriate, anonymous, confidential and no-cost service dedicated to serving Native American survivors of domestic violence and dating violence, along with their concerned family members and friends. By dialing 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST, callers can connect one-on-one with knowledgeable StrongHearts advocates who can provide lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable survivors to find safety and live lives free of abuse. After hours calls have the option to connect with the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1−800−799−7233) or call back the next business day. Learn more about StrongHearts at www.strongheartshelpline.org.
This project described was made possible by Grant Number 90EV0426 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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