Dating violence and abuse
will not discriminate against any individual on account of race, color, national origin, gender, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, citizenship, marital status, gender identity (or expression), language spoken, immigration status and any other protected class. Box 60401 Fort Myers, FL 33906 The On-Call Crisis Response Unit provides crisis counseling 365 days per year at area hospitals, medical professionals offices, and our rape crisis center for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Should you need special accomodations, please call (239) 939-3112. All services provided to victims of domestic violence and their children and survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking are available free of charge. Hendry and Glades Counties can call our domestic violence hotline toll-free at 1-800-500-1119 or our sexual assault hotline toll-free at 1-888-956-7273 or email us - [email protected] Staff provides this services from am until pm Monday through Friday.
If you notice controlling behavior, sudden mood changes or threats of violence from your significant other, get help immediately.
Some dating violence occurs on the first or second date when two people aren’t necessarily a couple.
And, while your teen needs you more than ever to help them through this challenging time, they are also seeking independence and turning to peers.
Volunteers can help at our Second ACT Thrift Store, our Arts for ACT Art Gallery, or in our various departments, including direct service with clients. Our blog is closely monitored on a daily basis, and we will respond to your questions and comments as soon as possible. This site is owned and maintained by Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., a non-profit agency funded in part by United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties, Lee County, Florida Department of Health, Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, City of Fort Myers, City of Cape Coral, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Office of the Attorney General, The Bobby Nichols - Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation, fundraising and donations from the community.
If you think your son or daughter may be controlling, abusive, or violent with his or her partner, tell your child that abuse and violence are NOT acceptable and that violence will not solve problems.
Let him or her know when you truly care for someone you don’t hurt them or try to control them.
Double or group date with people you know in order to avoid being alone with someone you don’t know.
Date rape drugs are often slipped into people’s drinks, so be careful when consuming alcohol, especially in public places.