This website was created by Teen Advocates at Volunteers of America-Home Free in Portland, Oregon. We put this website together because we believe that teen dating violence is a silent epidemic that affects 1 in 4 teens nationwide.

We believe:
  1. Everyone deserves to be safe.
  2. Abuse is about one person trying to control another person and it is never okay.
  3. Teens and youth need their own spaces to learn about and heal from violence.

This website is for teens, tweens, youth, adults, parents and educators interested in learning more about healthy relationships, unhealthy relationships and abusive relationships.

If you are looking for services and would like to contact an advocate, you can email lramos@voaor.org or call/text a Teen Advocate at 503.473.7396. If you feel more comfortable remaining anonymous, we will still respond if you don't share your name. You can also check out our resource page for crisis lines, websites and other services specific to your area.