Volunteers are the ♥ of The Genieve Shelter!
A 24-HOURS CRISIS HOTLINE
Our crisis hotline number is 1-800-969-HOPE (4673). We are available 24 hours a day to help guide you to safety in cases of domestic violence.
TEXT-TO-911 NOW AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS OF SUFFOLK
How to text 911:
On your mobile device, enter the number "911" in the "To" or "Recipient" field of a new text message...
The first text to 911 should be short and include the location of the emergency, and ask for the police, fire, or ambulance...
Press the "Send" button
Answer questions and follow instructions from the 911 call taker
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HAND SIGNALS ARE NOW BEING USED DURING COVID-19
How to use hand signal:
Click on this link to see more: LINK
When virtually talking with a friend, social worker, case manager, doctor, etc. you can use the signal to non-verbally ask for help
The person seeing the symbol should then ask you yes or no questions to get you the best help you need (Ex. Would you like me to call 911? Do you need me to call a shelter and look into services for you?)
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