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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month


That's Not Cool      Stand For Respect      Love Is NOt Abuse    Love Is Respect 
TEXT “loveis” to 77054  ;  Call Love is Respect Hotline 1-866-331-9474 (by teens, for teens).





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New Directions of Decatur County strives to increase social consciousness about domestic violence and to assist individual victims break free from the cycle of physical and emotional abuse.

We are a center that provides free services to survivors of domestic violence and abuse. These confidential services are available to all adult men and women and their dependent children regardless of sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, or disability.  New Directions has a professionally-trained staff including a Master's Level Clinician and two trained Victims’ Advocates. Our friendly staff will listen to you, learn about your unique situation, and then help you develop a plan of action.

We will not judge you!  Instead, we will find ways to help you!

Whether you are in the crisis stage of immediate violence or on the long road of healing from past abuse, you are not alone!  Leaving an abusive relationship is difficult but not impossible!  Please contact us to discuss important safety planning if you are considering leaving your abuser.  

We are here to help you at this stressful and challenging time!  
We care about YOU!

Please call our 24-hour crisis line at (812) 662-8822 if you or someone you know is experiencing abuse. You can also receive help by calling the National Domestic Crisis Line at (800) 799-SAFE or (800) 799-7233.



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