Let's Talk Teal
In 2019, the City of Phoenix launched a Sexual Violence Awareness campaign called "Let's Talk Teal". In addition to activities which directly impact survivors of sexual violence, the initiative also emphasizes having important conversations to prevent and end sexual violence.
The City of Phoenix's partnership with the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence and the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks to raise public awareness about Sexual Violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. As part of the partnership, the City of Phoenix holds monthly workgroup meetings focusing on four key areas;
Teens and Youth: focusing on prevention and youth issues.
Education: focusing on building community capacity to appropriately respond to survivors of sexual assault.
Advocacy: focusing on identifying service gaps and improving service provision for survivors of sexual violence.
Leadership: focusing on making Phoenix a national model and planning for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.
Sexual Violence Resources
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Helpline
: (602) 279-2900 or (800) 782-6400 acesdv.org/helpline
This helpline can be called from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. An online chat option is also available. The Sexual and Domestic Violence Helpline and Chat provides support, information, and referrals about sexual and domestic violence as well as assistance navigating the legal system.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
: Even with COVID-19, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is still available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! If you are in an emergency situation please call 9-1-1 or check with DV programs and shelters in your area. For anyone affected by abuse and needing support please call (800) 799-7233, or if you're unable to speak safely, log into thehotline.org
or text LOVEIS to 22522
. You are not alone. (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
National Network to End Domestic Violence: (202) 543-5566. A social change organization, that is dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists
National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
StrongHearts Native Helpline: (844) 762-8483 (7NATIVE) is a safe domestic violence and dating violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Anonymous and confidential.
City of Phoenix Family Advocacy Center
(602) 534-2120. Mobile Victim Advocates are available Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mobile Victim Advocate Maryvale: (602) 647-5411; Mobile Victim Advocate South Phoenix: (602) 647-2662