You deserve a relationship
that is healthy & safe
TAP is here for you in whatever capacity you need. Reaching out for help
isn't always easy, but with support you can ensure your safety.
+ CONTACT US
TAP is here for you in whatever capacity you need. Whether you're ready to leave the relationship or just want some questions answered, send us an email or DM and we'll ride the wave together.
Call/Text : 808-927-2434
+ SAFETY PLANNING
What is a Safety Plan?
A personalized and practical plan to help avoid and respond to dangerous situations should they arise.
Before you leave
- Keep evidence of all abuse, such as pictures, screengrabs, texts, emails, etc.
- Keep a journal of all abuse incidents, including dates and specific details
- Know where to get help and someone you trust that knows what is happening
- Set aside money. You can ask friends or family to hold onto it for you
- Find important documents and keep them somewhere safe
When you leave
- Make a plan for how you will escape and where you will go
- Things you may need to bring with you:
- Driver's license
- Social security cards and birth certificate
- Protective order
- Important phone numbers
- Immigration papers / green card / visa
After you leave
- Change your locks, phone numbers, and passwords
- Set your social media to private
- Let your school and work know about the situation
- Keep with you a copy or photo of your protective order
Emotional safety planning
Physical safety is crucial, but it's important to remember your emotional safety too. Ultimately, this means you take your feelings and emotions into consideration when dealing with everything.
For help making a safety plan, contact our teen advocate here
+ LEGAL OPTIONS
Calling the police
- Sometimes calling the police is a safe option, especially if you're in immediate danger, the abusive partner has violated the protectice order, or you've been injured by them.
- Make sure to show the police your protective order and have them document the abuse.
- Take note of their badge number and name, and insist they file a police report.
- The next day, call the police department to get the name and number of the officer who will be dealing with your case.
Restraining Order or Protective Order
- This is a legal document that makes it a crime for your abusive partner to make any contact with you, whether physical, digital, or other.
- In the state of Hawai'i, individuals under the age of 18 are NOT able to file for a TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) without parental consent.
+ REFERRALS & COMMUNITY RESOURCES
National Dating Abuse Hotline - Text LOVEIS TO 22522
National Sexual Assault Helpline - 800-656-4673
Trevor Helpline - call 1-800-4U-TREVOR (488-7836) or Text "Trevor" to 1-202-305-1200
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Teen Line - Text TEEN to 839-863
Island Wide Resources
- Crisis Text Line - Text ALOHA to 741-741
- TAP808 Instagram - DM @Teen Alert Program
- Hawai'i Youth Services Directory - www.808youth.com/teens
- Hawai'i State DV Hotline - 808-266-SAFE
- Teen Link Hawai’i - www.teenlinkhawaii.org
- Sex Abuse Treatment Center - 808-524-7273
DVAC Helpline - 808- 531-3771
Parents and Children Together - 808- 526-2200
Lavender Clinic - 808-445-5392
Child and Family Services - 808-841-0822
Big Island Resources
West Hawai’i Island
Lokahi Treatment Centers - 808-331-1175
Child & Family Service - 808-322-7233
East Hawai’i Island
Lokahi Treatment Centers - 808-969-9292
Child & Family Services - 808-959-8864
YWCA - 808-245-8404
Parents and Children Together - 808-821-0574
Child & Family Services - 808- 877-9888
Parents and Children Together - 808-244-2330
Women Helping Women - 808-579-9581
Women Helping Women - 808-563-0216
Parents and Children Together - 808-565-9191
Community Service Council (Alternative to Violence Program) - 808-553-3244
Moloka'i Community Health Center - 808-553-5038