Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month was created to engage, educate, and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. 

Everyone deserves to be in a safe and healthy relationship. You can help make that happen by raising awareness about the issue, saying something about abuse when you see it and organizing your friends to make a difference.

Remember to wear #orange4love on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, and share why you wear orange via social media.

Loveisrespect was launched in February 2007 as the first 24-hour resource for teens who were experiencing dating violence and abuse and is the only teen helpline serving all of the United States and its territories.  In 2011, loveisrespect grew even stronger as The Hotline partnered with Break the Cycle, another national leader in preventing dating abuse.

Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations. Lone Star Legal Aid serves the millions of people at 125% of federal poverty guidelines that reside in 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and also 4 counties of southwest Arkansas. Lone Star Legal Aid focuses its resources on maintaining, enhancing, and protecting income and economic stability; preserving housing; improving outcomes for children; establishing and sustaining family safety and stability, health and well‐being; and assisting populations with special vulnerabilities, such as those who have disabilities, or who are elderly, homeless, or have limited English language skills. To learn more about Lone Star Legal Aid, visit our website at www.lonestarlegal.org.

Media contact: Clarissa Ayala