“I’m a new freshman at my school and I’m small. An older student has been harassing me but I’m scared to tell anyone.” – 14-year-old
The differences between people are one of the things that make life interesting. Hatred based on a person’s race, religion, sexual orientation or other differences is called racism or discrimination and IS WRONG. Violence towards another IS WRONG.
Just because a person does or says something that hurts or angers you does not give you the right to judge others because of this one person’s actions. One person does not and cannot represent an entire people. This is called stereotyping. If someone is bothering you, talk about the specific problem; don’t blame it on the person’s differences or who they are.
Violence, name calling, threatening or harassing does not make differences go away, nor does it make you a bigger or better person. If you are being bothered or are doing the bothering, don’t do anything stupid that will get you into trouble or hurt you or someone else. If you can’t talk to the person, find a trusted adult or call one of the numbers listed below.
If you are a victim of a hate/racist crime, contact your local police department.
TIPS FOR TOLERANCE:
Free mental health services for ages Birth to 17 for children & adolescents who are victims of crime by experiencing physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, domestic violence (personal or parental), bullying, school/community violence or Maltreatment, Sexual Exploitation (includes internet victimization), Human Trafficking/Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Child Abduction and or Terrorist Act. Services in English and Spanish.
San Fernando Valley, CA
M - F 8:00AM -6:00PM
Collaborates with public/private agencies thoughout L.A. County to improve human relations/conflict resolution systems. Programs include: Hate Crime Network, Hate Crime Mentoring/Reporting, and a Human Relations Mutual Assistance Consortium.
3175 W 6th St,
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Serves women ages 13 and over, crisis intervention for sexual assault and domestic violence victims. HIV/AIDS services. Community outreach and prevention programs. No Fees. Peer counseling. Support group on domestic violence – Tuesday mornings only.
1255 S Atlantic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90022
24-hour Crisis Hotline (collect calls accepted): 877-988-5559 Information provided on shelters, crisis intervention, referral and other support services. Short-term safe shelter includes food, clothes, etc. Individual and group counseling, teen support groups and community outreach. No fees.
Office phone: 323-467-8466.
Emergency shelter: 323-240-2253.
Foster care services: 323-703-7002.
Hotline for teens issues such as homelessness, bullying, violence, pregnancy, eating disorders, self-harm and depression. Services include 24/7 hotline, emergency shelters/ homeless youth housing, education & career development, mental health and wellness.
Los Angeles, CA
7 days a week 24 hrs
Coordinates and monitors prosecution effort of criminal activity related to domestic violence. Provides information on shelters and safety issues of battered victims. Hotline provides counseling and referrals. Hotline 24 hr/7 day a week (Bilingual).
3204 Rosemead Blvd,
El Monte, CA 91731
Free assistance for victims of ALL types of crimes. 11 branch offices located in LA. Services provided: crisis intervention, emergency, referral services, court support, & assistance in applying for compensation from state funds to assist victims.
3204 Rosemead Blvd,
El Monte, CA 91731
Information and referrals to support services nationwide. Online resources for victims of crime and agencies who serve them. Advocates for victims’ rights.
2000 M St NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Crisis intervention, safety assessment and planning, arrangements for transportation to shelters, medical, legal representation in court and support groups to victims of domestic violence whose parents are in military services.
Port Hueneme, CA 93043
M,W,Th 7:30am-5pm & F 7:30am-4pm
24 hour hotline: (213) 626-3393
Los Angeles County: (310) 392-8381
West San Gabriel Valley: (626) 793-3385
Counseling for dating violence, rape survivors, child abuse. Phone counseling and referrals. Self-defense classes and teen abuse prevention.
1015 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90017
M-F 9am-5pm (by appointment)
Services for youth, teens, adolescents, and adults in the areas of anger management, teen dating violence, substance abuse, and sexual abuse. Services all of Los Angeles County.
8424 S Vermont Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90044
Programs in anger management, conflict resolution, leadership training and counseling. Domestic violence, parenting, and individual counseling. Fees on a sliding scale system. Programs for ages 13-19.
2930 W Imperial Hwy,
Inglewood, CA 90303
M-F 9am-5pm & Sat 9am-11am
Information regarding victims’ rights and what to expect while going through the court system. Confidential referrals for counseling. Spanish services available. FREE. Online chat available.
3200 5th Ave,
Sacramento, CA 95817
Young adults who have experienced violence in their own lives are trained to become peer educators and advocates in the field of violence prevention. Youth Alive Caught in the Crossfire intervention program.
3300 Elm St,
Oakland, CA 94609