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Whatsapp Counseling

The Crisis Center of Haifa and the North’s new initiative will help those too scared or too uncomfortable to talk about their abuse.

Victims of sexual assault in Israel will be able to reach out to counselors for no cost through the popular social platform, Whatsapp, starting Sunday.

The Crisis Center for victims of sexual assault in Haifa and the North will use a purely technology-based line consultation to provide emotional support and counseling.

In Israel, the Israel Gay Youth organization, IGY, uses a similar text-to-talk method for support, but the Crisis Center’s initiative is unique in that it’s being used for psychological help.

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