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A new helpline reaches out to Indian reservations

Advocates realized that Native women wanted a number to call, but often felt like the person on the other end of the phone might not understand where they were coming from. “We realized there was this big gap in services,” Simpson explained. That’s when the idea for a Native-focused hotline was born.