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WAVE: Online chat is another avenue of help


WAVE (Working Against Violence for Everyone) has a fairly new service that little seem to know about.

“We’re hoping we can get a little more awareness out about the online (chat),” Executive Director Annette Wooten said. “It gives people another option.”

The chat service she speaks of is similar to that of Google Gmail’s chat, or of that you’d see a service provider, such as an internet company, provide for tech support.

In a small community such as Petersburg’s, it gives victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault seeking help a chance to be anonymous, Wooten said.

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