Please make sure you are in a safe space before you text. When you call, be prepared for the advocate to first ask if you are in a safe place to talk.Always delete the conversation after you finish to ensure that no one else can access your information. Once you are, the advocate will encourage you to explain your situation.After a controversial transition to a for-profit model in 2011, which brought million in funding in the past two years, growing pains have set in.In October, layoffs claimed an estimated 40 percent of the staff, and CEO Tony Espinoza announced his departure — giving an opening to competitors like Be Welcome and Hospitality Club.
“My first Couchsurfing hookup happened when I was staying with my friend in Miami,” Riccardo recalls. Months later Riccardo got a phone call from the same girl, asking if she could stay at his place in New York City. “I never talked to her again,” he admits, adding, “I mean, we’re friends on Facebook.” Couchsurfing was born after a budget-conscious traveler named Casey Fenton sent out a mass request for accommodations in Iceland and received 50 invitations from students with a free spare futon.If your situation is serious, we recommend calling or chatting first. Loveisrespect Text for Help Services are sponsored by Mary Kay Inc.As always, we at loveisrespect are concerned for your safety. Speak to a peer advocate by calling 1-866-331-9474.If they suggest something that you don’t think will work for you, don’t be afraid to let them know.After you and your advocate come up with ideas for your situation, the advocate will review them with you and can connect you to a local resource, if you’d like.We receive a variety of questions from teens and 20-somethings all over the country. ” No relationship question is off limits, too crazy or embarrassing.