Circle of 6

Imagine you are in a sticky situation: you need a ride home, you’re scared of where you are, you need someone to lend an ear…

Circle of 6

Now imagine that with a few clicks on your phone a circle made up of your 6 most trusted people can know where you are and what you need.

from Circleof6.com

Everything from:

  • “+” ICONS CHOOSE YOUR CIRCLE

    Add up to 6 people from your contacts to join your circle. Choose good friends or any trusted adult.

  • PIN ICON: COME GET ME

    Sends a text to your Circle that says:
    “Come and get me. I need help getting home safely.” with your GPS coordinates.

  • PHONE ICON: CALL ME

    Sends a text to your Circle that says:
    “Call and pretend you need me. I need an interruption.”

  • CHAT ICON: I NEED TO TALK

    Sends a text to your Circle that says: “I need to talk.”

  • INFORMATION & HELPFUL LINKS

    Direct access to information about sexuality, relationships and safety.

  • PHONE OUT HOTLINES

    Direct access to national hotlines and a specialized hotline of your choice, such as LGBTQ, Spanish-language, etc. based on your personal priorities.

Is this something you would use? Do any of your friends already have it on their phone? This app was originally designed for college campus safety, but we think that it can be used for anyone! Let us know what you think in the comments! 

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Hi! The moderator is a research team member with a background in behavioral health. We're here to help answer your questions and stimulate some great conversation! We don't provide therapy and are not available 24-7 so please if you are in crisis, go to our crisis page: https://sova.pitt.edu/i-need-help-now We look forward to talking to you!

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