Domestic Violence Shelters offer a lot to victims:
The typical domestic violence shelter allows victims to stay from six weeks to three months.
Most of these shelters provide three meals a day and some type of schooling for children.
They are in undisclosed locations so that abusers cannot find their victims.
Victims can give false names if they wish for added security.
Counseling, financial education and career services are usually offered.
Most will provide private bedrooms with shared living rooms where families can interact with others who have had similar experiences.
Domestic Violence Shelters provide outreach services that continue to offer assistance after victims leave the shelter to ensure that they have support and assistance as they learn to live independently.
"An information highway for victims of domestic abuse."™
Did you know. . .
For many victims leaving is not an option. There may be nowhere to go with few or no resources existing within the community to offer help. Or, if help is there and you do not know how to get it.
That is why we are here, we want to help victims by arming them with information and resources to help them leave an abusive situation. And by helping them find out, there is life after abuse!
Victims of abuse need your support
It is important to remember that if you have a family member or loved one who is in an abusive situation, they need your help. . ..
Please keep in mind: Remember that they have been verbally assaulted and might believe the bad things about themselves that they have been hearing. They will be afraid that you will judge them, so be sure to not do that.
It is very important for a victim to be told and to believe
that they do not, nor does anyone, deserve to be abused.
Convince the victim that help is available,
and make sure you know how to assist in finding that help.
The information contained on this website is for information and educational purposes only and do not constitute legal or medical advice. We are not doctors, lawyers or law enforcement. Please do not use the information you read here as a replacement for either. Do not rely solely on what you read here to determine how you will leave your abuser. Contact a shelter, police, or victims’ service organization for help with safety planning and more information on how to leave an abusive relationship.
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