Resources For Victims

Resources for victims

Websites

  • ABA Commission on Domestic Violence: Protecting yourself from your abuser is the key to a safe escape. Knowing how to cover all your tracks, who to contact and where to go when a victim has decided to leave is the key to survival. The myth is that victims will never leave their abusers, learn how to break that cycle.
  • Advocated to End Domestic Violence: Enabling a victim the power to leave their abuser is the goal of Advocates to End Domestic Violence. Providing safety and education empowers the victim to take charge of their life. Safety of the victim is the key to ending this cycle.
  • Domestic Violence Handbook: For one suffering within a domestic violence situation, it is vital to know that you are not alone. There is confidential help available arming a victim with the courage to step forward and out of a cycle of abuse before it is too late.
  • DV Survival Kit: Suddenly free of domestic violence a victim can feel alone and confused. There are so many things to do -- contacting lawyers, finding a safe place to live and just living day to day. Knowing where to look for help is the first step in breaking the cycle of abuse. Learn such skills as facing your abuser in court. Set up a support system to help survive the arduous tasks ahead of them.
  • Lesbian Partner Violence Fact Sheet: Violence appears to be about as common among lesbian couples as among heterosexual couples. However, there are special considerations. Because of homophobic environment, it is difficult for the victim to seek help from the police, victim service agencies, and battered women's shelters. Learn how to set up a safety plan, help a friend find a counselor.
  • National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center: Victims of violence need all the help they can get. Here are plenty of resources to help those who are victims of violence. Searching for help has been made easier for those in need with all the resources placed in one location. Victims can become survivors of violence.
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Devise a safety plan on how to get out of domestic violence. Get the support you need and realize you are not alone. Learn how to protect yourself in the work place or to help a co-worker who is in a domestic violence situation. Hiring an attorney can be a burden and knowing the right questions to ask can ease that burden for the victim.
  • Victim Assistance and Compensation Program: Whether it is emotional, physical or emotional abuse there are plenty of organizations that can help victims free themselves from their abuser. Finding the help you need is the fist step in becoming a survivor of domestic violence.

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