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Escaping Violence

  • Ready to Relocate?

    8 questions to ask yourself before making a move | Whether you want to distance yourself from an abuser for safety reasons or you just want a fresh start, relocati... read more

  • Women-Run Auto Repair Shop Sparks Change

    For every three jobs done for the general public, a survivor gets essential car repairs free of charge | As a woman, there are several places you likely hate visiti... read more

  • Life Unlocked

    LifeLock responds to claims that abusers opened fake accounts to stalk their victims | At a recent women’s conference in Phoenix, Ariz., Erin Brockovich was one of the... read more

  • Spotting the Enemy

    How the Marine Corps trains soldiers to identify threats overseas can save your life here at home | Patrick Van Horne is used to spotting people with dangerous inte... read more

  • But, I Love Him

    Is love enough to overcome abuse? | It’s true, he hurts me. He’s controlling, and it’s starting to really get me down. I should just leave. But, I love him. ... read more

  • Calling a Hotline When There Are Barriers In Your Way

    In Part-3 of our series, we talk about how to reach out to a domestic violence hotline when circumstances make you feel like you can't. | Picking up the phone to... read more

  • Domestic Violence in the Transgender Community

    Rates of intimate partner violence are high and barriers stand in the way of getting help | Domestic violence affects people with any gender identity, and transgender... read more

  • Calling a Hotline: Part II

    Local hotlines mostly field calls from survivors needing immediate, emergency shelter | In Part I of our “Calling a Hotline” series, we talked to the National Domes... read more

  • Fleeing the Reservation with Children

    The unique challenges Native American survivor mothers face | Leaving an abusive partner is difficult enough for anyone. You need to consider where you’ll live, how... read more

  • App Review: For Coeds and Cadets

    The pros and cons of two new apps aimed to help keep you safe | It’s women between the ages of 20 and 24 who are most likely to be abused by an intimate partner. An... read more

  • Survivors Wanted to Test New App

    Danger assessment app will focus on immigrants and Native Americans | Researchers at John Hopkins University are looking for survivors to give their new danger asse... read more

  • The Perils of Trying to Leave

    Try to plan for these possibilities when you’re ready to leave your abuser | Domestic violence survivors can face daunting obstacles when leaving an abuser. That’s ... read more

  • Calling a Hotline: What You Can Expect

    Yes, you’ll find nonjudgmental support. No, you don’t have to give them your name | Across the country, domestic violence hotlines have been set up with the sole i... read more

  • 'I Went Back'

    Why some survivors return and what happens next | In an anonymous survey on DomesticShelters.org, more than 40 percent of the 366 responders said they chose to retu... read more

  • When 911 Can't Find You

    Calling for help from a cell phone might make it hard to track you down. Smart911 helps emergency responders get to you | True or false? If you call 911 from a cell... read more