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Escaping Violence

  • 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

  • Living Through Extreme Stalking

    A survivor of a relentless stalker shares four things she did, and continues to do, while being stalked by her ex | At one point during Mike Bonert’s stalking of Vi... read more

  • Do Survivors Lie?

    False allegations of domestic violence are rampant ... or are they? | Google “false allegations of domestic violence” and a litany of defense attorneys and men’s ri... read more

  • Breaking Your Lease Without Breaking the Bank

    Options for survivors to terminate their lease and move on | When home, sweet home has become more like home, terrifying home, how do you get out? If you’re ren... read more

  • Will My Partner Be Violent After I Leave?

    How to predict violence after leaving an abuser | We know that leaving is the most dangerous time for a domestic violence survivor. Abusers often lash out in an att... read more

  • The SAFE Child Act

    What this proposed legislation means to protective parents fighting for custody | For all those frustrated parents currently battling their abusive exes in court fo... read more

  • Apps Help Survivors' Messages Stay Secret

    The potential and pitfalls of new messaging technology | Texting is a great way to communicate, especially since it can be more private than a phone call and quicke... read more

  • Finding Your Financial Footing After Abuse

    When the abuser controls your money, it can feel impossible to start over | Do you think romance or red flag when a potential mate tells you, “You don’t need to get... read more