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Escaping Violence

  • A Rural Barrier

    Escaping domestic violence in a rural setting offers unique challenges | Living in a place where everybody knows your name doesn’t always prove comforting—especiall... read more

  • Pet Project

    Taking your pet with you when fleeing an abuser is mutually beneficial for you and Fido | There’s nothing like the unconditional love between owner and pet. So it’s... read more

  • Thinking About Going to a Shelter?

    Here’s what you can expect when you get there | Where will I sleep? What will I do with my dog? What if I can’t take anything with me when I leave? These are just a... read more

  • 5 Ways to Use Domesticshelters.org

    Whether you’re a survivor, advocate or just looking to help, DomesticShelters.org can point you in the right direction | The Internet can be a vast and confusing place... read more

  • Why You Should Document Abuse

    Your records may be allowed as evidence in court | Keeping a diary of domestic violence incidents—both physical and non-physical—may seem like the last type of reco... read more

  • Escape Plan: How to Find a Safe Place

    It’s time to leave an abusive partner, but where do you go? | It’s a cruel irony: The most dangerous time for a survivor of domestic violence is the moment when he ... read more

  • The Number You Need to Know

    No matter where you are in the U.S., this 24/7 hotline can help | Escaping to a domestic violence shelter saved Jane’s life. She endured years of horrific abuse at ... read more

  • Is There Free Online Legal Advice for Survivors?

    Yes! Navigating the system is tricky, but many websites offer free, helpful advice | When a survivor of domestic violence is ready to leave her abuser, press charge... read more

  • When Your Abuser is a Police Officer

    Don’t let him scare you into staying silent | One might think that being married to a police officer would bring with it a constant sense of security and, oftentime... read more

  • Do I Need a Lawyer?

    The American Bar Association offers resources for domestic abuse survivors navigating the legal system | Survivors of domestic violence often wonder if they need a ... read more

  • No Four-Legged Family Member Left Behind

    When you and the family pet need to escape violence, where can you go? | Animal abuse and domestic violence are intricately, and sadly, linked. According to the Ani... read more

  • Empowering Survivors

    Why domestic violence advocates say the best way to help survivors is to give them back control | Abusers control. That’s their number one tactic to keep domestic abu... read more

  • Male Victims of Abuse Face Stigmas

    The so-called “stronger sex” reluctant to speak up when battered | While domestic violence is a plight most often faced by women, men are not immune to becoming victi... read more

  • 'I'm Being Abused in Another Country'

    How one American woman vowed to help others after being trapped overseas at the hands of her abuser | Mom-of-three Paula Lucas, an American citizen, was living a ni... read more

  • Safety for Undocumented Victims of Abuse

    Fearing deportation, illegal immigrants often stay silent about domestic violence | Domestic violence is a crime no one is immune to. No matter a person’s class, stat... read more