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  • RedRover Sends Heroes Right Over

    Think of them as the Red Cross for animals, says Nicole Forsyth, President and CEO of RedRover. For the past 30 years, the nonprofit has been helping animals in crisis situations. They set up five animal shelters during Hurricane Katrina and they rushed to the wildfires of Southern California to help pets displaced by the evacuations. They also show up for pets caught in the middle of domestic violence, assisting with grants to help foster animals and provide veterinary care when their... read more

  • Healthy vs. Unhealthy Coping Strategies

    After abuse, the trauma you’re left with is like a gaping hole in the roof of your house. You can either cover it with a cheap plastic tarp—a fast and easy, though only temporary, solution—or you can begin the slightly more time-intensive work of building a stronger roof that you feel safe underneath. Learning healthy coping strategies will not only help you feel stronger mentally and emotionally after abuse, but can also lessen your chances of being deceived by another abuser in the future... read more

  • When Masculinity Is Toxic

    A challenging aspect of toxic masculinity is that some of its traits are seen as normal or desirable in our society—think classic action heroes or male celebrities.  read more

  • What Victim-Blaming Sounds Like

    Military spouses are two to three times more likely to be abused by a partner suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder than a spouse without it. And when they report this abuse, they often face victim-blaming, perceived as turning against a “war hero.” After all, it’s not his fault if he has PTSD. read more

  • Survivor Alex: Leaving Abuse After 47 Years

    “There’s an addictive quality to these narcissistic relationships. When you walk away from that it’s like breaking a heroin addiction.”  read more

  • PAWS Act Provides Federal Protections for Survivors' Pets

    For those lucky enough to have never experienced the cycle of power and control by a partner, it can be concerning when we hear about a survivor who won’t leave an abuser. If your house is on fire, would you not run out the front door? %{email_signup} You would … but you would probably also grab your dog/cat/bird/hamster on the way out, if you could. The same applies for survivors of abuse. Between a quarter and a half of survivors reportedly delay leaving an abusive and often dangerous... read more

  • Helping Sex Trade Survivors Sew New Hope

    DomesticShelters.org is looking for individuals doing heroic things, big or small, within their communities to help survivors of domestic violence. If you know someone, let us know about them by emailing Amanda@DomesticShelters.org and they may be featured in an upcoming story.  read more

  • Survivor: Kate

    She says he was nice at first, but red flags popped up almost immediately, things that she pushed aside, hoping she could help him through. He had just gotten out of a relationship with a woman who was a heroin addict. The woman had left him with the couple's two young children, a 2-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son. Kate says he didn’t seem all that attached to his children, or affectionate, something that struck her as troublesome. read more

  • Servicemembers Are Getting Away With Abuse

    “I don’t think the DOD will ever take this on because they have to admit there are consequences of war besides battle injuries. We get a lot of flack because we’re going against the war heroes. We’re trying to get these families serious help, but no one out there is helping.” read more

  • Women-Run Auto Repair Shop Sparks Change

    DomesticShelters.org is looking for individuals doing heroic things, big or small, within their communities to help survivors of domestic violence. If you know someone, let us know about them by emailing  Amanda@DomesticShelters.org and they may be featured in an upcoming story.  read more

  • 16 Self-Care Tips for Advocates

    Parents. Teachers. Nurses. Doctors. Counselors. Social workers. People who take care of people for a living heroically take on some of the most emotionally draining jobs out there. read more

  • Purple Benches Honor Domestic Violence Victims

    Baillie’s husband told her and all five of their children that if Baillie tried to leave he would kill her mother, her sister, and the oldest of the four brothers. After that, Baillie stopped trying to leave. Still, Dobbin considers her mother a hero. read more

  • Why We Blame Victims for Domestic Violence

    Additionally, abusers often craft a situation ahead of time to paint the survivor as troubled and the abuser as the competent hero trying to help her, according to domestic violence expert Stephanie Angelo. It’s all part of the power and control that abusers try to exert over victims, even after she reports abuse.  read more

  • Does Domestic Violence Follow the Seasons?

    The Cherokee Violence Family Center in Canton, Ga., says they do see an uptick in domestic violence during the summer. The reasons they list include: read more

  • Ways Manipulative Narcissists Silence You: Part II

    Don’t be derailed – if someone pulls a switcheroo on you, you can exercise what I call the “broken record” method and continue stating the facts without giving in to their distractions. Redirect their redirection by saying, “That’s not what I am talking about. Let’s stay focused on the real issue.” If they’re not interested, disengage and spend your energy on something more constructive – like not having a debate with someone who has the mental age of a toddler. read more

  • Mary Kay Isn't Looking Away

    Domestic violence isn’t pretty. So why would one of the nation’s largest cosmetic companies want to get involved in the cause? Because it recognizes that one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes and they want to help. Company founder Mary Kay Ash was a philanthropist all her life. When she noticed that some of her independent beauty consultants were suffering in silence from domestic abuse, she decided to get involved with the movement. Though Ash died... read more

  • She's Doing It Her Way

    Do You Know a Domestic Violence Hero? DomesticShelters.org is looking for individuals or companies doing uniquely heroic things within their communities to help survivors of domestic violence. If you know someone, let us know about them by emailing Amanda@DomesticShelters.org and they may be featured in an upcoming story. read more

  • Flying the Survivor Skies

    DomesticShelters.org is looking for individuals or companies doing uniquely heroic things within their communities to help survivors of domestic violence. If you know someone, let us know about them by emailing Amanda@DomesticShelters.org and they may be featured in an upcoming story.   read more

  • Free Smiles in Canada

    DomesticShelters.org is looking for individuals doing heroic things, big or small, within their communities to help survivors of domestic violence. If you know someone, let us know about them by emailing Amanda@DomesticShelters.org and they may be featured in an upcoming story. #DomesticViolenceHeroes read more

  • Teaching Kids to Be Brave

    DomesticShelters.org is looking for individuals doing heroic things, big or small, within their communities to help survivors of domestic violence. If you know someone, let us know about them by emailing Amanda@DomesticShelters.org and they may be featured in an upcoming story. #DomesticViolenceHeroes read more

  • October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    12.Share articles from DomesticShelters.org on social media. Not sure what to share? How about one of these hero pieces on ordinary people doing extraordinary things to help survivors of domestic violence? read more

  • Growing a Better Life

    DomesticShelters.org is looking for individuals doing heroic things, big or small, within their communities to help survivors of domestic violence. If you know someone, let us know about them by emailing Amanda@DomesticShelters.org and they may be featured in an upcoming story. read more

  • Yoga Instructor Brings Healing to One Shelter

    DomesticShelters.org is looking for individuals doing heroic things, big or small, within their communities to help survivors of domestic violence. If you know someone, let us know about them by emailing Amanda@DomesticShelters.org and they may be featured in an upcoming story. #DomesticViolenceHeroes read more

  • Girls Fight Back

    DomesticShelters.org is looking for individuals doing heroic things, big or small, within their communities to help survivors of domestic violence. If you know someone, let us know about them by emailing Amanda@DomesticShelters.org and they may be featured in an upcoming story. #DomesticViolenceHeroes read more

  • Positioned to Help

    DomesticShelters.org is looking for individuals doing heroic things, big or small, within their communities to help survivors of domestic violence. If you know someone, let us know about them by emailing Amanda@DomesticShelters.org and they may be featured in an upcoming story. #DomesticViolenceHeroes read more

  • Survivors Shop Free

    DomesticShelters.org is looking for individuals doing heroic things, big or small, within their communities to help survivors of domestic violence. If you know someone, let us know about them by emailing Amanda@DomesticShelters.org and they may be featured in an upcoming story. #DomesticViolenceHeroes read more

  • 8 Ways Controlling Men Make Mothering Even Harder

    Being a mother is the most challenging job in the world, even with the help of a loving partner or other family member. We must recognize the additional difficulties facing mothers in abusive and coercive control relationships so we can give them the support they need to parent successfully. Most mothers who are being controlled by their partners make heroic efforts to keep their children safe and raise them well, despite the abuser's interference. read more

  • Movers Help Domestic Violence Survivors Get Out

    DomesticShelters.org is looking for individuals doing heroic things, big or small, within their communities to help survivors of domestic violence. If you know someone, let us know about them by emailing Amanda@DomesticShelters.org and they may be featured in an upcoming story. #DomesticViolenceHeroes read more

  • Free Tattoos for Survivors

    Brazilian tattoo artist Flavia Carvalho is turning trauma into art by offering her inking skills free of charge to survivors of domestic violence. Turning scars left by violence into beautiful bouquets of flowers, fierce eagles, a multi-colored skull or even the superhero Catwoman, Carvalho’s project has taken off since she began it a year ago, gaining media attention around the globe. read more

  • When No One Believes You

    Abusers often build themselves up as hero or savior figures in front of a survivor’s friends and family while simultaneously painting the survivor as someone who is troubled and needs help. Angelo says an abuser may go to their partner’s support system and tell them something like, “If this person [the survivor] comes to you and tells you that I hit them, I don’t know what’s the matter with them. They’re lying and I’m trying to get them to seek help. I don’t know where they’d be without me.” read more

  • Stylist to the Survivors

    DomesticShelters.org is looking for individuals doing heroic things, big or small, within their communities to help survivors of domestic violence. If you know someone, let us know about them by emailing Amanda@DomesticShelters.org and they may be featured in an upcoming story. #DomesticViolenceHeroes read more