Not Now

Abusers may monitor your phone, TAP HERE to more safely and securely browse DomesticShelters.org with a password protected app.

1. Select a discrete app icon.

Next step: Custom Icon Title

Next

2. Change the title (optional).

Building App
Home Articles Taking Care of You

Taking Care of You

  • Woman practices self-care as a way to cope after trauma

    5 Ways to Start Fresh in 2021

    Aren’t we all recovering from the trauma of 2020? Here’s how to let it go | If it wasn’t the pandemic, it was the social unrest. And if not that, there was the loss of... read more

  • ways to rebuild self-esteem after abuse by dancing and friends

    What Did You Do for Yourself After Leaving?

    Survivors share how they rebuilt their self-esteem after abuse | After months or years of being trapped in a relationship with an abuser, that first breath of freedom ... read more

  • When All You Can Remember Are the Good Times

    When All You Can Remember Are the Good Times

    After abuse, it’s time to release the memories that make you feel guilty for walking away | Domestic violence survivors often have mixed feelings after they end a rela... read more

  • After Abuse, Everyone Has an Opinion

    After Abuse, Everyone Has an Opinion

    After leaving an abuser, some people will share judgement, opinions—here’s why you shouldn’t listen | If you told anyone during your relationship about the abuse you w... read more

  • Can Virtual Support Help You Heal?

    Can Virtual Support Help You Heal?

    How to get the most out of online support services and survivor communities | For many reasons, not the least of which is safety, it can be difficult for victims and s... read more

  • Debunking the Top 5 Self-Care Myths

    Debunking the Top 5 Self-Care Myths

    Putting yourself first isn’t selfish and other things to unlearn | Self-care has gained notable momentum in the wellness community. We are all familiar with the concep... read more

  • Turning Off the News is Self-Care

    Turning Off the News is Self-Care

    For many, including survivors of violence, the daily download of bad news can be triggering | In today’s rapidly changing environment, it’s natural to want to stay inf... read more

  • The Domestic Violence Survivors Playlist: Take 2

    The Domestic Violence Survivors Playlist: Take 2

    Songs for survival, strength and, of course, singing in the shower | In our first Survivor’s Playlist, we compiled a bevy of songs, with your help, to uplift, inspire,... read more

  • 6 Tips to Overcome Body Shame

    6 Tips to Overcome Body Shame

    Set yourself free from abuse-induced body shame | Many abusers criticize and even disfigure their partner’s body as a tactic of control. Over time, the survivor may co... read more

  • 3 Ways to Become Mentally Stronger in 2020

    3 Ways to Become Mentally Stronger in 2020

    Let’s make this year the year we stood up to fear and stood up for ourselves | Setting resolutions can be a healthy thing when done right. We all want to resolve at so... read more

  • Putting Trauma Down in Words

    Putting Trauma Down in Words

    The ways journaling can help survivors | For myself, journaling started with one of those palm-sized hardcover diaries adorned with a photograph of fluffy white kitten... read more

  • I Tried Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

    I Tried Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

    There's a yoga class that caters to survivors of all types of trauma | I’m one of about 20 million Americans who turns to yoga on a regular basis as both a workout... read more

  • When Stress Literally Hurts

    When Stress Literally Hurts

    The physical toll stress can take on the body | How many times have you felt your body literally unwind like a tightly coiled spring at the end of a stressful day? You... read more

  • Is Closure Possible After Abuse?

    Is Closure Possible After Abuse?

    Survivors weigh in on how they found a way to move forward after domestic violence | It might seem impossible right now, survivors, given where you are, but one day it... read more

  • Trauma-Related Guilt Is a Liar

    Trauma-Related Guilt Is a Liar

    You didn’t cause the abuse and you couldn’t have stopped it | As if it’s not enough to endure trauma and all its cohorts, like anxiety, depression, insomnia and anger,... read more