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Articles - Page 62

  • Why Doesn't She Just Leave?

    September 03, 2014 Many survivors with abusive partners are trapped out of fear | A commonly heard question when it comes to abuse is, “Why doesn’t the victim just l... read more

  • Staying Strong After Leaving the Shelter

    August 27, 2014 Why some survivors consider returning to an abusive partner | Make no mistake about it—seeking help from a domestic violence shelter is a courageou... read more

  • When It's Time to Go: Part II

    August 20, 2014 8 steps to take to get out safely and hide well | A safety plan is important to think about when a survivor is ready to leave their abuser. Par... read more

  • Do You Know Where Your Money Is?

    July 17, 2014 Achieving financial freedom is one step toward starting a new life after abuse | Taking control of one’s own financial matters is a valuable life ... read more

  • Home Options Beyond the Shelter

    July 14, 2014 A shelter can provide a temporary escape—but, what next? | When domestic violence survivors escape a dangerous home situation, they often find s... read more

  • When It's Time to Go: Part I

    July 11, 2014 A checklist of essentials to take with you when escaping abuse | Walking out the door and away from an abuser—or kicking an abusive partner out... read more

  • Home Safe Home: The Housing First Program

    July 09, 2014 Escaping violence shouldn't mean living on the streets | Many survivors of domestic violence find that they have to move out of their homes ... read more

  • How to Protect Your Identity

    July 07, 2014 6 ways to evade an abuser's attempts to steal your personal information | Abusers are cunning individuals bent on exerting power and control in... read more

  • Getting Kids Out of Harm's Way

    July 06, 2014 Escaping abuse should be an urgent concern when children are involved | An estimated 8 million children a year are exposed to domestic violence in ... read more

  • Steps to Safety After a PPO

    July 05, 2014 When it's time to escape, make sure to have a plan | About 20% of abuse victims file for a personal protection order, or PPO, according to t... read more

  • Abusive Red Flags Everyone Should Know

    July 04, 2014 The signs that your partner could turn violent | One in three women will experience domestic violence at some point in their lifetime. Accordin... read more

  • Don't Underestimate the Power of Support

    July 04, 2014 Connecting with other survivors after abuse can lessen PTSD, flashbacks and depression  | Escaping a violent or abusive partner is a monumental ... read more

  • This Is What Abuse Looks Like

    July 03, 2014 Spotting the signs, red flags and warning signals of abuse could save your life | Sometimes the hardest part about getting help when you’re with... read more

  • A Deadly Cycle

    July 02, 2014 Abusers will repeat four stages of abuse over and over, trapping survivors | There's a certain script domestic violence follows and survivors know ... read more

  • How to Get a Personal Protection Order

    July 01, 2014 Don’t feel overwhelmed by the process—advocacy agencies can help | Protection orders, sometimes referred to as restraining orders and injunction... read more