Deciding whether or not to leave an abusive relationship is a personal choice. Deciding whether or not to take legal action against an attacker or an abuser is also a personal choice. These choices are not easy and come with their own list of pros and cons. There are resources available to you regardless of what you decide.
If you are in a situation where your life or safety is in immediate danger, please call 911.
Access it online or by calling: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Advocates are available to chat 24/7. This is free and confidential. The website also has a safety feature that quickly redirects you to Google if you’re afraid of being caught looking at the website.
Access online or by calling: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). Advocates are available 24/7. This is free and confidential.
You can also contact them at 1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846). They can provide resources for victims of any crime to learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately.
No More is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness, inspiring action and fueling culture change. There page also links to many different local resources if you’re trying to locate help in your home state.
LoveIsRespect is a dating abuse resource and can be accessed online or by telephone at 1-866-331-9474. They also feature a texting option: text loveis to 22522.
A resource for victims of stalking that includes connection to other resources, assistance with safety planing and document templates.
A resource for teens to develop healthy relationships online and in real life.
Many communities offer other types of support and resources to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
If you are a New Hampshire Resident, you might find this website helpful.
If you are located here in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire, the following resource might be helpful to you.
WISE can also be reached at 603-448-5922. They have advocates available to assist with all avenues of reporting and recovering from domestic violence and sexual assault.
Additional Resources for those struggling with domestic violence:
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for victims of Domestic Violence to turn to drugs or alcohol for temporary relief from their pain. The Recovery Village Ridgefield has addiction specialists that understand what you are going through. Convenient to the cities of Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, The Recovery Village Ridgefield is an ideal choice for many patients.
If you are or know of a resource that would like to be listed on this page, please contact me.