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Safety While Traveling: Part 1

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March 25, 2015
Planning a trip can be stressful, but if you’re leaving town with your abusive partner, you might be more concerned about your own safety while traveling.
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The Hotline Heads to SXSW!

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March 16, 2015
Join us and "Say NO MORE" during SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas!
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Drugs, Alcohol and Abuse

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March 11, 2015
Being in an abusive relationship is already a difficult and dangerous situation. Alcohol and/or drug abuse only make matters worse, but using them doesn’t excuse violence or abuse.
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Identity Theft in Abusive Relationships

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March 2, 2015
For people in abusive relationships, the biggest threat to their identity and personal information could be their abusive partner.
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NASCAR Suspends Driver for Domestic Violence

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February 23, 2015
NASCAR suspended Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch indefinitely on Friday, two days before the Daytona 500, for an incident of domestic violence that occurred last September.
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Help for the New Partner of a Survivor

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February 19, 2015
If your current partner is a survivor of domestic violence, you may be wondering how you can offer support while building a healthy relationship with them.

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Lisa

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Francesca

Domestic violence is NOT a family matter. It is everyone’s business. It affects us all even if we are not directly abused.

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