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What We’re Thankful For…

thanksgiving-2015As Thanksgiving approaches, we wanted to take a moment to express what we’re thankful for at The Hotline:

We are thankful for the brave survivors, friends and family members who reach out to us every day. Their strength and courage is inspiring, and it is an honor to provide information, resources and comfort in their darkest hours.

We are thankful for the amazing advocates who answer phones, chats and texts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Their dedication and compassion is truly at the heart of this organization.

We are thankful for our friends in the movement to end domestic violence and dating abuse, and for their tireless efforts to protect and support victims and survivors.

We are thankful for our corporate partners and sponsors who recognize that domestic violence is an issue that should not be ignored. Their support allows us to keep doing this work day in and day out.

We are thankful for all of the individual donors whose gifts support our capacity to serve women, men and families affected by domestic violence across the country.

We’re thankful for those who visit this website to learn more about domestic violence and how to stop it, and for those who share information and speak out to raise awareness among their networks.

All of us at The Hotline are thankful every day that we are able to support people affected by domestic violence. Thank YOU for being a part of our community.

2 replies
  1. terry says:

    Mr fantastic is in jail enjoying his complementary cell including his free meals! I got subpoena to testify ,He’s claiming self defense! I got a call from his court appointed attorney I wish that I hadn’t talked to him. He was very rude and in sensitive. I feel as though I was abused all over again.

    • HotlineAdmin_CC says:

      Hi Terry,

      Thank you so much for reaching out and commenting about your current situation. We are glad you are part of our online community, and feel safe to share your experience. I’m sorry to hear that the attorney you spoke with was insensitive to what you are going through. Being in an abusive relationship is so stressful and difficult, and then not having supportive people during the legal process can make it so much harder to work through finding closure and moving on from the abuse you suffered.

      Many people do not understand the dynamics of abusive relationships, including some attorneys, and in turn are not able to effectively and sensitively communicate with survivors as they go through the process of testifying in court–which can be a very scary and emotionally unsafe event if you have to see your abuser and retell what has happened to you yet again. We understand that the legal process does not always protect and support the survivor of abuse, but we are here for you to talk to when you have had an experience like this and need to process what has happened and will happen in the coming weeks and months. We also strongly recommend reaching out a local resource. Many domestic violence organizations have professional counseling, support groups, and legal advocacy and court accompaniment, which may be so helpful to you during this time. You are welcome to call us at 1-800-799-7233 24/7 or chat with us using the button on our website from 7am-2am CST. We can talk through what you have been through and are currently going through, and help you locate a local organization if that is something you are needing right now.

      Best,

      Hotline Advocate CC

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