If you’re in a relationship where physical abuse is ongoing or likely to occur, there are some practical tips that could help keep you safer. Remember: what works for one person may not be a safe option for another.
A parent’s instinct is to make sure their child is safe – but how can you do this best if your abusive partner is unpredictable, or manipulative?
A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that can help you avoid dangerous situations and know the best way to react when you are in danger.
Here at The Hotline, much of the work we do is made possible by the dedication and effort of our volunteers. We met up with Hotline volunteer Amalie to talk with her about her experience working here.
While every call is specific to the individual, here are some phrases and questions that advocates consistently communicate to best help each caller.
The Hotline offers help to callers at any stage. Whether you’ve called before or maybe feel nervous about reaching out, it’s helpful to know what we can speak with you about and how we can assist you.
Ever wondered who is on the other end of calls to The Hotline? Meet Devynn, an advocate who has been with The Hotline since 2003.
If you’re beginning to feel as if your partner or a loved one’s partner is becoming abusive, there are a few behaviors that you can look out for.
We often get callers who aren’t sure what services are available to them. They feel alone and that they lack options. We can connect them to resources in their local area to help them in their time of need.
Same-sex partners who are abusive also reinforce their tactics that maintain power & control with societal factors that compound the complexity a survivor faces in leaving or getting safe.