FINDING SAFETY & SUPPORT
Are you safe at home? Is it domestic violence?
- It can happen to anyone.
- It is not your fault.
- Help is available.
Safety Planning is Key - Without help, domestic violence often continues to get worse over time. It can sometimes become deadly. Please know that you have options.
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors that adults and teens use to control their intimate or dating partners. It can include physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and other controlling behaviors. The following questions may help you decide whether you are in an abusive relationship.
Does your partner ever...
- Hit, kick, shove or injure you?
- Use weapons/objects against you or threaten to do so?
- Force or coerce you to engage in unwanted sexual acts?
- Threaten to hurt you or others, have you deported, disclose your sexual orientation or other personal information?
- Control what you do and who you see in a way that interferes with your work, education, or other personal activities?
- Use technology to track, monitor or frighten you?
- Steal or destroy your belongings?
- Constantly criticize you, call you names or put you down?
- Make you feel afraid?
- Deny your basic needs such as food, housing, clothing, or medical and physical assistance?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above, please know that HELP IS AVAILABLE.
IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE IN DANGER – RIGHT NOW – CALL 911
RESOURCES: For help and assistance getting yourself – and your children - to safety - call:
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) / 1-800-787-3224 TTY
Secure online chat: thehotline.org
1-866-331-9474 / Text "loveis" to 22522
Secure online chat: loveisrespect.org
Local Area Resources: People and Places That Can Help You:
San Fernando Valley & Nearby
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES OF LOS ANGELES
(Serving all families in the San Fernando Valley)
24 Hour Hotline (818) 505-0900 / (323) 681-2626
- We offer counseling and ongoing support at our two counseling centers in the San Fernando Valley and Mid-City area.
- Our caring and professional staff are here to listen and to partner with you as you heal and move forward. Services are available in English and Spanish
- Our shelters offer you and your children a safe place to stay and the support you need to heal and move forward. We operate two emergency shelters as well as transitional housing.
24 Hour Hotline (818) 887-6589
You are NOT alone!
- We provide safety, shelter, and support to domestic violence survivors.
- Get help through our 24/7 Crisis Line at 818-887-6589
WE ARE OPEN 24-Hour Support, Referral, and Crisis Response Line
We are OPEN and here for you during this COVID-19 Health Crisis
24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week, 365 Days a Year
The San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles
PEACE OVER VIOLENCE
(626) 584-6191 / (213) 955-9090
24 Hour Hotline (626) 793-3385
MISSION Building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.
SOUTH ASIAN HELPLINE & REFERRAL AGENCY
(Bangladesh, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Urdu, Telugu)
24 Hour Hotline (888) 724-2722
Important Info & Making a Plan for Safety –
If your computer is being watched or monitored: Find this Blog article again at a Public Library computer - or - Have a friend or family member find this article on their computer - then, download/access and save one of these brochures for you.
Help for me or a loved one
The National Sexual Assault Hotline is available 24/7:
Telephone: 800.656.HOPE (4673)
Online chat: online.rainn.org Español: rainn.org/es
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Some of the information above and the brochure are part of a "Domestic Violence...Putting the Pieces Together" series developed by the Capacity Building and Education Team of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV).