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FINDING SAFETY & SUPPORT Are you safe at home? Is it domestic violence?

Traumatized woman suffering from domestic abuse

FINDING SAFETY & SUPPORT

Are you safe at home? Is it domestic violence?

  1. It can happen to anyone.
  2. It is not your fault.
  3. 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...

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

loveisrespect
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)

(818) 789-1293 

24 Hour Hotline (818) 505-0900 / (323) 681-2626

www.jfsla.org/our-services/domestic-violence/

www.jfsla.org/program/shelter/

 

HAVEN HILLS

(English, Spanish)

(818) 887-7481

24 Hour Hotline (818) 887-6589

www.havenhills.org

You are NOT alone!

 

STRENGTH UNITED

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

(818) 886-0453
(661) 253-0258

www.csun.edu/eisner-education/strength-united/domestic-violence-advocacy-counseling

 

The San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles

PEACE OVER VIOLENCE  

(626) 584-6191 / (213) 955-9090

24 Hour Hotline (626) 793-3385 

www.peaceoverviolence.org

MISSION Building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.

 

SOUTH ASIAN HELPLINE & REFERRAL AGENCY 

(SAHARA)

(Bangladesh, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Urdu, Telugu)

(562) 402-4132

24 Hour Hotline (888) 724-2722

www.saharacares.org

 

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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.

English:

https://vawnet.org/sites/default/files/assets/files/2018-10/NRCDV-FindingSafety%28English%29-Sept2018_0.pdf

Spanish:

https://vawnet.org/sites/default/files/assets/files/2018-10/NRCDV_FindingSafety%26Support-Spanish-Oct2018.pdf

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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.

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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).

Author
SFCHC Team

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