Surviving Abuse

Surviving an Abusive Relationship

If you believe you are in an abusive relationship, please know that you are not alone and that you have choices that can lead to safety for you and your children.

If you believe you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 or the local police.

Read the information on these pages and follow the links or call the numbers listed to get shelter and support.

  1. National DV Safety Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224
  2. Local Hotlines and Shelters
  3. Am I Being Abused?
  4. Safety Plan & Leaving Abuse Guidelines
  5. Get a Printable Personal Safety Plan (pdf)

And finally, if you want the support and counseling of a trained professional, consider calling me. You can learn more about me on this website. You may also call my office at (805) 728-7288 or contact me via email. But whatever you do, take steps today to increase your safety.