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Thu Sep 5, 2013, 05:11 PM

Domestic violence resources

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If you are or someone you know is in a situation where there is physical or emotional abuse here is a list of numbers and directories so you can get some help/advice for the situation. In an emergency call 911 or your country’s emergency service number if you need immediate assistance or have already been hurt.

In the US: Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224

Canada: call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-363-9010

UK: call Women’s Aid at 0808 2000 247

Australia: Call 1800RESPECT at 1800 737 732. The website also allows you to chat with a qualified and experienced counsellor

New Zealand: Women’s Refuge - 0800733843

Are You Ok - 0800 456 450 (the website is full of information and support services contacts for families experiencing violence).

Worldwide: Visit International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies for a global lists of helplines, shelters, and crisis centres.

I found this info here. (Trigger warning)

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redqueen Sep 2013 OP
Warpy Sep 2013 #1
redqueen Sep 2013 #2
redqueen Sep 2013 #3
IronLionZion May 2014 #10
ismnotwasm Sep 2013 #4
ismnotwasm Sep 2013 #5
redqueen Sep 2013 #6
BainsBane Sep 2013 #7
Sheri Nov 2013 #8
redqueen Apr 2014 #9
redqueen Jun 2014 #11
lovemydog Sep 2014 #12

Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 05:22 PM

1. Is it abuse?

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 05:30 PM

2. Thanks.

It's critical to learn to spot these signs early on.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:56 PM

3. Kick wih a shareable list of signs that you're in an abusive relationship.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #3)

Wed May 28, 2014, 10:52 AM

10. Yup

They should really share stuff like this right in high school, for those who don't have any experience yet on what a healthy relationship is supposed to be like. I wish someone had told me years ago.

This is important info.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:58 PM

4. Excellent

I wish we could pin this to the top, and add to it as needed

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 06:10 PM

5. Nice!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 12:15 AM

6. Thanks for suggesting it.

If it helps one person, it's worth it.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 05:33 AM

7. I've been wondering if anyone would be interested in a domestic violence

survivors group?

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 12:13 PM

8. nice list. glad it's pinned. nt

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 05:53 PM

9. Wanted to add this, for the US: Women Called Moses

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sun Jun 8, 2014, 02:06 PM

11. The Aspire News app

This app is for people who are stuck for whatever reason in abusive relationships. It is disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the "Help" section of the app, it leads you to domestic violence resources, and it has a "Go" button which when pressed, alerts local authorities as well as local shelters, and starts recording everything that is going on.

If the user is looking up resources and the abuser comes near, they can simply press an "X" button and it will load a random news page. It does the same for the actual foundation site.

It is a free app, available for both Android and Apple.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sat Sep 6, 2014, 06:58 AM

12. Huge K & R

I'm linking this thread to one that I started in GD.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5490974

Thank you redqueen!

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