Domestic Violence Awareness Month Resources
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a divorce attorney, I have come across too many cases of divorce on the grounds of domestic abuse and domestic violence. This makes this issue something I not only pay close attention to, but also have strong feelings towards.
I’ve seen the damage domestic violence can cause an individual physically, mentally, and emotionally and feel the need to be of assistance. This blog has resources I trust with supportive information that can help you, a friend, or a family member going through this traumatic experience.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
This 24/7 hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to the Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in more than 200 languages. Their website is also filled with helpful information and resources.
Doorways for Women and Families
Doorways for Women and Families creates pathways out of domestic violence and sexual assault leading to safe, stable and empowered lives. Covering a variety of topics including homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault, they provide a rich variety of resources online, and a 24-Hour Confidential Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline at 703-237-0881.
Launched in 2013, NO MORE is a campaign that brought together stakeholders from the public and private sectors working to end domestic violence and sexual assault, all under a common brand and a unifying symbol in support of a world free of violence.
Break the Cycle
Break the Cycle focuses on inspiring and supporting young people between ages 12 to 24 to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse. With a founding belief that all young people deserve to live in a world where they can thrive, Break the Cycle provides a variety of great resources, help, and events that focus around supporting those who are domestically abused and creating a culture of eliminating it. Their website and their social media have a lot of helpful information.
With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I’m excited to share these helpful resources with you in the hope that it can be of service to you or someone you know and love that is going through the damaging pain of domestic violence. If Shah & Kishore can also be a resource for anyone looking to get out of a domestically abusive marriage, know that we are always here to help and support you through a difficult time. We have the skill and experience to help ease the impact of navigating the overwhelming legal process that domestic violence divorces create.