What Can You Do?
If you are a victim…
Know that you are not alone. Countless others have struggled with many of the same questions you are now asking yourself:
Why does it happen?
What can I do to stop it?
Should I stay or leave?
Where can I go?
What will my friends and family think?
What legal options do I have?
Is it my fault?
It Is NOT Your Fault. Everyone has the right to be safe - emotionally and physically
Call HAVEN. We will help you find answers to these questions and assist you in any way we can.
If you are a friend or relative…Know you are needed. Know that your support and understanding are of great value. The most helpful support you can offer is to listen. It is important to not pass judgment on the victim or the abuser. Remember, this person has a lot invested in the relationship regardless of how the relationship appears to you.
Call HAVEN to receive additional information to pass on to your friend or relative.