What Can You Do?
If you are being victimized...
Know that you are not alone. Others have struggled with many of the same questions you are now asking yourself:
- Why does this 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. Advocates will help you find answers to these questions and assist you in any way we can.
If you are a friend or relative…
Know that your support and understanding are of great value. The most helpful support you can offer is to listen. Limit judgment on the victim and the abuser. Remember, this person has a lot invested in the relationship regardless of how the relationship appears to you.
Call HAVEN. You will receive valuable information to pass on to your friend or relative.