Red Flags for Domestic Abuse
Does your partner:
◦Expect you to spend all of your time with him or to “check in” with and let him know where you are?
◦Act extremely jealous and/or possessive of you?
◦Isolate you by controlling where you go, who you see and talk to, what you wear?
◦Treat you with disrespect and put you down?
◦Put down your friends and family, your dreams, ideas and/or goals?
◦Lose his temper frequently over little things?
◦Make you feel as if you are walking on eggshells to keep the peace?
◦Make threats to hurt you, leave you, hurt your pets, destroy your property and/or commit suicide if you don’t do what he wants?
◦Play mind games or make you feel guilty?
◦Refuse to take responsibility for his actions? Blame you, drugs or alcohol, his boss, parents, etc. for his behavior?
Then this is NOT LOVING BEHAVIOR…
If you or someone you know is a victim of Domestic Violence, please know that there IS confidential help available…
SILENCE HIDES VIOLENCE
By clicking on any of the links below, you are taking the 1st step to becoming safe.
If you are in immediate danger or facing homelessness, please know you can go to the closest Hospital Emergency Room or Police Station to be safe for the night or call 911.
MASSACHUSETTS…find help locally:
For a complete list of ALL D.V. & Sexual Assault Agencies in Massachusetts, please call SafeLink or visit Jane Doe’s website to do an online search below:
SEARCH National Databases via Safe In Harm’s Way to see if the person you are dating has been convicted of a D.V. crime:
D.V. Agencies We’ve Partnered With Locally:
DOVE, Inc.’s Hotline: 617.471.1234
HAWC’s Hotline – 800.547.1649
New Hope’s Hotline – 800.323.4673
REACH’s Hotline – 800.899.4000
Alternative House’s Hotline – 888.291.6228
NATIONALLY – Find help in your area nationwide:
TEENS DATING VIOLENCE NATIONAL RESOURCE:
In the Caribbean:
Haven House Shelter – 630.4839 / 607.6625 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Brazil – Rio de Janeiro
DEAM – Women’s Police Station, Citizen Call Center – tels.:(21)2334-8823 / 2334-8835
800-SAVE (7283) http://trinidadshelter.com/
Federation of Progressive Women
C / Ribera de Curtidores, 3 28005
Dial 011 before country code: +34 915 39 02 38 http://www.fmujeresprogresistas.org/
The SAFE Project
Divorce Advice: https://www.fourwindsadvisors.com/
Single Parent Advocate
Single Parents Network
Financial Savings & Debt Management