July 21, 2016

Domestic Violence...

Last night one of my friends called me around 11:30pm but I accidentally hit the decline button because I was in bed and Justin was asleep. I immediately hopped out of bed and tried to call them back but I got no response after trying to call them back a few times, so I went back to bed.

Earlier this morning I got another phone call from the same friend, this time I was able answer and my friend proceeded to tell me that they were trying to call me the night before because their significant other attacked them. They told me all of the details and I was just beside myself that I didn't hit accept when they tried calling last night.

Thankfully my friend was not seriously injured physically but the emotional damage has been done and they have, rightfully so, been a complete wreck since the incident. I've been doing my best to be supportive and do whatever my friend needs me to do (Mainly trying to not get too angry, so I don't get upset and upset them more) but I know not everyone may have someone to turn to during a situation like this. So I just wanted to post so links to different helplines...

National Domestic Violence Hotline 
PO Box 161810
Austin, Texas 78716
Phone: 1-800-799-7233
TTY:1-800-787-3224

Battered Women's Justice Project 
c/o National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women 
125 South 9th Street, Suite 302 
Philadelphia, PA 19107 
Toll-Free: 800-903-0111 (Ext. 3)
Phone: 215-351-0010 
Fax: 215-351-0779

Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence 
Family Violence Prevention Fund 
383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304 
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133 
Phone: 800-313-1310 
Fax: 415-252-8991  

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
NCADV's Main Office 
One Broadway, Suite B210 
Denver, CO 80203  
Phone: (303) 839-1852 
Fax: (303) 831-9251

National Network to End Domestic Violence
1101 S Street NW, Suite 400 
Washington, DC 11009 
Phone: 202-543-5566 
Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
TTY: 800-787-3224 
Fax: 202-543-5626 

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence 
Phone: 1-800-537-2238 
TTY: 1-888-Rx-ABUSE; 1-800-595-4889 
Fax: 717-545-9456 

Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Child Protection and Custody
NCJFCJ 
P.O. Box 8970 
Reno, NV 89507 
Office: 775-784-6012 
Phone: 800-527-3223 
Fax: 775-784-6628

2 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for what your friend is going through, but it's so good you can be there to offer much-needed support.

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    1. Thank you! It's horrible but I'm hoping they will slowly get better. It's such a shitty situation and I can't believe that it's happening to one of my friends.

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