"I finally got out of the relationship after one too many trips to the emergency room."
Because the domestic violence shelter was there, my children and I are alive.
"Most victims would say that you become the queen of appearance. You know how to smile regardless of what just happened and act like everything is fine.”
Domestic violence is not a family matter. It is everyone’s business.
Efforts will focus on understanding how to serve those experiencing IPV in the context of healthy relationship programs, and documenting National Domestic Violence Hotline activities.
"I thought that my being pregnant would change him, but that was not the case."
“I felt like everyone was looking at me, even though I had carefully caked on make-up to cover the bruises.”
“Dad would strike mom. She would cry and apologize and I would hide. That was my job, when things got ugly I was to be invisible.”
“In March 2010, I incorporated my ‘safety plan’ and left my husband.”
Today, FVPSA supports nearly 1,600 shelters, 200 Tribes and Tribal organizations, and domestic violence coalitions in 56 states and territories.
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