Domestic Violence Awareness: What you can do

Safehouse Crisis Center helps those in all sorts of situations.

If one thing is clear, it’s that Safehouse Crisis Center helps 4-staters put their present situation in the past, and turn their focus to the future.

With it being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we asked Brooke Powell to join us for a conversation about it on the Morning Show.

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If you or someone you love is in an unhealthy situation, you can reach out to call 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or visit thehotline.org.

If you think someone you care about is in a dangerous situation involving domestic violence — that means one of the following:

  • Do you see or hear about repeated bruises, broken bones or other injuries? Does she say they are the results of “falls” or “accidents”?
  • In warm weather, does she sometimes wear inappropriate clothes with long sleeves, turtlenecks or neck scarves?
  • Does she sometimes wear unusually heavy makeup, or at inappropriate times, hats, head scarves or sunglasses?
  • Does her partner criticize her in front of you, or make “joking” remarks that belittle her?
  • Is her partner overly jealous, “attentive” or demanding of her time?
  • When you leave a message for her with her partner, does she get the message?
  • Are you ever afraid of her partner?
  • Does she refer to his bad moods, anger, temper or short fuse?
  • Does he ignore the children or abuse them emotionally, physically or sexually?
  • Have there been suicide or homicide attempts or threats in this family?
  • Is her partner accusing her of having affairs with other people?
  • Does her partner try to control her every move? Must she account for her time?
  • Does she speak of her partner as though he is far more important than she is?
  • Is she often late or absent from work, or has she quit her job altogether?
  • Does she break appointments at the last minute or fail to show up?

…then you’re likely right, and here’s how you can help them.

Learn more about Safehouse Crisis Center by clicking here.

If you or someone you love is in an unhealthy situation, you can reach out to call 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or visit thehotline.org.