Survive Personal Abuse.org is a nonprofit website set up to make available high-quality information for people who are in destructive, even dangerous, situations they can’t easily walk away from. These can include employment, family, and religious community situations, as well as current and past relationships.
The resources you might need to deal with personal abuse are available in bits and pieces on the web, at shelters, in books, from informed therapists, attorneys, and social workers. Even police officers can offer valuable information when answering a call or taking a report of abuse, stalking or vandalism. But there’s no convenient place to get the thoughtful background information you need to decide what book to read, what hotline to call, or what to tell a therapist, for example, or law enforcement without compromising your current need for confidentiality .
After speaking with real people dealing with the early, middle, and later stages of abusive relationships, we felt there was a need to provide a web resource you could read when you are wondering if you or someone you know is being abused, when and why to utilize a domestic violence shelter, or other basic questions about things going in important parts of your life.
We stay fluid, adding resources and articles, revising the old ones. There is no advertising, no oversight of content by a Board of Directors, religious affiliation, or government agency. We take this freedom seriously, and take care to give you the best we can find. Your input can help. Select CONTACT from the menu bar to send us your feedback. Add your comment anonymously following an article with a comment box.
What can this website do for you? Take a breath, read a few pages that relate to what’s on your mind right now. Our intention is that you feel a little clearer about what you are facing, and comforted to know you are not alone. Many others have conquered problems like yours and gone on to live safe, fulfilling lives.
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