August 2015

Is someone you know being abused?

“I never thought domestic violence could happen to someone in my life. Until she told me… And all along I had no idea.”

When a friend or family member confides that they’re being abused—or if you suspect that abuse is happening— it can be overwhelming. You’re worried about your friend, for her safety and, if there are children, theirs. You want to help. But it can be difficult to know what to do, while also keeping everyone safe.  There are steps you can take to help someone you know who is in an abusive relationship.