What really struck me was the sheer number of factors a domestic violence survivor has to think about... and how each of these steps can emotionally charged, and temporarily upend normal daily life. Michael ended with the assurance "never think you are alone" and gave resources to help a survivor. I'd say read the guide, and call your local domestic violence agency right away. The advocates there can help you think through your choices, your safety plan, and your feelings. Even with the map in front of you, it's comforting to have an experienced guide on your journey.
In Saratoga County, if you or someone you know
is experiencing relationship or sexual abuse
call us M-F at (518)583-0280, or
our 24-hour hotline at (518)584-8188.
We can help.
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