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“ I got a job and help putting my life back together. It took a long time, but…I feel safe now for the first time that I can remember. ” — Survivor from Alabama, Meeting Survivors’ Needs through Non-Residential Domestic Violence Services & Supports: Results of a Multi-State Study by NRCDV (November 2011)
How can my partner’s violence be reduced or stopped?
Victims and their families — like all of us — need food, shelter, health care, and other essential resources to survive. This is a priority by nature not choice.
Victims know that they will not be safe until they are free from violence and can provide for themselves and their family. Victims’ safety plans and decisions cannot be solely driven by a partner’s abusive behavior.
Safety for victims living in poverty is difficult to achieve. Little money means fewer options to escape or reduce violence. Violence makes it harder to meet basic needs.
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