Save the number to a nearby shelter. Ours is 816-861-6100 and it is available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Model non-violent, respectful behavior in your family, with your children, and around your friends.
Hold others accountable when they blame the victim or excuse an abuser’s behavior.
Get the word out. Violence thrives in silence and the more we talk about it, the more those around you will know you stand with organizations like Rose Brooks and are a safe person to share with. In other words… Your voice matters!
Ask your employer or faith community to support or donate to a local domestic violence agency and even offer to lead the effort.
Be available. If someone you know is thinking about leaving or is in fear the violence will escalate, be ready to help. Educate yourself today about Safety Planning as a resource. You can find Safety Plans here: www.rosebrooks.org/contact/receive-help/