Do Something - for Intervention
- Call the police when you see or hear domestic violence. Your call can save a life.
- Recognize that domestic violence is a crime that can happen in any neighborhood, and all victims deserve safety and justice.
- Carry the number of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), in your wallet in case you meet someone who needs it.
- If you suspect someone is being abusive in a relationship, encourage them to get help. Your local domestic violence program can provide referral information.
Talk About Domestic Violence - for Change.
- If you have children, talk to them about what's appropriate and healthy behavior in relationships. Encourage them to come to you if they are ever afraid in a relationship.
- Encourage your local middle and high school to bring in speakers from your local domestic violence program to talk about teen dating violence.
- Ask your faith leader to talk about ending family violence during a worship service. Share resources designed to help faith leaders offer support and address abuse with the community.
- Place posters or brochures from your local domestic violence program, and place them in your workplace common areas. Share these resources for employers.
- Call or write your legislator! Voice your concerns about domestic violence and ask for their commitment to fund local services. Ask them what they do to support victims of domestic violence and their children. Find out about issues that could affect domestic violence victims, their families and services that support them. Sign up to stay informed about Coalition activities.
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Simple things you can do to help a friend
- --Ask them if they are safe or need someone to talk to, then listen to them
- --Give them the hotline number to their local domestic violence program and encourage them to reach out for free and confidential help
- --Agree to watch their children while they meet with a domestic violence advocate
- --Offer a car ride if they lack transportation
- --Offer to take in their pets if they decide to go to shelter
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- 7. Leave brochures everywhere
- 8. Organize a fundraiser
- 9. Contact candidates and legislators
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