HelpLine:970-945-4439 or 970-285-0209
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How you can help

… if friends or family members are being abused:
            • Call police if you see/hear abuse
            • Explain that FREE and CONFIDENTIAL help is available for survivors
              and their children at the Advocate Safehouse Project or a local domestic
              violence program in your area
            • Offer a ride to the Advocate Safehouse Project or a local shelter in your
              area, a place to make a phone call or to baby-sit while they attend
              appointment
            • Understand that it is the survivor’s decision to leave the abusive
              relationship, not yours and their may be reasons why they are staying

 

… if friends or family members are abusers:

            • Call police if you see/hear abuse
            • Tell them there are no excuses for abuse and they may lose their
              families, friends, homes and jobs if it doesn’t stop
            • Help them be accountable for their behavior
            • Support their efforts to locate and obtain appropriate batterer intervention
              treatment

 

… your local domestic violence program:
            • Volunteer your time
            • Make monetary donations or donate phone cards, gift cards, etc.
            • Offer to board pets while the survivor is in a shelter
            • Sponsor a family for a holiday meal, holiday gifts, etc.
            • Contact program staff to learn more about the many ways you can help

 

 
Advocate Safehouse Project
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