VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP
Society believes that physical violence like black eyes, broken arms or being burned is considered abuse, and of course it is. That's what we hear about in the news, in the grocery store, at church or at the water cooler while at work. That's what we've been conditioned to understand; yet domestic violence is so much more. It may include the emotional and psychological abuse of being constantly humiliated or degraded, intimidation, gaslighting, the withholding of money so the victim finds it difficult to escape, being cheated on or isolated from friends and family. These are the abusers who fly under the radar and appear quite friendly on the surface. During normal conversations they will proudly tell anyone who cares to listen, "I would never hit a woman" or "I can't stand a man who hits a woman".
If you know of someone who is being abused, please offer your support and understanding, even if the victim manages to leave, then goes back. If a friend cries out to you, please offer a shoulder to lean on, if you can. Also know that your donations make it possible to offer shelter to families in need. Your help can save a life.
If you are a victim, please seek support from someone you can trust, such as a pastor, close friend or relative. If you live in NC, and can safely do so, seek 24 hour assistance from SAFE of Harnett County or InterAct of Wake County.
SAFE OF Harnett County 210 S Main St, Lillington, NC 27546 (910) 893-7233