Help A Friend


How you can help a friend
Is someone that you care about a victim of domestic or dating violence?  Here are some things that YOU can do to help.

  • Your friend’s first step to safety could be the assurance that s/he is not alone and that s/he is not crazy.
  • Let your friend know that there are resources where s/he can get help.
  • Be supportive, patient and respectful.
  • Respect your friend’s confidentiality.
  • Encourage your friend to develop a safety plan.
  • Do NOT confront the abuser.
  • Do NOT leave voicemails, send e-mails or leave brochures about abuse. Communication may be monitored.
  • Call our 24-hour a day hotline (706) 453-4017.  We are here to help.





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