Many are mistaken to think there are no free services available, but nothing is further from the truth. You can get counseling, group sessions, housing, clothing, assistance with utilities, relocation assistance, if you just work a little to find an organization that can help. Begin with the Family Justice Center (again, on the Victim Support Page). Some shelters provide safety deposit boxes, post office boxes and even voice mail boxes (Verizon is one corporation that assists with this effort). Some shelters even take pets!

Have you ever wondered just what domestic violence is? Have you ever been asked, “Why don’t you just leave?” Maybe you are currently a victim of domestic or intimate partner violence, and wonder what options you have. It was not easy, but I managed to escape domestic violence. Let’s try to answer some questions in this post.