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!
Statistics tell us that 1 out of 3 women will become or has been in the past a victim of domestic violence. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Share this information with your friends, or if YOU are that 1 woman, put it to good use.