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Safety Tips for Abuse Victims

If you are in danger, call 911 now!

Do not minimize the situation. It is better to be safe than sorry.

Following are resources for those who may find they are in an unsafe situation.

Focus Ministries’ 9-page safety plan:

Focus Ministries has curriculum for adults and teens, training events for licensed counselors, tools for pastors, books and training manuals, groups for pastors’ wives, domestic violence support groups. Their primary focus is women.

Domestic Violence Resource Center’s preparation list

Domestic Shelters Database:

Find a shelter in your area. Also has videos on recognizing emotional abuse and recovery from controlling relationships:

Passport Protection

(For Those Married to People From Other Countries)

Request that the U.S. government deny a passport to your children, which would prohibit your ex-spouse from taking the kids out of the country. You can also speak to an agent there about your concerns.

Verifying Mail Theft

If you are concerned about mail theft, sign up for USPS's Informed Delivery service that sends a daily email showing images of the the letters and parcels scheduled to be delivered that day:


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