You have been through a traumatic event. Getting help early can help you begin to deal with the emotional and physical pain of domestic violence.
706-632-8400 or the National Hotline at 1-800-334-2836
From the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior or coercive control in any relationship that is used by one person to gain or maintain power and control over another. Domestic Violence can be emotional, psychological, economic, sexual, or physical, and includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt or injure someone.
From the Duluth Model:
The dynamics of domestic violence can be complicated. To help understand the ways in which abusers use use different means of control, view the power and control wheel. Keep in mind that domestic violence often continues after a survivor leaves, as seen in the post separation power and control wheel.
If you are a survivor of sexual assault, it was not your fault and we are here to help.
Sessions are available throughout Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens (as funding is available).
For court hearings and conferences with the District Attorney's Office, as well as with Law Enforcement if you chose to file a report.
Reimbursement is available for expenses including medical bills, loss of earnings, mental health counseling, and other financial costs. Eligibility requirements and timelines apply.
Our agency will initiate contact, in person or by telephone, to survivors after initial services have been provided.
Providing a safe shelter and services to women and children fleeing the atmosphere of violence.
1.) I will not be blamed or shamed for having been a victim.
2.) I have the right to be happy.
3.) I have the right to be free of all forms of abuse: physical, mental, emotional, psychological or sexual.
4.) I have the right to feel my feelings.
5.) I have the right to take care of myself.
6.) I have the right to have my needs met.
7.) I have the right to make choices.
8.) I have the right to be loved in a healthy way.
9.) I have the right to live without fear.
10.) I have the right to express myself.
11.) I have the right to forgive myself for things in the past.
Excerpt from Healing Your Life: Recovery from Domestic Abuse by Candace A. Hennekens
Georgia ranks 10th in the nation for the rate at which women are killed by men.
930 Georgians were killed by firearm in domestic violence incidents between 2010 and 2019.
The vast majority - roughly 70% - of domestic violence deaths in Georgia each year are committed using firearms.
*Stats were provided by Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Georgia Commission of Family Violence*
Watch this TED Talk, "Why Domestic Violence Victims Don't Leave," by Leslie Morgan Steiner, survivor, advocate, and author of Crazy Love: A Memoir.
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