Does the person you love…..
Threaten to hurt or kill you or your children?
Put you down in public or keep you from contacting family or friends?
Control where you go, who you talk to, and how you spend money?
Throw, push, hit, choke, kick, or slap you?
Say it’s your fault, promise it won’t happen again—but then it does?
Force you to have sex when you don’t want to”
If any of this is happening to you, you are being abused.

Plan Your Safety - Be prepared…
Know where you can get help.  Keep a list of important phone numbers (police, domestic violence hotline, hospital) with you.
Plan with your children.   Identify a safe place for them (room with a lock, neighbor’s house.  Let them know that their job is to stay safe, not to protect you.
Arrange a signal with a neighbor for when you need help.  Example: if the porch light is on—there is trouble and you need help.
Prepare an emergency kit that you can get quickly.  (you may want to keep it at a trusted friend’s/neighbor’s house.) 

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We assist victims of domestic violence.  We welcome anyone who needs services.

Remember you are not alone.  We are here to help.  We are a committed group of people who believe in the resiliency of the human spirit and the ability of individuals to control their own lives.  We are just a phone call away.  Please call us at (570) 748-9509 or (570) 923-2270 PA Relay Service 1-800-654-5984.

 

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