This past week my husband and I were on vacation in the beautiful smoky mountains of Tennessee. The views were breathtaking and the cabin was beautiful. We had a blessed vacation.
I started thinking about victims of domestic violence and the isolation they may feel when on vacation. Domestic violence victims are at risk every day of the year, including holidays and vacations. What happens when violence strikes and a victim is away from her support system? Where can she go for help?
Help is available anywhere in the country and throughout the world. Both the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and The National Domestic Violence Hotline websites have links to a state coalition list of organizations. Both websites are filled with information for an abused person, resources, information for family and friends, and much more.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline number is 1-800-799-7233. Call for immediate help. Please get this information to your loved ones. It may save their life.
Remember if we can help just one victim, we’ve done our job. Have a happy week!