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violent relationship puts you and your children at
risk for injury and even death. Making a plan will help provide for your
safety and your children's safety. Know that leaving an abusive relationship can be the most dangerous time for you.
Contact a local advocacy group for support,
information, and advice on how to stay safe. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline toll-free at
1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233), or see the website at www.ndvh.org for the nearest advocacy
program. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in English,
Spanish, and other languages.
Also, see the National Coalition Against Domestic
Violence's website at www.ncadv.org/resources/state.htm to find the program
nearest to you that offers shelter and legal support.
You can ask a police officer to be present at your home when
you leave or when you need to collect clothing or property from your
Current as of:
September 5, 2013
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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