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Are you being abused?

 

 

Does the person you love:

 

  • “track” all of your time? page you constantly or call you at work several times a day
  • to “check up on you?”
  • constantly accuse you of being unfaithful?
  • invade your privacy by reading your mail, listening in on phone calls, going through
  • your purse, drawers, and other personal belongings?
  • discourage your relationships with family and friends?
  • prevent you from working or attending school?
  • criticize you or get very angry about little things?
    control all the finances, make you ask for money, or expect you to account for all you spend?
  • humiliate and degrade you (alone or in front of others)?
  • destroy personal property or sentimental items?
  • push, grab, hit, slap, kick, or bite you or the children?
  • force you to have sex against your will?
  • threaten to kill you, the pets, the kids, other family members, or him/herself if you leave?
  • make you feel afraid most of the time?

 

If you recognize any of these behaviors in your relationship, call for confidential help:

 

Victim Resources in Santa Clara County:

 

Support Network for Battered Women

1-800-572-2782 (24-hour crisis line)

English and Spanish

 

Next Door, Solutions for Domestic Violence

(408) 279-2962 (24-hour crisis line)

English and Spanish

 

Community Solutions (South County)

(408) 683-4118 (24-hour crisis line)

English and Spanish

 

Asian Women’s Home

(408) 975-2739 (24-hour crisis line)

English, ASL, and many Asian languages

 

MAITRI

1-888-8MAITRI

Serving women of Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lankan descent

 

The Lazarus Project

408-225-2381

Serving the Christian Community

 

NISA

1-888-275-6472

Serving the Muslim Community

 

 

Don’t suffer in silence. Help is available.

 

“Thank you, for your transparency and heart of help, and speaking truth in love. Thank you for taking the time to write your heart to me.”

—a former client
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“The Ripple Effect is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence. We believe that everyone deserves a life free from abuse.”

 

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