Abuse of women and children is a public health crisis in the United States. Every 98 seconds, a woman is sexually assaulted. Every minute, 20 people are victims of intimate partner violence. There is no shame in surviving abuse. Unfortunately, it is common and frequent. Please reach out to these great resources for the help you deserve.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline can link you to resources in your community no matter where you live.
SAFE is located in Austin, TX and provides shelter for adults and children fleeing violence, counseling, legal advocacy, case management, housing for rape survivors, and daycare.