There are so many options in order to take action against domestic violence. The first and one of the most important way everyone can help is by raising domestic violence awareness by not just educating yourself and those around you, but by encouraging those around you–anyone you talk to!– to educate those around them.
Another way you help this cause is through donations. If you can’t personally make a donation, you can start your own fundraiser to raise funds for domestic violence awareness, or you can join Team Horizon emotionalabusehurts and start raising money directly through Safe Horizons and emotionalabusehurts blog.
Enter the Respect! Challenge and share who you have to thank for teaching you respect, whether it be your mother, father, grandparents…and tell your story!
You can volunteer your time helping at a domestic violence center or a battered women’s shelter. Find your local battered women’s shelter and see how you can volunteer your help, or visit one of the many online hotlines, such as hotline.org, and go to the “take action” or “how can I help?” page to see what help they need.
For more information and ideas on how you can get involved, this article through Pixel Project gives sixteen ways you can help.
Another invaluable resource for tips on getting involved is at futureswithoutviolence.org. and National Coalition to End Domestic Violence says:
NNEDV asks advocates and allies to contact Congress at key times to influence legislation and funding for domestic violence programs. NNEDV will ask you to make phone calls, send an email or take action on social media sites. Taking a few minutes to contact your elected officials can mean a world of difference to a survivor of domestic violence
If you need any further information you can do search for “domestic violence resources” or “how to help domestic violence”. More hits will come up than you could handle in a lifetime. Spend time researching it, and encourage your family and friends to do the same. We can all get involved in the fight against emotional abuse and other forms of domestic violence.
Thanks for reading!