Waycross Area Shelter for Abused Persons, Inc.
24/7 Crisis Line: 800-33HAVEN or 912-285-5850
What Is Domestic Violence?
Does your partner ever….
Insult, demean or embarrass you with put-downs?
Control what you do, who you talk to or where you go?
Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?
Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?
Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?
Make all of the decisions without your input or consideration of your needs?
Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?
Prevent you from working or attending school?
Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?
Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?
Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?
Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?
If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship.
Don’t hesitate to chat or call us at 1-800-33-HAVEN (800-334-2896)
You can call
1-855-GACHILD or 1-855-422-4453.
Don't let the thought, "what if I'm wrong"
keep you from reporting suspected abuse.
WHAT IF YOU'RE RIGHT?
What if you suspect abuse or neglect in the State of Georgia?
VIOLENCE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES
Domestic Violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, sexual orientation, education level, physical ability or employment.
IF YOU ARE BEING ABUSED...
You may feel confused, angry, afraid, trapped and/or depressed. All of these emotions are normal responses to the abuse. You may also blame yourself for what is happening to you or your children. You should NEVER feel responsible for your abuser's actions and/or language. NO ONE deserves to be a victim of violence.
IF YOU NEED COUNSELING AS A VICTIM OR SURVIVOR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE...
Click here to find out about our Support Groups.
HOW TO GET HELP
Call our 24-Hour Crisis Line and talk to a trained advocate who will LISTEN and provide you with OPTIONS: 1-800-33-HAVEN or 912-285-5850
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