For Family and Friends

Disclaimer: IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOUR FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, PLEASE CONTACT 911!

Many times, the friends and family members of a person in an unhealthy relationship are not sure what to do or how to help. The following are some links which may guide you to begin to understand domestic violence and what you can do to help your loved one.

 

RELATIONSHIP INFORMATION:

WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND WHY DO VICTIMS STAY?

IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP/PARTNER HEALTHY?

DATING VIOLENCE

POWER & CONTROL WHEEL

THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE

 

GUIDANCE & SUPPORT:

THE CARING PLACE

NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

 

HOUSING & FINANCIAL:

HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES

PORTER COUNTY DIVISION OF FAMILY RESOURCES

 

LEGAL SUPPORT:

VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY LEGAL CLINIC

NORTHWEST INDIANA PRO BONO

PORTER COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

LAKE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION