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I Just Want Help. Why Do I Have to Answer All These Questions?

Deciding to call The Hotline can be extremely difficult. Maybe you struggle to find the right opportunity, or maybe you're just scared and don't know what to expect. It can be frustrating to answer a bunch of questions before getting the help you need.

This article written by Michelle, Development and Marketing Member and former Advocate at helps answer the question.

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Why Do Victims Stay?

The questions "Why do victims stay" and "Why don't they just don't leave" are logical and common-sense questions from those who have not experienced domestic abuse or violence in their lifetime.
The following article from the NCADV website may shed some light on the difficulties of those in an abusive relationship.

Abusers repeatedly go to extremes to prevent the victims from leaving. In fact, leaving an abuser is the most dangerous time for a victim of domestic violence..


How Conoravirus Is Afffecting Victims of Domestic Violence..

Impact of the2019-20 coronavirus pandemic on domestic violence.
Time magazine article on the rise of domestic violence during the pandemic.

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Eight reasons Women stay in Abusive Relationships

When NFL linebacker Ray Rice knocked his fiancee Janay Palmer unconscious in an elevator in 2014, it did'n't get much attention.

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Am I being Abused?

Article from which gives readers an assessment to determine if you might be in an abusive relationship. Also provides checklist to identify red flags of abuse.

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Info on Address Confidentiality in Illinois

The Ilinois Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) provides survivors of domestic violence and their household members with a substitute address to use as their home and work addresses, instead of the address where they actually live.

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Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT, writes about moving forward in uncertain times.



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According to DHS, Human Trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide. including right here in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. To learn more about Human Trafficking

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Sexual Assault

Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And every 9 minutes, that victim is a child. Meanwhile, only 5 of every 1,000 perpetrators will end up in prison.

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