Confidential Domestic Violence Assistance
“Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”
~ G. K. Chesterton
- No one should be afraid to go home.
- No one should have to wonder what will happen when the door opens.
- No one should be called bad names.
- No one should be afraid of being hit.
- No one should be not allowed to have a job.
- No one should be not allowed to have friends.
- No one should be not allowed to have their own money.
- Everyone should be able to say "No", and have their wishes respected.
Domestic Violence is a real problem, especially in immigrant cultures. A lot of cultures still have very little rights for women, and the home situation is worse.
If you have children in the home, even though you think they never hear anything, children are like sponges and know what is going on. They are harmed because they are afraid, for you, and themselves. What is worse, often these children turn into abusers themselves.
Teachers, hospital staff, fire, therapists, and police are mandated to call the Department of Children and Family Services if they suspect a child is being abused, or is in danger. Children in a home where there is a batterer can be removed until the courts feel the child is no longer in danger, which can take months.
If you need immediate help, please call 911. Tell the officer that you are being abused, and that you need an emergency restraining order. When you are in a safe place, make an appointment so Glendale Community Social Services Center can help you stay safe.
If you need help to get away from your abuser, please contact us for an appointment to assist you.
Don't do nothing. It will not get any better. It will only get worse.