There are also other resources - the county solicitor general's office provides support for victims. The office can be reached at (478) 445-4445. And there are others. There are solutions and there are ways to escape. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1 (800) 799-7233, the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1 (800) 656-4673, the National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline at 1 (866) 331-9474.
We must remember that domestic violence does not discriminate. Its impact spans socio-economic status, education, age and ethnicity, and for those living through it, its grasp is often difficult to loosen.
Any one of us who knows someone dealing with domestic violence-related issues knows someone who may be seeking a way out. Call for a friend. Call for a loved one. Call someone for help.