Finding a Shelter, Domestic Abuse Survivor’s Guide

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Finding a shelter

DO NOT WAIT until your situation disintegrates into this:

“Seeking shelter can be a temporary move, to ensure your immediate safety and the safety of your children, or it can be part of a permanent plan to leave your abuser. Shelter may be the first step, followed by transitional, and then, hopefully, new and permanent housing.”

As far as money goes, shelters are not hotels and will never charge you. Executive Director Alden Henrickson of the Rape and Abuse Crisis Service shelter Rape and Abuse Crisis Service in Jefferson City, Mo., says, “We don’t charge clients anything. We don’t care how much money you have or don’t have.”

Please share with someone you know needing to leave an abusive relationship. It may save a great deal of suffering.

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Jonathan McCormick holds a Black Belt in Combat Martial Arts. He is a U.S Marine (Inactive), trained with famed CIA operative Rex Applegate and Ultimate Fighter Champion Royce Gracie and was the director of the Institute of Defense Tactics. He is a former member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers and worked with members of various law enforcement agencies in the areas of suspect control and officer safety. He has written for law enforcement magazines BlueLine ( and Twenty-Four-Seven and has been a guest writer for the Vancouver Province. “Wyoming Secrets”, “30,000 Secrets”, “Santa Barbara Secrets” and The “J” Team Series are inspirational novels which focus on women who feel overwhelmed by the threat of violence in their lives. View the Series
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One Response to Finding a Shelter, Domestic Abuse Survivor’s Guide

  1. Please share with everyone you know that they in turn can do likewise with those in need. Calling the police is mandatory for your initial action if you can not leave covertly.

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