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Ruben4 Essay

1244 words - 5 pages

Domestic Violence Shelter
Ruben Watson
Professor Sharon Burns
English 115
1 November 2014


This is a paper on Domestic Violence Program’s tells how programs like ours help Women, Men and children deal with domestic abuse. Having the knowledge of abuse increases awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, ending the stigma surrounding both that can often keep victims from seeking urgently-needed help. The services provided are counseling, housing assistance, and childcare along with future life skills. Ruben’s Safe House is the largest provider of domestic violence services in the United States and the largest provider of domestic violence residence for battered ...view middle of the document...

Abusers use treats, intimidation, isolation and other behaviors to gain and maintain power over their victims. Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Domestic violence occurs in same-sex relationships, and men can be victims as well. Other terms of domestic violence intimate partner violence, battering, relationship abuse, spousal abuse, or family violence. Ruben’s Safe House is one of the only State licensed mental health clinic’s specializing in treating traumatized victims of crime and abuse. The counseling center staff can link clients to a broad scope of other services that Ruben’s Safe House offers, from practical and financial assistance to court advocacy and shelter placement.
If you are interested in receiving services at Ruben’s Safe House Community Program site, it’s as easy as 1 - 2 - 3:
1. Call the Safe House Community Program Helpline 1-855-234-1124 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. If you call when the office is closed, leave a voice mail message and someone will get back to you on the next business day.
2. Talk with an intake specialist about your needs and questions. The intake specialist will provide information about Safe Horizon programs, answer your questions, and link you to the program that best meets your needs.
3. Make an appointment. If the Community Program is the right fit for you, the Intake Specialist will set up an appointment for you at the nearest Community Program site.
If you are in crisis, contact Safe House’s 24-Hour Hotline:
(800) 671-HOPE (4673)
Physical Abuse: Hitting, slapping, shoving, grabbing, pinching, biting, hair pulling, etc are types of physical abuse. This type of abuse also includes denying a partner medical care or forcing alcohol and/or drug use upon him or her. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, domestic violence may include: Physical abuse such as slapping, kicking, hitting, shoving, or other physical force. Economic abuse such as controlling the victims money, withholding money for basic needs, interfering with school or job, or damaging the victim’s credit are ways that abuse can affect a person (Safehorizon.org).
Sexual Abuse: Coercing or attempting to coerce any sexual contact or behavior without consent. Sexual abuse includes, but is certainly not limited to, marital rape, attacks on sexual parts of the body, forcing sex after physical violence has occurred, or treating one in a sexually demeaning manner. Sexual abuse includes rape, sexual assault, forced prostitution, or interfering with birth control. Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. Domestic violence occurs in both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships and can...

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