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October 25, 2020 46 min

Ameé has been an advocate for raising awareness about domestic violence, in part due to her personal experience with financial and emotional abuse.  While it seems help is just a phone call away for people in a domestic violence situation but there is also uncertainty of what happens when you do ask for help from strangers. And as we know from human behavior, we tend to chose the devil we know over the one we don’t. And so when we don’t understand how the resources work, we might be afraid to use them. 

That’s why this episode's guest is Ginny Ware, the Home Safe Program Director from New Beginnings – a Seattle area organization with a mission to empower survivors of domestic violence and to raise community aware and actions to end it. Ginny shares how these agencies and talks about what to expect when you contact them for help so that hopefully fewer people will be afraid to use them to help leave an abusive situation. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Is there a threshold for when a person may reach out to get help with there situation
  • What has changed in the service delivery for agencies like this during COVID
  • Overview of the services available for people in a domestic violence situation
  • What happens when someone calls the 24-hour helpline
  • How can people support organizations like this
  • How can domestic and gender-based violence be eliminated in our communities
  • Resources

    New Beginnings Website 24-hour Help Line: 206.522.9472
    National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.7233
    Northwest Justice Project

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