Safeplace is Thurston County's
women's shelter. It's much more than a shelter-it provides many
other services, too. You can call them anytime (night or day) to
talk to them about your situation and to get knowledgeable advice.
They can also help you to find the resources you need. Their number
is (360) 754-6300, or 1-800-364-1776 toll free.
If you live outside of Thurston
County, you can call this toll-free hotline for domestic violence
help in your area: 1-800-799-7233. You can find a list of
domestic violence programs and shelters in Washington (listed by
city) at http://www.wscadv.org/getHelpNow.cfm
Men who are victims
of domestic violence can call a helpline at 1-877-643-1120 access
A website for men who are victims of
domestic violence can be found at http://www.heart-2-heart.ca/men/
Safety Plan: Victims of domestic
violence should plan ahead for their safety and the safety of their
children in case they must take action in a violent incident or flee
their home. This link provides a fill-in-the-blank safety plan you
can use. To open the plan, you need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader
installed on your computer -
Your local women's
shelter or domestic violence program may be able to provide
invaluable confidential advice for staying safe in your situation.
Are you afraid you are
losing your mind? You
might be suffering from common effects of living through a traumatic
event or long-term abuse. There is help! Click
here to find out more.
Getting legal help: An excellent
website on finding a lawyer is at http://www.heart-2-heart.ca/women/page16.html
. In Thurston County, Safeplace offers free legal clinics for
victims of domestic violence and can refer to CLEAR, a local free
legal aid agency (call 360.754.6300) .