Domestic Violence Awareness and Assistance
When You Find Yourself in Times of Trouble
Mahogany CARES will help you get in touch with someone who cares. We provide a wide range of resources and services for people who need it the most: crisis victims who are going through trauma. Our community partners and dedicated professional staff are thoroughly trained to help you and your loved ones deal with, and overcome, the effects of trauma. Whether you were affected today, a week ago, or decades ago, our assistance is always available.
Forms of Domestic Violence
What is a Survior?
A survivor is a person who survives, especially a person remaining alive after an event in which others have died or a person who continues to function or prosper in spite of opposition, hardship, or setbacks.
You Are A Survivor!
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. These intimate relationships range from a spouse, partner, girl/boyfriend, teen, and an adult family member.
Domestic violence is not just physical. It is also emotional, sexual abuse, psychological, economical, mental and verbal. It affects people from any race, gender, economic status, sexual orientation, education. age or religion. Victims can be married or dating. The behaviors of an abuser include: physical harm, threats, arouse fear, intimidation, isolation from friends and family and depriving of financial assistance.
What are the Signs of Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence does not look the same in every relationship but there are key common signs. Those signs can include:
- Demeaning and insulting
- Jealous of your relationships with family and/or friends
- Forced sex
- Abuse of pets
- Financial manipulation or exploitation
- Intimidates with threats and weapons
- Pressures you to take drugs and/or alcohol
- Destroys property
Abuse is NEVER ok – You don’t have to keep your crisis a secret. We are here to help.
Abuse is never ok. If you are in immediate danger, please get to a safe place and call 911 immediately. If you need support and resources, please contact Mahogany CARES or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). If you need support and resources or to report sex trafficking, please contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888.
Mahogany CARES loves survivors and it is our goal to celebrate and recognize them so they know how much they are appreciated. We have events throughout the year to provide survivors with self care activities and the opportunity to network with other survivors and women in the community. Please keep an eye on our monthly events for survivor recognition events!
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Workshop helping Survivors reintegrate back in the community, focusing on healing, empowerment and self-sufficiency tools.
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