To Educate: What knowledge do we need to share?  

         1. Safety escape tips
         

         2. Evaluating if a person is in abuse
              
         3. Evaluating if a person is in violence
        
         4. Deciding to leave abuse immediately (or not leave now)

         5. Resources for specific needs: housing; counseling; churches; network for services (government/ private)
       
         6. Legal assistance (criminal/ civil)
        
         7. Where to go for social services
        
         8. Qualifications for: Food Stamps/ SNAP card; CHIPS/ Medicaid for children’s and pregnancy/ newborn healthcare;

         Legal Aid (one legal free appointment); Unemployment Insurance; job training; Texas WorkForce Solutions;

         Affordable Care Act (adult healthcare); clothing and work wardrobe; food banks
        
         9. Managing comments and behaviors of ignorant or disbelieving friends/ family/ workplace
       
         10. Protective orders, trespass orders, and other legal matters to 
        
         11. Action steps to safe departure: keys, clothes, documents, location selected, helpers, prayers, confidence
        
         12. Violence/ Equality pie charts on this web site (mirrors of recognition to increase felt need to act)
       
         13. National Domestic Violence Hotline and other state and local contacts for Dallas/ Collin/ Tarrant counties
        
         14. Educate the public on how to disagree in a healthy way, free of abuse

       

         15. We continue to coordinate and volunteer with various domestic violence prevention, counseling, and

         shelter nonprofit organizations to maximize helpful service to the public.