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You'd Like Someone To Talk To, Someone Who Understands Difficult Relationships, Day Or Night, Call The Hotline: 1-800-799-7233; Call As Often As You Like, Daily If You Want. (You Don't Have To Give Your Name). Sometimes it helps to have a listening ear during hard times, so you don't have to be alone.
If you'd like a local whatcom county number to call, dvsas is available 24 hours as well: 360-715-1563, or 877-715-1563.
If you're considering going to your Church Leaders for help, please re-consider. Most often, this increases the danger you're in due to many complications. The organizations listed below are safe for you to talk to, they will not share with others what you've told them, they won't talk to your spouse or others, which can increase your troubles. They are available to help you.
When Love Hurts Group:
part in a 10-week
"When Love Hurts" Group for women,
for more information, call: Mary Lee, M.C, Bellingham, Washington, 360-961-3975 .
*New Groups will be forming soon on Friday Evenings in April 2012 (or possibly other times/dates, please call to inquire). *Please Spread The Word If you know a woman who is experiencing or has experienced Intimate Partner Violence. This Group is a Very Healing, Safe and Nurturing experience.
Northwest Family Life
Learning & Counseling Center 1015 NE 113th St.
Mary Lee, M.C, Bellingham, Washington, 360-961-3975
Helpful Websites To Peruse:
Books You May Find Helpful:
Some of these may be available to borrow at your own Public Library. Many can be read in part online:
The Verbally Abusive Relationship
by Patricia Evans
When Love Hurts
by Karen McAndless-Davis & Jill Cory
By Susan Weitzman
When Dad Hurts Mom
by Lundy Bancroft
Why Does He Do That?
by Lundy Bancroft
Women Healing From Abuse:
Meditations for Finding Peace
By Nicole Sotelo
Smart Women Finish Rich
by David Bach
Refuge: A Pathway Out of Domestic Violence and Abuse, By Don Sargent
Protection and Healing: Understanding a Batterer's Impact on the Mother-Child Relationship, Bancroft, author of "When Dad Hurts Mom" & "Why Does He Do That?"
Articles You May Find Helpful:
Wise, Foolish & Evil People: (A Henry Cloud Teaching Video)
Info on Court & Child Custody:
FINDING LEGAL HELP:
American Bar Association
Domestic Violence Pro Bono Directory:
Washington Women In Need is an amazing organization dedicated to helping Washington State Women through hard times in their lives by providing Health Insurance, Educational Scholarships & other special needs: