Resources-Mitchell Area Safehouse
Call our hotline at 605-996-4440
Following are some options if your partner is choosing to:
BECOME PHYSICALLY and/or SEXUALLY VIOLENT
BE EMOTIONALLY ABUSIVE
MINIMIZE, LIE AND BLAME ABOUT THE VIOLENCE AND ABUSE
USES THE CHILDREN TO MAKE YOU FEEL GUILTY OR CONTROL YOU
USES ECONOMIC ABUSE AGAINST YOU
USE COERCION AND THREATS
BE CAREFUL! Do not warn him that you are planning to leave! His violence will get worse to keep you in his control. You have a right to support and assistance.
If You’ve Been Sexually Assaulted
Your healing and regaining control over your body and life are the most important things. This takes time and the support and help of others who understand. You may know now or may not realize for weeks, months or even years, that you need help to heal. Do whatever you need to feel safe. Take the time you need. Find other women who have been through this for support - there are many.
Remember: We do not heal alone. Healing means regaining our balance physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This is our own personal journey, so we must be helpers choose we trust. Be kind to yourself.