What Can You Do

You might not think there’s much you can do to help someone in a domestic violence situation – but there is. Keeping your eyes and ears open and speaking publicly against domestic violence is just the beginning. • Call the police if you see or hear evidence of domestic violence. • Speak out publicly against domestic violence. • Take action personally against domestic violence when a neighbor, a co-worker, a friend, or a family member is involved or being abused. • Encourage your neighborhood watch or block association to become as concerned with watching out for domestic violence as with burglaries and other crimes. • Reach out to support someone whom you believe is a victim of domestic violence and/or talk with a person you believe is being abusive. • Help others become informed, by inviting speakers to your church, professional organization, civic group, or workplace. • Support domestic violence counseling programs and shelters.