It's National Domestic Violence Awareness Month — an excellent time to remind ourselves of a couple of critical things about domestic violence:
1) Anyone can be a victim. While domestic violence predominantly affects women, it's important to remember that people of all races, income levels, ages and gender identities can be victims.
2) Help and information is available. Here are some of the best resources for understanding and dealing with domestic violence, including NYSUT's Social Services.
Here are some ways you can get help. If you are in immediate danger or are in need of emergency assistance, call 911.
NYSUT Social Services —
NYSUT Social Services is a free and confidential benefit for all members and their families. Tell your concerns to one of our staff professionals, who will make an assessment and suggest options and local services that may improve your situation. No question or concern is unimportant to us.
800-342-9810, ext 6206
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
New York State's 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline
Unity House 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline