Council 6735 at 43 West Maple Street, Merchantville, NJ 08109-5141 US - NEED HELP?
Where to turn
No one deserves to be beaten or hurt at home. The violence is not your fault. You did not make it happen. You are not alone. You have choices. There are people to help and support you. You have legal choices, too, because domestic violence is a crime. If you or your children are involved in a relationship in which you are being hurt and abused, review the safefty tips below and the places that you can call for help.
SAFETY TIPS: IF YOUR PARTNER IS VIOLENT
If planning to leave, choose the safest time to get away. Keep spare keys, a set of clothes, important papers, perscriptions and money in a safe place (or with someone you trust) in case you leave.
When being treated for injuries, ask medical personnel to document your visit. Keep any evidence of physical abuse (ripped clothing, photos of bruises and injuries, etc.)
Know where you can go fo help; tell someone what is happening to you. Have phone numbers of friends, relatives, and domestic violence programs with you.
Plan with your children and identify a safe place for them: a room with a lock or a neighbor's house where they can go for help. Reassure them their job is to stay safe, not to protect you.
Call the police (or arrange a signal with a neighbor to call the police) if you are in danger and need help.
Hotlines are always available to you during a crisis; however, it's helpful to try and contact a domestic violence hotline about laws, support groups, shelter, and other resources available to you before you have to use them.
|PARTNER ABUSE||DOMESTIC VIOLENCE||TELEPHONE|
|Women Againts Abuse, 24 hr. hotline||215-386-7777|
|Women Againts Abuse, Legal Center||215-686-7082|
|Lutheran Settlement-Womens Program, 24 hr. hotline Espanol||215-235-9992|
|SEWAA (for women from Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India||215-627-3922|
|Korean Women's Support Committee||215-886-8725|
|National Domestic Violence Hotline||800-799-7233|
|CHILD ABUSE||CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE||INCEST|
|CHILDLINE||To report Child Abuse||800-932-0313|
|STOP IT NOW||(For offenders, family friends)||888-773-8368|
Women Againts Rape Hotline
|Youth Emergency Service, Hotline/Shelter||800-371-7233|
|FOR HELP TO STOP BEING VIOLENT|
|Menergy||(For men who are violent )||215-242-2235|
|Stop it Now||(for sexual abuse offenders||888-773-8368|
|Parents Anonymous Support||800-448-4906|
If you or a family member is in need of help with drug abuse the local organizations listed below may be able to help.
|KENNEDY BEHAVIORIAL HEALTH SERVICES||800-528-3425|
|LIGHTHOUSE AT MAYS LANDING||800-852-8851|
|SODAT OF NEW JERSEY||609-265-7884|
|SIKORA CENTER, INC.||856-963-1312|
|SUBSTANCE ABUSE CENTER OF SOUTHERN JERSEY, INC.||856-757-9190|
|STARTING POINT, INC.||856-854-3155|
Saint Peter's Council 6735 and the Knights of Columbus have not checked these organizations. The information is provided solely for the benifit of our members.