With a ring for my finger these words he said
"I promise to cherish honor and respect"
So why did he hit me and why did he yell
Why did he stand there when down the steps I fell...
If you or someone you know is living in a violent or controlling relationship I urge you to seek help.
Abuse Counseling and Education Outreach
Shelbyville Indiana City Police Department
Shelby County Victim Assistance
If you live in Indiana the following shelters and other resources are available:
Turning Point - Columbus Indiana
800.221.6311 - Crisis Line 812.523.3472 - Shelter Line
Jefferson County Outreach Office - 812.265.3910
Johnson County Outreach Office - 317.736.8666
Shelby County Outreach Office - 317.398.5682
Shelby County Prosecutor Office victim assistance - 317.398.5535
Decatur County Outreach Office - 812.663.4738
Indianapolis Salvation Army - 317.637.5551
Holy Family Shelter - 317.635.7830
The Julian Center Crisis Line - 317.251.7575
Desert Rose Foundation, Inc
Morgan County Prosecutor Office Victim assistance - 765.342.1050
Prosecutor Victim Assistant - 812.988.5470
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Dessert Rose Shelter Martinsville IN
It was my great privilege to meet the author of this compelling book. Stephanie Rodriguez is a survivor of Domestic Violence. "Time to Stop Pretending" describes the many adversities one woman faced and the great strength and courage she gained to leave her abuser. This book can be purchased at most book stores or at www.amazon.com
Look for the book "Here Our Voices" published by the Domestic Violence Network of Greater Indianapolis at most Book stores, or Indiana Coalition Agents Domestic Violence. This is a collection of poems and essays by survivors throughout the Indiana area.
What will You do
To End Domestic Violence?