Understanding the Unthinkable

Anxiety, uncertainty, fear, lost or deprived – do these words describe some of your feelings? Do you feel you are in danger or on the brink of the unthinkable? For many of our clients, this is how they felt too before they took the courage to contact us. Below you will find a list of resources that can help you identify and understand your situation. Click the appropriate link for a downloadable PDF that can be easily printed for your use.



It is possible to track your online activities. If you think your batterer is monitoring you, please use a safer computer (at the library or other location) to find help.


This site has been designed with you in mind. If you feel you need to exit this site immediately, please click the EXIT button on the top right of the page to immediately close your browser.

E-mail, text messaging and instant messaging are not secure ways of communicating. Corded phones are more secure than cordless or cell phones.


Remember that many newer cell phones and cars have GPS systems that a batterer can use to find where you are.


Numbers to call if you are in danger: 911

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233 or

TTY: 1-800-787-3224


1736 Family Crisis Center Hotlines

(We accept collect calls):

  • 310-379-3620
  • 310-370-5902
  • 213-745-6434
  • 213-222-1237
  • 562-388-7652