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Every 9 Seconds
a woman is
abused or assaulted

We are a progressive non-profit with a non-traditional approach to domestic violence prevention. We help women foster freedom from abuse by addressing the root cause and then equipping them with the resources and training they need to reclaim their independence. 

If you:

  • ​Have been in an abusive relationship. 

  • Know or suspect someone is being abused.

  • Feel alone or trapped in your relationship.

  • Don't know where to turn or how to start the process or reclaiming your life.

  • Have never personally been impacted by domestic violence but want to help!

You've come to the right place!

Here you will find the

  • Planning

  • Resources

  • Awareness

  • Inspiration

  • Support

  • Education

 to start the journey toward health, safety, and success. 

You are not alone.

Our Motivation

Our team is comprised of phenomenal women who understand the feelings of fear and isolation that come with being in an abusive relationship. Each of our advocates have had to face the tough decision of do I leave or stay. We know firsthand the complexities of cultivating an exit strategy. We've also been confronted by all of the tough questions like what to tell your family and friends and what to if he reaches out. And, as women, probably the two the biggest ones of all  "How do I protect my kids and how do I prevent this from every happening again?"  As a round table of sister-survivors we know that on the outside the choice appears easy to others, but on the inside, it's just not that simple.

However, our motivation IS simple.

 

We fight everyday to make sure that no other woman has to feel lost, judged, or alone. Our programs have been created by survivors and for survivors, because we totally understand.  We want you to know that this is a safe landing place to begin the rebuilding process. It is our goal to give you all the love, support, and tools that we wished we had along the way. We want to ensure that you have the resources and training you need to reclaim your independence and restore your freedom to live and love life. 

 

So basically, YOU are our motivation. 

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Purpose

To prevent domestic, intimate partner, and relational violence by highlighting the full impact of domestic abuse and helping women identify and heal the root cause(s).

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Mission

To foster freedom for women by equipping them with resources and training they need to reclaim their independence and secure their health, safety, and success.

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Vision

To stimulate sustainable changes that result in safe, equitable communities, and violence free families.

BE THE R   MEDY

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Domestic Violence is a Pandemic, within a Pandemic

The programs and classes offered by 9 Seconds are funded entirely by private donations and program fees. Your tax-deductible donation will help offer scholarships to youth and community organizations to ensure women have access to resources, training, and support to prevent further violence. It will also allow us to provide workshops free of charge to low and moderate income communities and other non-profit organizations that assist women with housing and other valuable services after abuse. 

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National Resources
TO BE DIRECTED TO 911 EMERGENCY  DISPATCH FOR YOUR LOCAL AREA

911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES

Text 911

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE

THEHOTLINE.ORG

1.800.799.7233 (SAFE)

Text "START" to 88788

NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE

RAINN.org

1.800.656.4673

NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE

HUMANTRAFFICKINGHOTLINE.ORG

1.888.373.7888

Text "HELP" to 233733