Abuse / domestic violence resources
Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
Toll-free, 24 hours a day. Many languages spoken. Can refer you to local services. Se habla espanol.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence includes practical advice and resources
Safe Horizon NYC organization's website includes detailed information on life in a dv shelter and counseling; also worldwide dv resource page. Se habla espanol.
SAVI Mount Sinai Hospital (NYC) Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program, including bilingual and orthodox specialists
Cyberparent.com information on verbal abuse and teen dv
Sanctuary for Families NYC organization providing support throughout the process of abuse and/or leaving and afterward
Feminist.com general information re women's issues
Ms. Magazine wide coverage of women's issues, including Oct/Nov. 2001 article: "An Avowed Abuser Wrestles With His Demons"
Peggy Reubens, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. She has worked as a social worker and an adjunct professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work.
No matter what he says you did, he has no right to hurt you