Through a wide variety of comprehensive services, HAWC hopes to support and empower anyone experiencing abuse. No matter where you are in the path towards happiness, from figuring out whether you’re experiencing abuse to deciding to leave an abuser, HAWC’s highly trained advocates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year to help you rebuild a life filled with dignity and respect.
Deciding to take action against abuse feels overwhelming. Remember: you are embarking on a gradual journey to take back control of your life. Because HAWC’s services range from safety planning to legal consultation and emergency shelter depending on each client’s individual need, you have support every step of the way.
- Use a computer that your abuser cannot accessCommunity centers, libraries, and domestic violence organizations all provide public computers that you can use. If you cannot access a public computer, always erase the browser history on the computer you use before you walk away from it.
- If you believe your abuser can access your e-mail account You need to set up a new, free account with Google’s Gmail or a similar service.
- If you are sure your abuser cannot access your e-mail account Make sure you use a strong password and always log out of the account when you’re finished with e-mail.