Women Holding Hands

Bethesda House is a community-focused, private, not-for-profit organization.  Therefore, we depend on our friends - individuals, corporations, and foundations for support of the work we are doing. This relationship has reciprocity, as we provide services for the community which empowers us.

Take a stand. Help a friend. Make a difference.
You can make a big impact even if you're unable to volunteer time or donate money or resources. We suggest the below options. 

Lobby for legislation 

Contact your Legislative and Congressional representatives to encourage them to address domestic violence by increasing support for victims through legislation which trains law enforcement officers to respond more quickly and effectively, as well as funding programs to help abusers come to terms with their actions and behavior, ultimately making families healthier and communities safer. 

Be aware

Be aware that the glamorization of violence in the media affects cultural norms.

 

Minimize the exposure of your children and loved ones to such images.

 

Discuss the glamorization of violence in your family

Take a stand

If you know a batterer, make him or her aware that this behavior is unacceptable and that assault, even in one's home, is a criminal offense.

 

Help is available for those who want to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their partners.

Bethesda House staff can provide information and resources for how to safely have this conversation.

Encourage

Provide information, such as the National Hotline number (1.800.799.7233), for anyone you know who may be experiencing domestic violence. 

If you know a victim within Alabama's Butler or Covington counties, provide the contact information for the YAP (Youth Advocate Programs) Adult Services Domestic Abuse division (334.582.1580).

If you need assistance to escape intimate partner violence or just to talk with someone who can help, call the 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

 1-800-799-7233 

1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Bethesda House
PO Box 397
Andalusia, AL 36420

334-977-1005

executivedirector@bethesdahouseofmercy.com 

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