I am among those able to say, "He never hit me..." I was able to get to safety when I believed that he would. I had friends and family to answer my 1 a.m. phone call, pick me up in the middle of the night, offer a spare room, clothe and feed me, provide loans for legal fees, allow me the use of their car -- to support me.
Not everyone leaving an abusive partner has that kind of network. That's why I'm supporting Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a network of organizations across the state providing housing and legal support, advocating in Olympia, and seeking protections for domestic violence survivors in the courts.
My personal goal is to raise $500. Every $10 helps. Please join me in donating.