It may be very difficult to identify yourself as a battered woman, but it is an important first step. No one has the right to hit you, threaten you, or harm your children. Violence at home does not simply "go away". No amount of care in your housekeeping, child rearing, or personal habits will halt the violence. It is not your fault. If you feel trapped in an abusive relationship, call Peaceful Paths Crisis Line today at 352.377.8255 or 1.800.500.1119. Help is availabale 24 hours a day.
This agency offers many services for both adults and children. They can help with housing, legal issues and counseling. They have programs for children and teens.
Please see the website for more information.