The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Victims and Survivors

Whether you are just starting to question if your relationship is abusive or have experienced abuse and tried to stay safe for a long time, we are here for you.  GCADV understands that leaving can be dangerous and full of many hardships.  You are not alone, and the abuse is not your fault. We are dedicated to learning about what is best for you and your family and working to empower you to help you make decisions that are right for you.  Your safety is our priority.  You do not deserve abuse.

Your Safety Is Important

It is important to know that taking actions to leave or leaving can be dangerous.  Domestic violence is all about one person in a relationship trying to gain or maintain power and control over another person.  If your abuser realizes that you are learning about abusive relationships, thinking about leaving or actually leaving, the abuser may become more violent to gain or maintain power and control over you.  Please be careful using computers that may be used by an abuser.  Your computer activity can be easily tracked, even if you erase your browsing history.  Therefore, we recommend that you use a more private and safer computer at your friend’s house, a library or an internet cafe.

Using Technology Safely

Click on the above link for a few tips on how to stay safer when you are using technology, such as computers or cell phones. 

Are You Being Abused?  Learn More About Domestic Violence

Click on the above link to learn more about what domestic violence is, common abuse tactics and common feelings someone that is abused may have.

Legal Resources

Click on the link above to learn about the legal resources available for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

If you click the "ESCAPE THIS SITE" button, you will be immediately redirected to www.weather.com. An abuser can monitor your computer use. GCADV recommends using a computer at a library or friends house if you are concerned about being watched on your computer. Click here for more info on internet safety.