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Is anyone aware of a shelter/organization with a proven track record in Houston for abused women? I'm not looking for what can be googled, I'm looking for a place that is KNOWN to help women get out of situations right after being contacted, for a place/organizations that is known for maintaining anonymity for their safety and a place that can deal with an abused woman who has children.

This person is a business executive who will need help regaining control over her finances, but take away that this means she won't require long-term placement in a shelter, just that push to get legal balls rolling.

I am leaving this post open on the chance that anyone scrolling by in the HOUSTON, TX area might see this. ETA If so, PLEASE MESSAGE ME OR COMMENT HERE and I will [privately] get you in contact with the SAFE PLACE to help you.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

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amy_star_
Sep. 26th, 2013 08:23 am (UTC)
I'm in Canada too, in Saskatchewan. In my experience, even if you can get in to see your family doctor and tell them that you are being abused, they can get you resources. If you have no control over your finances, if your partner makes you feel terrible about yourself or like you are solely responsible for their well-being (as in, "if you don't come home right now I will hurt myself" or "I won't eat until you come home and it will be your fault if I starve to death" etc) or any other type of controlling behavior, it is abuse. I grew up in a home where that went on, trust me, no one should deal with that for one minute longer than they have to.

If you can get in to see a doctor alone, and use the opportunity to tell them you are in a bad situation and need out, they can get you numbers to call for shelters and referrals to counselors (although most mental health is not covered; social workers in the short term are in some places).

If you're scared, something is wrong. Please call someone. get somewhere safe and call from there. Find a library if you have to, get online, google shelters in your local area, and if you are in a very small community where there are none, reach out to someone you can trust, like a priest or doctor, and see if they have resources to help you locally.
stoney321
Sep. 26th, 2013 12:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for commenting with all of this great information!
tinkerbell86ca
Sep. 27th, 2013 01:52 am (UTC)
Yaaay! Thank you! And I am talking to people, building a support network if you will, it will be slow and very hard to do, but I will do it!

I am getting help, and thank you for your kind words!

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