Survivors can get medical and dental expenses paid, as well as counseling costs covered.
A web of crisscrossing factors can trap women in abusive relationships. Economic dependence often is a powerful barrier to escape: if she leaves, how will she provide for herself and her children? The prospect of pursuing an education or employment while navigating a treacherous transition is daunting – if not overwhelming.
A national foundation created by actress Mariska Hargitary, of Law and Order SVU, to help victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse- heal, educate, and empower.