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This is a section that deals with what to consider when you are planning to leave
an abusive relationship.

Important Links and Phone Numbers

Shelters, Emegrency Phone Numbers and many other important resources. Use the online map to find services near you.

Safety Planning

Safety planning is a top priority, whether you choose to remain in the home or leave. Making a safety plan involves identifying actions to increase your safety and that of your children.

Internet Safety

Vital information on how to search the web in a safe manner.

Recognizing Signs of Abuse

Are you at risk?

Definitions of abuse

Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Psychological abuse, Financial Abuse

Why Women Do Not Leave Abusive Relationships

At some level, a victim weighs the relative costs and benefits for him/herself. Usually this process is not organized or conscious.

Learn more about COSTI’s women’s services, and
other programs available at COSTI.