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For Friends and Family

Being the friend or family member or loved one who is currently in a violent or abusive relationship or has recently left can be challenging. Here are some resources to help navigate difficult conversations and be the best possible support for your loved one.

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Safety Planning

A safety plan is a personalized plan of action. Typically, individuals benefit from a safety plan when they are in dangerous and abusive relationships. Safety plans are important because not only do they keep people safe, but they are crucial for those who plan on leaving their abusive relationship.

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Legal Services

Hopeful Horizons’ Legal Department provides survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with free legal representation. This includes appearances in Family Court for matters related to divorce, custody, visitation, child support, separate maintenance and support, and equitable distribution matters. The legal team also assists with the filing of Orders of Protection and Restraining Orders. Additionally, survivors are provided with legal advice and representation in other civil court matters, as well as accompaniment by our legal staff to criminal and bond court hearings. 

Call our Support Line at 843-770-1070 for help.

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Victim Compensation

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