“It’s not my business”.
But it is. It’s time for all of us to stand up and make domestic violence our business and take responsibility for our community.
In order to end domestic violence, kids can’t learn the behavior.
In order for kids to not learn the behavior, adults can’t teach it.
It needs to be clear to everyone that the behavior is wrong and that it needs to stop.
What can we do?
We can Ask to Help.
Ask to Help is:
A call to action to start breaking the silence that surrounds domestic violence.
A community effort involving:
A movement to empower society to talk about domestic violence in a new way.
We must all Ask to Help. But where do we start?
You don’t need to have all the answers. We’ll help you. To begin, learn how to support someone who may be in an abusive relationship.
Ready to do more? Here are some steps you can take:
Resources in Minnesota
Day One® of Cornerstone
One call, one result: your safety. You’ll be connected with the nearest safe place. You’ll get a warm bed, comfort, and someone to talk to. You’ll receive the help you deserve — Immediately. Minnesota Day One® Crisis Hotline 1-866-223-1111
Cornerstone’s 24-Hour Helpline: 952-884-0330
Staffed around the clock, seven days a week, our helpline provides immediate access to all emergency services and referrals for individuals and families that are in crisis due to domestic violence, sexual violence and exploitation.
Cornerstone’s Concerned Persons Support Group
This support group provides education on domestic violence and resources for people who care about someone who is in an abusive relationship. It is a forum for people to discuss, share their experience and support one another. Contact Cornerstone at 952-884-0376 for more information.