Helping A Friend
Keeping safety in mind is a priority
- If your friend has just been assaulted, encourage her immediately to seek medical attention, many injuries are not immediately apparent.
- Find out how the children are and whether or not they are in a safe place.
- Let your friend know about the abused women's shelter in your area, like Grace Sparkes House in Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Encourage her to talk to anyone she can trust. Abused women's shelters are safe, confidential places to contact. They won't let anyone know she is staying there or that she called.