Anonymous asked this question on 5/1/2000:
I'm seven months pregnant and my boyfriend physically abuses me. he always thinks I'm cheating on him and he get very angry and won't isten to what I have to say and thats when the hitting begins,I want to leave but i think I have already given up. What can i do what do you suggest?
tcsmpsi gave this response on 5/1/2000:
Good Evening Anonymous
Please, don't give up. Today or tomorrow, contact the nearest women's shelter to you. They will be very understanding and provide you help in any way you need. What he is doing is very dangerous to you and your child. It is also criminal. The number of the nearest shelter should be in the phone book under emergency numbers...at least that is one of the places we keep the number to ours.
I can not say for certain exactly how the shelter there will work, but I can tell you about ours. When you call us, we decide whether you are eligible as a shelter client (which you most certainly are). In your case, if you could not get away to a neutral location, we would invoke the assistance of law enforcement to come and get you. We then come and pick you up either at the location or at the law enforcement office. We always strongly suggest law enforcement office, as your safety is always paramount to us. We suggest that you bring only the most important of your things if you can safely do so. WE PROVIDE anything you might need: food, shelter, clothing, obtaining medical service, personal items, etc. for AS LONG as you need. We will help you with financial assistance, finding work and a place to live after (or before, if you wish) your child is born. YOU are our most precious priority. There are no strings, no attachments. It is a safe house. No one has ever breached our security. Please, contact your shelter, or contact law enforcement, as they should be able to give you the information of a shelter near you. There are those of us out there who do care completely about your well-being and the well-being of your child. If you need to know more, please contact me. Sincerely, Michael (tcsmpsi)
tcsmpsi gave this follow-up answer on 5/1/2000:
I am sure the shelter nearest you will be very similar to ours. Michael
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