The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence
"If you are a victim you can
get help. The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is dedicated to
serving you. Call our toll-free 24-hour crisis line. Safe shelters across the
state will open their doors for you and your children. Many other services are
available. There is no excuse for domestic violence."
This website gives information about the organization, information concerning
why abusers batter, the effects of domestic violence on children, dating
violence, statistics and facts, advice for friends of a domestic violence
victim, legal information, and shelter locations throughout the state of
Alabama. It also discusses the barriers to leaving an abusive situation.
Domestic Violence Hotline USA:
Statistics on Domestic Violence
National Network to End Domestic Violence Report:
Domestic Violence Counts 2012
Of the 20,290 violent offenses* reported in 2011,
10% were domestic violence incidents.
*Excluding simple assaults
There were 26 domestic homicides
reported in 2011, representing 8% of the 311 homicides reported in
Alabama for that year.
These statistics are from the Alabama
Department of Criminal Justice. More statistics can be found here:
1.3 million women and about 835,000 men are assaulted by their partner every
year in the United States
Ministry & Services
“ARMS Mission is to provide
educational counseling and awareness programs to individuals faced with domestic
abuse. Using biblical principles, we encourage beliefs and behaviors that
heal and promote healthy lifestyles.”
Abuse Recovery Ministry &
Services (ARMS) provides “Her Journey” which is a series of classes designed to
help women talk through their healing from domestic violence and abuse.
The website provides helpful handouts in .pdf format also. You can also
read personal testimonies on the site.
CoDA (Co-Dependents Anonymous)
CoDA’s website has a wealth
of information for those who suffer from the compulsive behavior of
codependence. The organization relies upon an adapted version of the
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. The website offers a wealth of good
information, as well as a search function which allows you to locate either a
meeting close to you or an online meeting.