Standing Up to Domestic Violence
For many people, the "happily ever after" fairy tale ends in a nightmare of domestic abuse, which can be emotional, physical, mental, or financial. When a person has been in a relationship involving domestic abuse, they may believe there is no way out. Moreover, if they do find a way, they’re usually paralyzed by fear of repercussions. It is important to remember that the victim never deserves this treatment. No one does!
WPSM cares about the safety and security of our communities. Our mission is to see men, women, and children living free from the fear of any type of domestic abuse. We want to see families flourish in safe environments.
Support and Prevention
SELF DEFENSE CLASSES
WPSM teaches self-defense skills to men, women, children, and seniors so they will be prepared to deal with potentially dangerous situations. We have found that when people are more prepared they become empowered to stand up for themselves and their families.
Once someone decides to put distance between themselves and the abusive situation they shouldn't return home for any reason. We know that victims are most vulnerable when they make the decision to leave and having to start over in a new place can be very difficult and costly.
The abuser may withhold items as an act of revenge or in hopes that the victim will return to the house to retrieve them. Our goal is to keep the victim safe and reduce their stress by providing security protection for the removal of personal property from the abuser or their residence.
There are many forms of abuse. Over the past few years, financial abuse has been on the rise, although it is still one of the least talked about. Abuse of men and seniors is just as prevalent as abuse of women, children, and adolescents.
Nobody is immune to this issue! Get rid of any preconceived notions about this topic and reach out if you or someone you know needs support.
Are you or someone you love a victim of domestic abuse?
Do you live in fear in your own home?
Do you know a child who is in a home with domestic violence?
Help is available 24 hours a day at 800-799-7233.