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12 Tips on Cell Phone Safety and Privacy

jessica taylor - Monday, June 19, 2017

As cell phones become smarter, they’re more like mini computers that contain lots of personal information about us. Here are 12 easy steps to take to manage your privacy and safety when using your cell phone. 1. Put a passcode on your phone. The easiest thing for you to do is to pu  ...

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50 Obstacles to Leaving: 11-20

jessica taylor - Friday, March 03, 2017

Can you imagine the frustration of a victim being asked, “Why don’t you just leave?” While leaving seems like a quick and easy fix to escape abuse, we know that leaving an abusive partner is a complicated, difficult challenge and often the most dangerous time in a relationship. Victims  ...

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50 Obstacles to Leaving: 1-10

jessica taylor - Friday, February 24, 2017

Leaving is not easy. On average, it takes a victim seven times to leave before staying away for good. Exiting the relationship is most unsafe time for a victim. As the abuser senses that they’re losing power, they will often act in dangerous ways to regain control over their victim. We  ...

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When Money Becomes a Form of Power and Control

jessica taylor - Friday, January 20, 2017

When Money Becomes a Form of Power and Control Imagine getting an allowance when you were a young kid. Maybe you’d get a dollar or two every week — you’d hide it away to save up for something big, or you’d feverishly rush to the store and spend it all at once and quickly fall  ...

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Tips for Safely Reaching Out for Support

jessica taylor - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Being in a relationship should not mean you lose your right to privacy or your right to talk to whomever you like. But in an abusive relationship, an abusive person may isolate their partner from sources of support. This is often done by checking their partner’s call log and text history or  ...

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January High Needs List

jessica taylor - Friday, January 06, 2017

Items donated to Safehope assist in providing safety and healing to local adults and their children affected by Domestic and Sexual Violence. Together we can #CreateTheEnd ( to Domestic and Sexual Violence.   ...

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‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Rewrite Strikes A New Chord With Consent

jessica taylor - Thursday, December 29, 2016

If you’ve ever listened to the classic Christmas song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” then you know it’s a really screwed up tune. A couple from Minneapolis, Minnesota, found the ditty so unnerving ( that they deci  ...

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Safety Planning for the Holidays

jessica taylor - Friday, December 23, 2016

Safety Planning for the Holidays ( The holidays are often a time of joy and community, but for people in abusive relationships, the holidays can be stressful and dangerous. Spending time with  ...

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Behind the Screens: Reducing Tech Footprints

Kevin Geraci - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Behind the Screens: Reducing Tech Footprints ( This is a post in our Behind the Screens ( series, which explores issues related to digital abuse (  ...

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Safety Planning Around Sexual Violence

Kevin Geraci - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Safety Planning Around Sexual Abuse ( May 21, 2015/2 Comments ( Safety & Self Care (  ...

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