Poll Question: Should men in relationships with abusive intimate partners:
- Just tough it out because they are men. (4% people answered this)
- Receive support and services to remove themselves from the abusive situation. (88% people answered this)
- Just leave the relationship because men don't need support or services, they can take care of themselves. (6% people answered this)
72 people voted.
To provide crisis intervention and support services to all victims of domestic violence and their families in order to help survivors recover from the trauma of domestic violence. The Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women was established to fill the void in services and public recognition of under served victims and survivors, namely male victims of intimate partner abuse. We operate a nationally available toll free helpline covered by trained advocates who offer supportive services and referrals to our crisis line callers. When funding is available we also offer additional services such as emergency shelter, long distance calling cards, court advocacy etc. 1. We believe that domestic violence can happen to anyone, man or woman. 2. We believe that children are the ones that suffer most in a domestically violent home and this needs to end. 3. Male victims deserve the same support, respect and services that their female counterparts have access to.
Abused men, just like their female counterparts, need understanding, support and services to escape violent intimate relationships.