Help In Crisis is a not-for-profit agency providing services to victims of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking. You are receiving this packet today because there has been a recent involvement by local law enforcement, and we are concerned for your safety. If you have children, we are worried for their safety also. The abuse you have experienced at the hands of someone who may once have said “I love you” will only get worse without intervention. You deserve a better life than this and we can help.

We understand what a confusing time this must be for you:

* Maybe you are torn by the decision to stay versus leave. This is not uncommon, and either way we are here to offer you and your family any assistance we can.

* Maybe you have already left, but find yourself still dealing with the pain or the complications of the relationship.

* Maybe you just need to talk to someone who will not judge you and will listen to your story and offer support. That is why we are here, to offer hope for a brighter future for you and your family.

Included in this packet is information you may need as you make decisions about what to do now. You are welcome to call Help In Crisis at 1–800–300–5321 with any questions. We offer a safe place for you to stay as you plan your next move, crisis intervention, supportive services and counseling, as well as assistance in filing for a Protective Order. All of our services are at no cost to you and we provide services to anyone who is being mentally, emotionally, physically and/or sexually abused.

You might also be eligible to receive compensation from the Crime Victims Compensation Fund (http://www.ok.gov/dac/Victims_Services/Victims_Compensation_Program/index.html). We can provide you information and an application for that fund if you qualify. And if you need a safe place to stay, our agency has a Shelter — you can speak to an Advocate there by calling 1–800–300–5321 any time of the day.

Please remember none of this is your fault and we are here to help you. Call us anytime at 1–800–300–5321. If it is after normal business hours, you will still be able to talk to one of our Crisis Line advocates. You are not alone.

Sincerely,

The Staff at Help In Crisis