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After Years of Abuse, She’d had Enough

Bessie knew her husband shouldn’t hit her, but she was isolated and scared. Finally, Bessie made a plan and escaped. Domestic violence affects teens, men and women from all backgrounds, and it knows no boundaries. Watch Bessie’s Story above. Abuse spans all ages. Watch Teens Start Talking, Carolyn’s Story and Kari’s Story.

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National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) 1.800.787.3224 (TTY)

National Dating Abuse Helpline 1.866.331.9474, text “loveis” to 22522 or chat online at 



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