I am worried
Sometimes you have a gut feeling about a domestic violence situation of your relative/friend/neighbor/student and you want to discuss it with someone. Maybe you have noticed some warning signs, including:
- Their partner puts them down in front of other people
- They are constantly worried about making their partner angry
- They make excuses for their partner’s behavior
- Their partner is extremely jealous or possessive
- They have unexplained marks or injuries
- They’ve stopped spending time with friends and family
- They are depressed or anxious, or you notice changes in their personality
It can be difficult as an outsider or family member to interfer with seeing your loved one being abused. You might want to “save” them, however leaving an abusive relationship can be dangerous for a victim. If someone you know is in a controlling abusive relationship, please contact us to discuss how we/you can help them.
You can also call the anonymous Crime Tip Line (+599) 717 7251.
If you need immediately help in a life threatening situation, dial 911 or call the Police Department at (+599)318 2333.
If you need help and want to speak to somebody urgently, you can call Unit Social Support at (+599) 318 2555 or Dirkje de Jong, unit manager Social Support at (+599) 318 4788.
You can also call Victim Support at (+599) 790 0426