Leaving an abusive relationship is scary, but staying could be deadly – a better life awaits you.
We have been where you are and know how hard it can be to leave someone you love. But know that physical, emotional, or psychological violence towards you and your children is not love; it is abuse, and you deserve better. You are not the one with the problem; they are, no matter how much they may tell you it is your fault they treat you this way.
We provide temporary safe housing for women and their children in Azle, TX, and surrounding areas leaving a life of domestic abuse.
Leaving is possible; people care about you, and you are not alone.
At the Future, Hope and Healing Center, our mission is to help you stay safe, recover and rebuild. We will help you reignite the spark within you that is dedicated to finding a better way to live, supporting you every step of the way.
Your partner may have told you that no one else cares about you, they love you, but it is your fault they treat you the way they do. They are wrong. You are not the person who has a problem – they do! According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, some of the warning signs that you are in an abusive relationship include the following:
If any of the above sounds familiar to your situation, your relationship is not built on love. It is one of control and abuse. You do not deserve to be treated this way; a better life is possible.
Do You Need a Safe Place to Stay?
Contact us (817) 929-1866
An abuser often tells you you can’t afford to leave them, but you can! Staying at a domestic violence shelter is free, and there are several nonprofit organizations (including The Future, Hope and Healing Center) that can provide you with temporary financial support for:
- Temporary shelter or rent funds
- Gas money
- Utilities & water
- Daycare support
- Food, clothes, food
- You deserve to be treated the way you are. False; love isn’t always a bed of roses, and it is okay for couples to disagree from time to time. But a healthy relationship does not include violence of any kind. There is no justifiable reason for violence in the home, the workplace, or the community.
- If I followed the teachings of the Bible, they wouldn’t be angry – False; abusers do not care what is written in the Bible. They beat their partners because:
- They think it is a way to maintain control of the relationship
- Have anger, alcohol, or drug issues and get angry easily
- They were victims of abuse themselves and are replicating the cycle of abuse
- They do not know how to have a healthy relationship
- They think it is their right to abuse and control you because they are “head of the household.”
The National Domestic Violence hotline advises the following could be signs of domestic abuse:
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, some warning signs include the following:
- Their partner insults them in front of other people.
- They worry 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.
If you think your friend or family member is being abused, be supportive by listening to them and asking questions about how they’re doing. The abused person may not be ready or able to leave the relationship immediately.
Future, Hope & Healing Center is run by volunteers who have been where you are now and have found freedom. We can help you on your journey to a life free from violence, but we can’t do it for you. The decision to leave is yours but know that it will be the best decision you will ever make!
We offer confidential and professional one-on-one support services and counseling.