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A different world is possible

The Truth Behind Domestic Violence

Imagine being told every day by someone you care about that you don’t deserve them, that you are incapable of making your own choices, that you are inadequate and won’t be able to hold down a job.

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A different world is possible

The Truth Behind Domestic Violence

Imagine going to a restaurant to spend a few hours with a friend only for your partner to drive around looking for your car. They barge in on your conversation and demand you come home immediately.

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A different world is possible

The Truth Behind Domestic Violence

Imagine someone you love timing how long it takes you to get from home to work to make sure you never deviate from the schedule they think you should keep.

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A different world is possible

The Truth Behind Domestic Violence

Imagine having your cell phone, credit card, I.D., and birth certificate taken away from you, forcing you into co-dependence.

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A different world is possible

The Truth Behind Domestic Violence

Imagine being forced to share a bed with someone who has taken advantage of you because that is the only way you can be sure your kids have what they need.

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A different world is possible

The Truth Behind Domestic Violence

Imagine being able to break free from that or being able to help those who face these realities every day.

If you have ever experienced any form of abuse, we are here to help.

Call our hotline at 479-246-9999 — 1-800-775-9011

About Us

We exist to help all those in NWA who are not able to call home a safe place, those who are or have experienced domestic abuse, sexual abuse, or sex trafficking. We strive to make all individuals in NWA feel safe, seen, home, and human.

Survivors Speak

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Courtney’s Story

We received the following letter in mid-December from Courtney*, a client who received services last year: “Words truly cannot express the impact that services from the NWAWS have had…

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Young and Hungry to Speak

“Some of the most drastic changes we see in our residential clients over the course of an average 30 day stay occur in the youngest of our clients. In…

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Melissa’s Story

Melissa was living a picture-perfect lifestyle. With a high-end apartment in downtown Denver, a great job, and what from the outside appeared as a strong relationship, she was living…

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Our Impact At a Glance

675 Individuals
We served roughly 675 individuals through safe shelter, legal advocacy, counseling support, rehousing, and other resources.
750 preventative education
We did preventative education with over 750 students in 2019
8,600 safe nights
We provided over 8,600 nights of safe shelter in 2019
460 Hours
Our legal advocates worked for over 460 hours to help secure orders of protection, file divorce papers, custody papers, or other legal matters
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Events

Fresh StART 2021

10.23.2021

Get ready for Fresh StART 2021!

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Blog

A Look at Spiritual Abuse Through the Lens of Domestic Violence

When you hear the term “domestic abuse”, what first comes to mind? Many of us first think of bruises…