Friend kicked out of home in Florida - what resources can I recommend?
August 26, 2013 1:13 PM Subscribe
An friend just got booted out of her home in Florida with an hour's notice by her boyfriend. She has no money, important possessions from small to large in the house, and pets.
I advised her to call the police but beyond that I had no idea. Later I found the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
, and sent her the hotline number.
But there must exist checklists or articles for this sort of situation, seeing as it happens so often in abusive relationships!
posted by L'Estrange Fruit to society & culture (6 answers total)
Note: this relationship was showing strongly abusive controlling behavior but no physical violence (yet). The booting out was prompted by a predicted trigger as she was taking steps to secure a measure of independence.
Basically: if this ever happens again, what's the best advice to give? Are there easy-to-find resource/advice lists to send to friends in this bind? I hate feeling helpless from thousands of miles away.