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Saturday, August 10
6:30 PM
Into the Woods Event Space

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About New Directions

Since 1993, we have been commited to assisting domestic violence victims by helping them break free from the cycle of abuse.

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Get Help

Are you in a domestic violence situation? You're not alone. Our dedicated team would be honored to walk through this journey with you.

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Give

If you would like to donate to the life-changing work of New Directions, please click the button below. Every dollar makes a difference.

Our Mission

Safety. Empowerment.  Freedom.

New Directions of Decatur County strives to increase social consciousness about domestic violence and to assist individual victims by helping them break free from the cycle of physical and emotional abuse.

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Recognizing the Spectrum:
Understanding Various Forms of Abuse

At New Directions, we recognize that abuse extends beyond physical harm. We stand firmly as advocates for victims facing emotional, sexual, financial, electronic, and stalking abuse. Our commitment is to provide comprehensive support for survivors on their journey to healing.

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Physical Abuse

Infliction of bodily harm, violence, or force

 

Example: Hitting, slapping, or physical aggression

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Emotional Abuse

Manipulation, control, and psychological harm, damaging mental well-being

 

Example: Constant criticism, humiliation, or isolation

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Sexual Abuse

Non-consensual sexual acts, coercion, or exploitation

 

Example: Rape, unwanted touching, or sexual coercion

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Financial Abuse

Controlling finances, restricting access, or exploiting economic vulnerability

 

Example: Withholding money, controlling spending, or sabotaging employment

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Electronic Abuse

Harassment, monitoring, or control through technology and online platforms

 

Example: Cyberbullying, unauthorized surveillance, or online harassment

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Stalking

Persistent unwanted attention, surveillance, and intrusive behavior

 

Example: Following, threatening, or unwanted communication

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The Reality of Domestic Violence:
Megan's Story

OUR 2023 IMPACT:

228

adults were served by New Directions throughout the year.

415

children were indirectly served through the support New Directions provided for parents.

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