• We Are Here To…

    Listen when you are ready to talk.

  • We Are Here To…

    Give you supportive information and answers.

  • We Are Here To…

    Assure you it was not your fault, you are not alone and you have choices.

  • We Are Here To…

    Empower you to plan for the future.

  • Stalking

    Stalking is the willful, malicious and repeated following and harassing of another person with the intent to instill fear or a credible threat of violence.

    Have You Done Any of the Following Because You Felt You Were Being Watched or Followed?

    • Moved to a new location?
    • Changed jobs or asked for a job transfer?
    • Moved to a relative or friend’s house or a shelter?
    • Changed your phone number?
    • Considered seeking counseling?
    • Asked to be escorted to your car?
    • Changed work schedules or routes to work?
    • Stopped visiting places you previously frequented?
    • Taken self-defense courses?
    • Bought pepper spray?
    • Purchased a gun?
    • Installed an alarm system in your home or car?
    • Put new or extra locks on your home?
    • Bought a “guard dog?”
    • Told friends, coworkers, or family that you were being followed or watched?

    If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, chances are you have been or are a victim of stalking

    Steps You can Take…

    • Call the police if you suspect danger
    • Call the Advocacy & Resource Center
    • Keep a journal documenting incidents of contact
    • Ask the police for copies of the reports
    • Consider getting a protection order
    • Invest in a caller ID, answering machine or a recording device
    • Talk to any witnesses to determine whether they will testify in court if necessary
    • Tell neighbors, coworkers, friends, and relatives
    • Get a 9-1-1 cell phone (available at the A & R Center)
    • Consider getting a post office box for your mail
    • Try not to be alone when you are out of your home
    • Vary your patterns, e.g., where you run, shop, etc.