Letter: Survivors need all the resources they can get

"I hope the Legislature will see fit to increase funding for both of these agencies because domestic violence victims need the both the vital, comprehensive services provided by crisis centers and the legal expertise offered by NHLA."

Letter to Editor (New Hampshire)

Paula Lesmerises
Concord Monitor (NH)
February 26, 2019

Tags: Domestic Violence, Funding: State & Local

Organizations mentioned/involved: New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA)


Survivors of domestic violence have gone through enough and are in desperate need of a wide variety of resources. New Hampshire is fortunate to have several organizations working to support domestic violence victims and their families.

Crisis center advocates are available 24/7 to provide support, accompany survivors to court, hospitals and police departments, and help survivors find jobs, save money and rebuild their lives. These same crisis centers manage emergency shelters that provide survivors and their children with a safe place to stay when fleeing an abuser. Additionally, N.H. Legal Assistance provides legal support to survivors who find themselves in the criminal justice system and in desperate need of legal representation – a very important part of a survivors’ journey to independence.