Help for Jo
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Yesterday, I found a time when Chris wasn’t watching my every movement, took some deep breathes and I called an organisation my friend told me about. The call went to voicemail so I left a message asking for someone to call me back after 3pm – that’s when I finish work. At 1pm, I got a call from a private number – I hate private numbers.
I speak with a support worker called Susan. We agree to meet up this morning in a place near me that I feel comfortable with. I didn’t want her to come to my house as my partner doesn’t know about this yet and might get angry with me for seeking protection for my family.
Susan seems kind and really listens to me. She also knows a lot about where to go to get help and together we begin to make a safety plan to keep me and Billie safe. I already feel much more positive.
One thing did worry me though, Susan said the support she can offer is “time-limited”, whatever that means.