Stalking

Overview

Free Counseling for Women Veterans
Any woman who has served in the military is eligible.

Women who have served in the military may experience higher rates of inter personal violence, sexual trauma, and related health challenges than those who have not served.  These challenges exist regardless of combat service.

WEAVE has received a grant from Swords to Plowshares to funded free therapeutic counseling for women who have served in the military.  The counseling is available to any woman who has served and been discharged under any category other than dishonorable.

Counseling is available to address any mental health challenge including trauma experienced in childhood, past or current domestic violence, past or recent sexual assault, PTSD, etc.  The victimization need not be related to military service nor experienced on active duty. All services are completely confidential and access to services is not reported to any military branch, the VA, or similar entity.

To learn more and begin receiving support today, contact WEAVE’s 24 hour Support & Information Line at 916.920.2952. Let them know you are a veteran and would like more information about accessing counseling.

Overview

Stalking
You are not alone. How WEAVE can help:

24 hour Support & Information Line

Legal Assistance and Advocacy

WEAVE offers legal assistance with:

  • Obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order
  • Preparing for a restraining order hearing

Counseling Services

Safe At Home Program

A no cost mail forwarding service which provides an alternate address to use for mail, DMV, voter registration, etc. in order to keep home, work, and/or school addresses confidential.


 

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Counseling Available to Women Who Have Served in the Military
Funded Counseling Availability to Qualifying Veterans

If you are a woman who served in the military for two years or longer and received any discharge other than dishonorable, you may qualify for no-cost counseling at WEAVE.  

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Important Things to Know About Stalking

What is stalking?

A course of behavior that is obsessive and harrassing that causes the victim to fear for their safety and the safety of their friends or family members.

What can stalking look like?

  • Repeated phone calls (including hang-ups)  and making annoying or threatening phone calls
  • Vandalism of victim’s property
  • Following victim or showing up at places victim frequents
  • “Drive-bys” of victim’s home, work, school, friends, etc.
  • Information gathering on victim – via the internet, post office, utilities, employer, school, etc.
  • Sending letters, gifts, photographs, mementos
  • Making false police reports against victim
  • Contacting family members and friends of victim
  • Violating restraining/stayaway orders
  • “Spying” on victim and/or taking photographs of victim

What to do if you think you are being stalked:

  • Document, document, document!!!
    • Stalking Incident Log & Telephone Call Log  - printable log here.
  • Think about security:
    • Personal – be aware of surroundings
    • Residential – change locks, residential alarm, notify neighbors (neighborhood watch)
    • Workplace – notify employer, co-workers, security
    • Vehicle – look around, under, and in car before entering and then close door and lock car and then start ignition
  • Look into obtaining restraining order from court

For more info check out: StalkingAwarenessMonth.org and the Stalking Resource Center

Help victims of stalking by donating today.

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Facts About Stalking

• 1 in 10 adults will be stalked in their lifetime

• 3 out of 4 stalking victims are stalked by someone they know

• 1 out of every 6 women and 1 out of every 19 men have been stalked at some point in their lifetime

• 77% of female victims are stalked by someone they know.

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