Dear IL'ites, Threads started by victims of domestic violence asking for help are always painful for us to see. In most cases it is unfathomable that another human being is acting this way. We feel like we want to talk or meet with the victim, hand-hold her out of the situation and put her on a recovery path. But in a virtual community, that is very hard to do. So, you all do the best you can. With as much empathy as is humanly possible, you all provide helpful, friendly and practical advice. These things happen so regularly and the suffering inflicted is so painful that many of us wonder what else can we do. One useful idea that has been mooted from time to time is a comprehensive resource for victims of domestic violence. Specifically a step-by-step instructions on what the victim should do and a listing of local organizations that the victim can call for help. Many victims in DV situation don't have the mental clarity to take broad feedback and convert that into a next action. Anything we can provide that is specific, concrete and actionable would go a long way. Something like..Pick up the phone and call this number. Download this template and log the abuse incidence. etc. That is where a step-by-step guide and a listing of local phone numbers would come in handy. What do you all think? Would it be helpful? If yes, is any of you willing to help us with that? Thank you!