I think Steven Dana offers a valuable and much needed service..one of the hardest parts of dealing with Domestic Violence is learning how to overcome the sense of embarrassment and helplessness. Having a safe place to go and speak out where others who have been in your situation will listen is invaluable. Keep up the good work Mr. Dana, you are needed.
It is amazing to see another human who cares about domestic violence and abuse prevention. This is one of the most sensitive topics in the society on which no one wants to work on openly. Thank you for what you do, I hope to join forces and stop this crime forever. Dianna
Without the advice I would give up and let him just kill me.
My experience with this agency has been nothing short of amazing. Facing a very troubling situation i was in need of help on a professional level. I reached out to these guys and I was given nothing but respect as well as directed and guided with professional and informative advice. I wasn't judged in any way and that's what really makes the difference here. I feel my privacy is safe as well as my dignity. Thank you for all you've done. You have my seal of approval!
“I would like to thank PROTECTION FROM ABUSE for their help today. My abuser was threatening to send out private pictures of me. They immediately set up a time for us to talk. I was at a loss of where to go. I felt like I had no one. They listened and pointed me in the right direction. Now come tomorrow I will be taking control of the situation and starting on the road to becoming me again. Ladies and gentlemen, I urge you to talk to them. No one deserves what we are going through and we shouldn’t have to go at it alone. Please, talk to them. Let them help you. They stand for what most people wouldn’t. We deserve our lives back.”Anonymous Survivor
“This is an organization that protects those who can’t protect themselves. A highly recommended, very professional and respectful group of individuals who put victim safety first.”Kelly
“I wanted to let everyone know I had an assessment done for me by Protection From Abuse. It really helped me gain perspective on the danger I’m in now and how much I could be in later. They are also talking to me about how to ensure safety when my threat becomes higher. The assessment was thorough and he had great knowledge and genuine care as we went through the assessment. I highly suggest reaching out for his help if you are unaware of your potential danger and/or need safety plan help.”Anonymous
“I just wanted to make it known to everyone here that you can get a very eye-opening, free, professional, personal lethality/risk assessment to determine your risk of danger. MOST of us women’s internal ‘sense of danger’ is warped after being in an abusive relationship for a period of time. This risk assessment was the first step in helping me realize the potential danger that I really am in and to realize all of the ways my Husband was and still is abusive. They continue to check in with me and re-assess as things change with the no contact order, courts, anger, manipulation, etc. I HIGHLY recommend and encourage you, if you feel it might be a critical time, to reach out and set up an interview. I was also told by the DA that I might be able to use the danger assessment as something to present to the judge in sentencing (because if you can show data in how potentially dangerous the situation might be, it can help with longer/harsher sentence to protect you).”K.G.
“I personally know of more than one female currently in a domestic violence environment. It’s scary. You are confused, and unsure of what to do, whom to talk to, trust, where to go, torn, guilty, stay, go..Your heart says one thing and your brain says another. I STRONGLY encourage you to contact PROTECTION FROM ABUSE. They can help you with a threat assessment for your specific situation, and to understand where you are at in this process, and what steps to safely take next.”S.N.
“This man is doing great work for a good cause. Keep doing what you’re doing Steven Dana. Your speaking segment at the Close Protection Conference was definitely one of my personal highlights amongst many at the conference.”A. Vasquez
“I want to share this page with all of you here. I just had a conversation with the founder and CEO of this company, this is a service and someone that I would absolutely be comfortable to refer to a victim. He is trained, knowledgeable and understanding in the complexities of abuse. He is also an advocate who will offer help to any victim without judgment. Please know that you are not alone, there is help out there for you. We are always here if you have any questions.”Domestic Violence Advocate
“Protection From Abuse “is working with me to find a way to keep me safe. I answered uncomfortable questions about my Narc/Socio frankly. I know that I am in danger. I didn’t have a “number” for the level, but I do now. It erased some thoughts that the ex instilled in me that I am crazy and removed some fears that I am being overly cautious. My consultation opened my eyes to some things I have done that could put me in further jeopardy. Things the ex could use against me. I finally feel like someone else out there cares if the ex kills or has me killed. I have someone who knows what he is talking about and will help me find a way to survive this next year, which seems to be the most dangerous, based on being a 28 danger assessment level. I have relaxed just a little and I feel that I can be more proactive. I have been sitting here in the woods, scared of being picked off like a deer in hunting season. I have things to accomplish fairly quickly, and my safety and life depended on it. I have to make some very scary changes, some drastic. I want to live, I want to be happy again! I have confidence that I am being given advice that will lead me in that direction. Please pray for me as I make this scary journey! I have to face him once more.”G.A.
“Hey, I would like to thank you so much for everything! I have now moved out of Minnesota for my safety.”Anonymous
“I wanted to check in with you and let you know that I have been separated from my abuser since about January 28th and I’m really doing great I was homeless and had absolutely nothing when I left now I have my baby in daycare and my family is helping me and I have an apartment that I love and I furnished it myself and I have way more money and happiness than I ever had with him I just wanted to thank you for doing the danger assessment with me it did help because I am a nurse and I do things based on evidence based practice all day long so nursing research really does mean something to me I’m so much happier so thank you for taking the time to talk with me and help me think about my situation more clearly.”Laura
“As a Man, Husband, Father, Son, Brother, retired Police Sgt, Christian Pastor, I feel a strong instinct to protect. Cornerstone’s own Steven Dana is the founder and CEO of this phenomenal organization! Check it out, refer someone to it, we all know someone who’s abused and believes there’s no way out. Steve and his team of National professionals are really making a difference. Call him, there’s no cost. It only costs if you don’t.”Pastor Ralph Graves, Jr.
“Thank you for all that you do. I know that my story could be worse, but I have a very long way to go to feel human again. Without your organization and you responding so quickly as things come up for me in this process with guidance and support, I don’t think anyone would have believed me and understood the threat that I live under. Thank you for helping others who have no idea what we go through understand that escaping is not just as simple as walking out the door and it’s all over with!”Gina