What options are there for women who need protection from men they share a dwelling with?
How can they preserve their lives and that of their children from the hurt and abuse experienced by abusers who refuse to let them leave?
President of the Organisation for Abused and Battered Individuals (OABI), Sherna Alexander-Benjamin says Safe Houses are one option.
Safe Houses are aimed at providing a safe and secure refuge for survivors of abuse.
But just how can they be accessed?
Alexander spoke with News Power Now are shared how those in need can use them.