Home should be a place of love, safety, and comfort. For many, home is anything but safe. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year. October is designated as a time to become aware of the signs, to share knowledge, and to speak up against Domestic Abuse which includes violence, threats, terror, economic abuse, intimidation, and may involve children.
Some forms of violence are not as evident as others. Many victims suffer in silence and even become numb and feel helpless. Knowing and discussing the signs of domestic abuse is a start in affecting change.
Mobile Apps for People Concerned with Safety and Security
Circle of 6 is an app to alert friends when they’re in a threatening situation. Two taps will send out one of three predetermined text messages to 6 contacts and an address and map of your exact location. The App also contains pre-programmed hotline numbers such as 911. Circle of 6 is the winner of the Department of Health and Human Services / White House “Apps Against Abuse” Challenge.
BSafe is a personal safety alarm app that sends an emergency message and GPS map link of your location to your chosen contacts “Guardians” with a single button, who can respond. Subscription includes real-time GPS tracking and Alarm Activation.
1Title-Secured Loans, Secured LOCs and Title Pawns: Maximum loan amount in Tennessee is $6,500, assuming customer qualifies for and accepts both the Pledge max of $2,500 and Secured LOC max of $4,000. Minimum loan amount for title-secured loans in South Carolina is $601.
Must be at least 18 years of age (19 in Alabama). Account approval requires satisfaction of all eligibility requirements, including a credit inquiry, a motor vehicle appraisal and a review of title condition. Must present valid government issued ID. Proof of income documentation and ability to repay analysis is required in some Texas locations. Certain other eligibility requirements and terms & conditions apply. Funded amounts vary by state and product.
2Personal Unsecured Loans/LOCs: Unsecured loan amounts and products not available in all stores/states. Max loan amount for first time borrowers is $1,000 ($500 for an in-store personal loan in AZ). Returning customers with a good payment history may qualify for higher loan amounts, currently up to $2,500. Loans above $1,000 ($500 for an in-store personal loan in AZ) require two consecutive pay stubs showing direct deposit. In-Store: Account approval requires satisfaction of all eligibility requirements, including a credit inquiry. Bring in proof of income (dated within the last 30 days), active bank account details (dated within the last 45 days), proof of residency, a voided check, and a valid government-issued ID to apply. In AZ, a valid AZ motor vehicle registration in your name is also required. Min $601 in SC. Without SSN or ITIN, max loan amount is $350. Online: If you do not have an SSN or ITIN, please visit us in store to apply.< Additional items required for eligibility, including: a valid and active email address and telephone number, a valid SSN, and proof of residency for the state in which you are applying (currently AZ, SC, TN or TX). Min $610 in SC. Certain other terms and conditions may apply. Online personal loans are facilitated by TitleMax, and applicants will be redirected to a different domain to apply.
– In Tennessee, TitleBucks offers title pledges, and secured and unsecured Lines of Credit (“LOC”). Only one LOC account allowed per customer, inclusive of other lenders. LOC customers are subject to a periodic income (and collateral, if applicable) review/validation. Refinancing is not available for the Tennessee Pledge product.
– TitleMax of Texas, Inc. d/b/a TitleBucks and TitleMax Online of Texas, Inc., d/b/a TitleMax act as Credit Services Organizations to assist customers in obtaining a loan through an unaffiliated third-party lender. Please see store associate for details. Please see Texas Schedule of All Fees. TitleBucks does not offer pawn loans or pawn transactions in Texas.
– TitleMax®, TitleBucks®, and InstaLoan®, are not considered competitors. Please see a store associate for details.