Also be aware that there are few things more frustrating than trying to help a victim of DV who is not ready to accept the help. DV does things to you emotionally and physically that make it hard to even see that there is a road out, and a lot of counseling is often needed before people are willing to leave. People not in the situation find it difficult to accept that someone will stay in such a situation. Sometimes, but seldom, is it as simple as just providing a practical solution to a victim.
I saw you came back and marked this as helpful two years later. I always wonder about these responses that come so long after the original answer. I really hope this means that you were able to assist your friend in getting help and that she was able to get out of the abusive situation and start moving forward in a better, happier and safer life.
We see so many sad and tragic things, sometimes it is good to know when things turn out well. It helps to know that maybe what we do actually means something for people, because honestly there are some days where it really seems that people are pretty much scum. So it is good to hear happy stories:)