Domestic Violence

Domestic violence happens when an intimate partner or family member tries to control you or abuses you. Abuse can be physical, social, economical, sexual, or psychological. Every day someone is abused by his/her husband, wife, partner, or family member. There are many types of abuse. For example, abuse can happen if your partner or a family member:

  • Does not let you visit friends or family
  • Gets angry quickly or acts overly jealous
  • Threatens to hurt you or your family
  • Destroys your property
  • Does not allow you to go out
  • Controls all the money 

There are several things you can do if your partner or family member is abusing you. You can talk to your doctor, call 911, go to the police or tell a family member or close friend about the abuse.

Remember:
  • You are not alone
  • Don't blame yourself-domestic violence is not your fault
  • Domestic violence is a crime
  • Have a safety plan
  • Teach children emergency numbers

National Domestic Abuse Hotline:

1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or TDD: 1.800.787.3224
or call: 911


For more information, click here:
Domestic abuse - How to get help