Domestic Violence Help
You are not Alone
A range of supportive services, including safety planning, are available for individuals who are or have experienced:
- Relationship abuse
- Sexual assault
- Sexual or labor trafficking
- Dating violence
- Youth who have witnessed domestic violence
Services are free and available for all individuals equally regardless of gender, sex, age, race, religious belief, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, ability, or socioeconomic status.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. You are not alone.
Does your partner …
- Embarrass or make fun of you in front of others?
- Make you feel like you are unable to make decisions?
- Use intimidation or threats to get you to do what they want?
- Threaten suicide?
- Use violence against you, grab, push, pinch, shove or hit you?
- Threaten or abuse your pets?
- Demand that you always be available when they call or text you? Check up on you?
- Use drugs or alcohol as an excuse for saying and doing hurtful things or abusing you?
- Blame you for how they feel or act?
- Pressure you sexually for things you aren’t comfortable with?
- Make you feel like there “is no way out” of the relationship?
- Prevent you from doing things you want, like spending time with your friends or family?
- Try to keep you from leaving after a fight, or leave you somewhere after a fight?
Do you …
- Feel scared of how your partner will act?
- Make excuses for your partner’s behavior?
- Try not to do anything that would cause conflict or make your partner angry?
- Feel like no matter what you do, your partner is never happy with you?
- Stay with your partner because you are afraid of what your partner would do if you broke up?
Get the Help You Need
If you would like to talk with somebody about the relationship you are in, there are agencies that can help.