Domestic Violence

According to the CDC, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience physical violence by their intimate partner at some point during their lifetimes. If you or someone you know is in a violent or abusive relationship, help is available.

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Domestic violence is the systematic use of threats, intimidation or physical force to gain control over another person. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is domestic violence by a current/former spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner. IPV can take a number of forms, including physical, verbal, emotional, economic and sexual abuse.

Domestic violence can occur between any relatives or members of a household.
Adults, children and adolescents may also experience abuse and violence in the home.

If you or someone you know has experienced any of the following, our counselors, attorneys and advocates are here to help.

Learn the Signs of Abuse

Types of Abuse

  • Physical Abuse – hitting, slapping, punching, pushing, forceful grabbing, holding, biting, hair pulling, choking, spitting, blocking doors
  • Emotional Abuse – screaming, swearing, extreme jealousy/lack of trust, manipulation, isolation, threats, humiliation
  • Sexual Abuse – demanding sexual favors, forcing sex, unwanted or unwelcome intimate contact
  • Financial Abuse – withholding funds, stealing money or property, giving an allowance