“Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence.” ~domestic violence statistics from Safe Horizon.
1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
If you are here because you are being abused or you know someone who is being abused, I urge you to seek help.
You are not alone.
Here are a few resources I want to share with you. Hopefully this will make it easier for you to get help.
- The Domestic Abuse Hotline is exactly what it says it is- an abuse hotline for victims and a resource of information for victims and other concerned individuals. The number for the hotline itself is: 1-800-799-7233/1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
- The Joyful Heart Foundation is a great resource that helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape, and child abuse and neglect.
- NO MORE specifically focuses on domestic violence and raises awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault.
- The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides support and information, including information about domestic violence shelters.
- Safe Horizon helps victims of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, and homelessness among youth.
Additionally, I have written two posts about domestic abuse. Even if you aren’t impacted today by domestic abuse, please educate yourself on the signs of abuse. (click on the photo to read the post)