Domestic Violence

Every 9 Seconds ...

A woman is beaten in this country.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.

How You Can Help

You can volunteer at local domestic violence shelters in your community. You can also donate to reputable local and national domestic violence shelters.

**REPORT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!**

If you see something, do something!


**Report Abuse:


The National Domestic Violence Hotline:

**1-800-799-SAFE(7233) 

(24 hours a day / 7 days a week)


 **In the event of an emergency, dial 911, when it is SAFE to do so!