If you're reading this, you probably...
- Want to learn more about domestic violence
- Have a friend or family member you're concerned about
- Wonder if you're being abused
- Know you're in a tough situation
- Don't know what to do
- All or some of the above
Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone. And abuse is not just about hitting. There are many ways an abusive partner can keep you fearful, anxious, and second-guessing yourself. You see, abuse is about power and control. It’s hurtful.
It’s destructive. And it’s wrong. Always.
If you feel frightened or confused by the things your partner, ex-partner, sibling, or caregiver does or says – and if it seems there’s no way to predict if he/she will be kind or cruel – we hope you'll call our free, confidential hotline at 1-800-315-5579. We’ll listen and, when you’re ready, explore options as you plan your next step to a safer future.
Then take a look at all the other ways we can help – that’s what we’re all about.