You can change your behavior. There is no excuse for abuse. Help is available.

Did You Know?

There are many resources available to help you. Abuse and violence in relationships is not okay. Everyone suffers - the person who is being abused, children, and you may be suffering too. 

For FREE local services, visit the Resources section of this website. Making these connections will be time well spent in the long-term. Taking these steps may help you and your children live without fear of future harm.

Visit the Call or Chat Live 24/7 section of this website for FREE confidential help. You can speak to trained professionals to ask questions and discuss resources to support you.   

Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, is abuse towards a current or former dating partner, spouse, fiancé, or girlfriend/boyfriend or if you have a child together. Abuse can happen to both teens, adults and elders regardless of gender -- women, men, and non-binary individuals. 

There are many forms of abuse:

  • physical

  • sexual

  • emotional or psychological

  • stalking

  • financial

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