If you are a Victim
You are not alone. Look around you, in your workplace and in your social circle. It is likely that at least one person in these groups is in a situation similar to yours. In the United States this year, one in five women will be abused by her partner; one in fourteen men will be abused by his partner.
Being in an abusive relationship -- and surviving -- requires considerable skill and resourcefulness. Any time you do or say something as a way to protect yourself and your children, you are assessing risk and enacting a safety plan.
Through this site we hope to show you that you are not alone -- there are many people and organizations ready and willing to help you find safety and live violence free.
Check Community Resources for domestic violence service providers in your community -- also state and national organizations that can help, such as the National Domestic Violence Hotline 800/799-SAFE.
• What is Domestic Violence?
• Why Does Domestic Violence Happen? True or False?
• The Cycle of Violence
• Why Someone Abuses
• Talk To Your Employer
• Create Safety Plans
• If You Need to Take Time Off from Work
• If You Decide to Leave Your Job
• If You Want to Get a Protective Order
• If You Are an Immigrant Woman