What is Domestic Violence?

A pattern of abusive and threatening actions used to dominate power and control over an intimate dating partner or spouse. An abusive partner uses many types of abuse. Domestic violence includes the use of physical, sexual violence, threats and intimidation, stalking, emotional, psychological, financial control and spiritual abuse. The power and control wheel is used to help identify a pattern of abuse.

Are you in a cycle of domestic violence? 

Help is available to stop the cycle.  If you are in a emergency situation or are in need of a shelter reach out  to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) www.hotline.org

Advocacy and education is available in Helping Hands Resource.

 Please don't suffer in silence. Awareness can save a life.

The harsh reality is that every year, 1,510,455 women and 834,732 men are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner. On average more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States.

• Every 9 seconds a women is beaten or assaulted in the U.S

  • Nearly one in four women in the United States reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend at some point in his/her life.

Violence and Teens

• 1 in 4 adolescents reports verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse each year.

Violence and Children

• 15.5 million children in the United States live in families in which partner violence occurred at least once in the past year, and seven million children live in families in which severe partner violence occurred.

• In a single day in 2008, 16,458 children were living in a domestic violence shelter or transitional housing facility. Another 6,430 children sought services at a non-residential program

• Technology has become a quick and easy way for stalkers to monitor and harass their victims. More than one in four stalking victims reports that some form of cyberstalking was used against them, such as email (83 percent of all cyberstalking victims) or instant messaging (35 percent). Electronic monitoring of some kind is used to stalk one in 13 victims

Start your search here for domestic violence programs and shelters near you. 

You can search with a zip code or the city you are looking for help in.

Every October since 2013!

The Purple Event is our highly anticipated annual gathering dedicated to raising awareness about domestic violence. This special occasion brings together individuals, organizations, and the community to shine a spotlight on the issue of domestic violence and its impact on individuals and families.

Through engaging activities, educational presentations, and inspiring speakers, the Purple Event serves as a platform to promote understanding, support survivors, and foster a community that actively works towards ending domestic violence. Join us at the Purple Event and become part of the movement to create a world free from domestic violence.

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