Battering should not be viewed as isolated incidents resulting from family disputes. Rather it is a pattern of repeated abuse from which the battered victim does not see an escape.
All too often, battering results in murder or serious injury. It is estimated that domestic violence is the cause of 1,300 deaths and 2 million injuries in the United States each year.
A crisis intervention and referral phone line for domestic violence. Hotline staff members can speak English or Spanish and have access to translators for many other languages.
The use of the word “violence” is inclusive of all misuse of power, be it verbal, emotional, sexual, etc. Domestic Violence and other forms of abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other.
Spousal Abuse is a Crime!
• Domestic violence occurs in families from all walks of life
• The worst physical abuses usually occur in the most intimate relationships
• Abuse tends to escalate, become increasingly more frequent and severe
Domestic Violence Hotlines:
1·800· 799·SAFE (7233)
1·800· 787 ·3224 (TTY)
IN AN EMERGENCY CALL ‘911 – WE ARE HERE TO HELP