Domestic Violence & Abuse

By: Delaney Davis

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person they love. If you recognize yourself or someone you know in the following warning signs and descriptions of abuse, reach out.

How People are Effected by Domestic Violence.

1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

More than 60% of cases happen at home.

Domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness among families.

More than 3 million children witness domestic violence very year.

Children exposed to this violence are more likely to have frequent health problems.

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Warning Signs

Seem afraid or anxious to please their partner.

Go along with everything their partner says or does.

Check in often with partner.

Receive harassing phone calls.

Talk about their partner's temper, jealousy, or possessiveness.

Help Change the Facts! Speak Out!

Hotline Phone Numbers

Domestic Violence Hotline:
800.621.HOPE (4673)

Crime Victims Hotline:
866.689.HELP (4357)

Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline:
212.227.3000

TDD phone number for all hotlines:
866.604.5350