Domestic violence can take place in any community, regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, or religion. Many are often unaware that what they are experiencing is abuse. Sadly, domestic abuse can also be emotional, which is abuse by controlling behavior, physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death. The devastating physical, emotional, and psychological consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime.
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.