Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors by one person in a relationship to maintain power and control over the other person.  The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, or financial actions, or threats that coerce or influence the other person. Intimidation, isolation from friends/relatives, tracking the partner’s movements and activities, and controlling access to money, are some of the common behaviors that can occur. From teenagers to the elderly, in a new or longstanding relationship, straight or LGBTQ, people can experience domestic/dating violence. Our domestic violence services work to meet the safety, emotional, social, legal, and physical needs of victims.