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Domestic Violence

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There is a place you can trust when there is no where else to turn…

You are not alone!

  Please, call 911 if you are afraid from your immediate safety. Or for help dealing with an abusive relationship,
please call our 24 hour, confidential hotline at 1-800-642-3150

Laurel House is here to provide support and information as you explore your options. Everyone’s situation is different and only you know what is best for you. Whatever your decision or current situation, there are steps we can take to help you increase your safety and connect you with community resources.

What is domestic violence?

It is an “equal opportunity offender”. Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. And it can happen to those who are married, living together or simply dating.

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive and coercive behaviors including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks, as well as economic coercion that adults or adolescents use against their intimate partners.

Domestic violence can take many forms, including physical abuse, psychological, emotional, verbal and financial abuse, sexual violence and isolation. Laurel House staff members and volunteers are trained to help victims of all types of domestic violence.

How is your relationship?

  • Embarrass you with bad names and put downs?
  • Loot at you or act in ways that scare you?
  • Control what you do, who you see or talk to, or where you go?
  • Stop you from seeing or talking to friends or family?
  • Take your money or Social Security, make you ask for money, or refuse to give you money?
  • Make all the decisions?
  • Tell you you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away or hurt your children?
  • Act like the abuse is no big deal, it’s your fault, or even deny doing it?
  • Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
  • Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?
  • Shove you, slap you or hit you?
  • Force you to drop charges?
  • Threaten to commit suicide?
  • Threaten to kill you?

 If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, you may be in abusive relationship. Help, support and information are available to you through the Laurel House. Please call our confidential 24-hour hotline at 1-800-642-3150 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) Courtesy of the National Domestic Violence Hotline,  www.ndvh.org

For more information check out our Domestic Violence Brochures or Domestic Violence Links.

 

 

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