We are the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence.
We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.
Domestic violence is not just about physical abuse.
It includes any form of violence within a relationship (marriage, common law or dating) - sexual, emotional, financial and psychological, including threats.
Since abuse can happen to anyone, people can have special concerns. They can be scared they may have to reveal their sexual orientation. Children are harmed just by seeing and hearing the violence. This can also help if you grew up in a violent home.
Even if a child is not physically harmed, they may have emotional and behavior problems. They can also be hurt by things that are thrown or weapons that are used. Call a resource listed in this book to talk to someone. Find out how to get a Personal Protection Order (PPO).
Although both men and women can be abused, most victims are women.
Children in homes where there is domestic violence are more likely to be abused and/or neglected.
Santa Fe Ave., Suite 124 Oklahoma City, OK 73118 Hotline: 1 (800) 522-7233 Office: (405) 524-0700 TTY: (405) 512-5577 Website: [email protected] Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence 9570 SW Barbur Blvd., Suite 214 Portland, OR 97219 Hotline: 1 (888) 235-5333 Office: (503) 230-1951 Fax: (503) 230-1973 Website: Coalition Against Domestic Violence 3605 Vartan Way, Suite 101 Harrisburg PA 17110 Office (717) 545-6400 TTY (800) 553-2508 Website: Paz para la Mujer Apartado 193008 San Juan, Puerto Rico 00919-3008 Office: (787) 281-7579 Website: ww.Email: [email protected] Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence 422 Post Road, Suite 201 Warwick, RI 02888 Hotline: 1 (800) 494-8100 Office: (401) 467-9940 Fax: (401) 467-9943 Website: [email protected] Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault P. Box 7776 Columbia, SC 29202 Office: (803) 256-2900 Website: Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault P. Box 141 Pierre, SD 57501 Office: (605) 945-0869 Website: Coalition To End Domestic & Sexual Violence 2 International Plaza Dr. Box 222734 Christiansted, VI 00822-2734 Hotline: (340) 773-9272 Fax: (340) 773-9062 Website: [email protected] Domestic Violence Coalition 205 North 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 Hotline: 1 (800) 897-5465 Office: (801) 521-5544 Website: org Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence P. Box 405 Montpelier, VT 05601 Hotline: 1 (800) 228-7395 Office: (802) 223-1302 Fax: (802) 223-6943 Website: [email protected] Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance 5008 Monument Avenue, Suite A Richmond, VA 23230 Office: (804) 377-0335 Website: [email protected] State Coalition Against Domestic Violence 711 Capitol Way, Suite 702 Olympia, WA 98501 Hotline: 1 (800) 562-6025 Office: (360) 586-1022 Fax: (360) 586-1024 Website: [email protected] Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence 5004 Elk River Road, South Elkview, WV 25071 Office: (304) 965-3552 Fax: (304) 965-3572 Website: Coalition Against Domestic Violence 1245 E.
Victims can be of any age, sex, race, culture, religion, education, employment or marital status.