Domestic violence can include physical, emotional or sexual abuse. It is a pattern of behavior in a relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. It can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or go to: http://www.ndvh.org/
Looking for help in the Milwaukee area? The brochure You Are Not Alone offers a list of local agencies who can help you including the following:
Sexual Assault Treatment Center - Aurora Health Care
Sojourner Family Peace Center