Programs & Services
Understanding abuse can be difficult and confusing – whether it is happening to you or someone you love- but know, you are not alone. Abuse is not simply physical harm. It is any pattern of controlling behavior — emotional, physical, financial, sexual, or verbal — it can be any or all of those things. The important thing to recognize is this abuse is when one person exerts power over another. It could be withholding financial support,food, transportation, threatening with custody of the children, humiliation in public or private, or controlling how you move around in the community or who you interact with. When any behavior is used to control another person – it is abuse.
The first step is to recognize that there is violence in your life or the life of a loved one and then reach out to get some help to understand what you can do about it.