No one wants to think violence at home will happen to them, but each year more than 12 million men and women experience violence at the hands of an intimate partner. Use the resources below to get or give help.
HHS’s Family Violence Prevention & Services Resource Centerslists more than a dozen centers that provide help to those experiencing domestic violence, including resources for battered women, LGBTQ+, children, and more.
If you or a loved one is in danger right now, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or visit www.thehotline.org.
Learn to recognize the signs
Knowing what constitutes controlling or abusive behavior may help you recognize problems in your own or a loved one’s relationship. Learn the signs and know how to help a friend or family member who is being abused.