What Is Domestic Violence (DV)
What is it?
Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that a person uses to gain power and control over an intimate partner. It can include physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Domestic violence is something that can happen to anyone. DVS can help by providing advocacy, support, and education.
If you are a victim of domestic violence…
Please know you are not alone. Services, information, and how to get help is available. Please call us for free and confidential assistance.
In an emergency…
- call 911 for the police
- find a safe place for you and your children
- seek medical attention if neccesary
If you think you may be a victim of domestic violence, call us at 425-25-ABUSE (425-252-2873 – collect calls accepted), and/or take this self-test.
You may also check to see if your partner is exhibiting these warning signs.