About Abuse

Domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are issues that affect the entire community. Chances are, whether you are aware of it or not, someone in your life has been affected by abuse or assault.

Most victims don’t immediately access professional support services, such as a hotline, when they disclose the abuse and reach out for support. It is more likely that they will seek support from a family member or friend. While friends and family members want to help, if they do not have basic awareness about the dynamics and effects of abuse, they might not be able to respond in a helpful, empowering way.

Click on the links to the left for some basic information on domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Our resources page provides helpful links to even more information about these crimes.