All calls are confidential, and we can help you get connected to the resources you need.
Are you or someone you love experiencing domestic violence? If so, you may have questions on how to get the help needed to end the cycle of violence.
How do I know if I am a victim of domestic violence?
You may be experiencing domestic violence if your partner physically harms you, tries to control your behavior, isolates you from friends and family, criticizes or humiliates you, or forces you to have sex against your will. Domestic violence most often begins with subtle behaviors that become more intense and frequent over time.
How do I find help?
We have resources to help both patients and families that may be experiencing domestic violence. Through Project Safe,
we help victims of domestic violence get much-needed medical care and connect with community resources. We also offer a free confidential information line, answered by a specially trained counselor who will respond to your call and assist with education, community resources, referrals and safety planning.
Often it can help to talk with someone outside your circle of family and friends to make decisions that will improve your situation. We have trained staff onsite at our hospitals who can answer questions and assist you if you are concerned about physical or emotional violence in your relationship.
What if someone I care about is experiencing violence in their relationship?
It may be difficult to know how to help when someone you love is in a violent relationship. Our Project Safe
counselors can teach you how to support those you care about.
Does domestic violence impact children in the home?
Children depend on their parents and caregivers to provide them with a safe environment in which to grow and thrive. Domestic violence creates an unsafe situation in which children are more likely to be victims of abuse themselves, either directly or when attempting to intervene to protect their parent. Learn more »
Why doesn’t the victim just leave the situation?
Sometimes leaving can be dangerous. That’s why careful planning is essential. We have resources available to help a victim of domestic violence safely plan their exit strategy.
Living with domestic violence robs precious moments from life. But we can help you begin living in safety and peace.