Domestic Violence affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.
If you are concerned about abuse and control in your relationship with your intimate partner or have questions about the signs of domestic violence, please call the YWCA's confidential Crisis and Information Line. Our trained counselors are ready to help 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
YWCA Crisis and Information Line: (615) 242-1199 or toll free 1-800-334-4628.
Calling the Crisis and Information Line is the first step towards safety and healing. Domestic violence feeds off of silence and fear. By calling the Crisis and Information Line and sharing your story, you are taking that crucial, albeit frightening step, towards freedom from abuse and control. Click here to learn more about the signs of domestic violence.