"Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive and assaultive behaviors that adults and adolescents use against their intimate partners.It is the pattern of multiple tactics and repeated events that contribute to the trauma survivors experience. Tactics used by an abuser may include intimidation, isolation, coercion, control, emotional abuse, financial control and often physical and sexual violence against their partner.Recovering from the trauma of an abusive relationship takes time. Getting support is key to your safety, hope and healing process.Hope & Safety Alliance can assist you in making decisions that are right for you. Our crisis and support line is confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can speak with an Advocate who will help you learn about the services and resources available to you, they will offer information, resources, safety planning and support."