No one is immune to domestic violence or an abusive relationship. It can happen to anyone. It happens to men and women of all ages, from all cultures, across all socio-economic groups.
Stress increases the likelihood that a potential abuser will turn violent. Knowing the warning signs and resources available could save someone's life. Pretending that warning signs don't exist will only make a situation more dangerous. If you or someone you know may be in a dangerous relationship, please seek help immediately.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE
Clackamas Women's Services Crisis Line: 503-654-2288
Portland Women's Crisis Line: 503-235-5333
Yolanda House Crisis Line and Shelter: 503-535-3269
Create your own personal safety plan.
This safety kit checklist can help you in case you need to leave an abusive relationship.
Answer these questions to see if you may be in an abusive relationship.
Do you know how to talk to someone who is being abused?
Learn to identify the cycle of domestic violence.