Domestic violence has long been a worldwide pandemic. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that more than 10 million women and men are abused by their intimate partners each year. This epidemic happens in every community regardless of age, income, gender, race, race, or ethnicity. Domestic violence can include many forms of abuse including physical abuse, sexual abuse, stalking, verbal abuse, mental abuse, and financial abuse.  It is important to know the warning signs for your own relationship and to recognize the signs in the relationships of the people you love. No one has the right to harm you.

If you are experiencing abuse and need help or want to learn more about what help is available in your neighborhood, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or visit their website at