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What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of physical assaults, threats and coercive behaviors used to maintain control over a current or former intimate partner. Abusive behaviors can include ongoing verbal, emotional, sexual, physical, psychological and economic abuse, and typically get worse...


Miriam’s Story

Miriam worked full time at a local bank and lived with her boyfriend, Joey. When she became pregnant, the sporadic abuses she had experienced from Joey became far more frequent and violent. Miriam was the primary lease holder on their...


Anita’s Story

Anita, mother of two children, aged 10 and 12, had fearfully disclosed to a member of her church that her husband, Brian, was abusing her. That member berated Brian about it, which only served to intensify the violence. Brian ultimately...