Domestic Violence Information
Love is respect. Love is Kindness. Love is Equal. Love never hurts.
Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. The abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, financial, or psychological. It is abusive when actions, behaviors, or threats of actions manipulate another person to do things they would not normally do or submit to actions they would not choose. No one ever deserves to be abused by their partner or anyone they love.
What to do if you are experiencing Domestic Violence and need assistance in a crisis:
1. Go to a Safe Place
Call a friend and/or MCVP: Crisis & Prevention Center for help. A trained advocate can provide you with immediate support and information.
2. If You’re Still in Danger
The advocate can contact the police or emergency services for you.
3. It is Important to Remember That…
Unless the abuser gets a clear message that you won’t tolerate any more violence, it will not only continue, it will most likely increase.
4. Remember, Whatever You Tell an Advocate is Confidential
No one else has any right to know what you have said and the advocate will not take any action without your consent.
5. If you are the victim of ongoing emotional abuse and just need to talk to someone…
Call MCVP: Crisis & Prevention Center. The advocate can help by listening, by offering alternatives, by just being there for you.
We also offer support services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.