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24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-593-5322


Trained ACCORD staff are available 24-hours a day, every day of the year to provide free and confidential services for victims of domestic violence. 


Services Offered Include:

  • Accessing emergency shelter

  • Filing family offense petition to help you get an order of protection

  • Advocates that can go to court with you

  • Help you assess your risk and create safety plans

  • Domestic violence support group

  • Identifying other available local resources (i.e. a counselor, housing services, legal services)

Our services are available to men, women, and children regardless of: income, marital status, sexual orientation, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, citizenship, or criminal arrest or conviction record.

What is Domestic Violence?

“We define domestic violence 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.  Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.”

    ~Office on Violence Against Women

What are the Forms of Abuse?

Domestic Violence takes many forms, for more information on these types of abuse see the Power and Control Wheel.

  • Isolation

  • Economic abuse

  • Verbal, emotional, psychological abuse

  • Intimidation

  • Coercion and threats

  • Physical abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Using children

  • Minimizing, denying, blaming 

What is an Intimate Partner Relationship?

Domestic Violence is not limited to a marriage or dating relationship, Domestic violence can take place between:

  • People legally married or divorced

  • People with a child in common, including adopted children

  • People related by marriage, like in-laws

  • People related by blood, like brothers, parents, cousins

  • Unrelated people who live, or have lived together for periods of time

  • Unrelated people in, or were in an intimate relationship (current or former), like same-sex couples and teens who are dating