DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES

End Violence. Refuse To Be Silent.

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

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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 a 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)

  • Walk-in services are available at 2 Tracy Ave Belmont, NY 14813

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 click on the link below.

  • Isolation

  • Economic abuse

  • Verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse

  • Intimidation

  • Coercion and threats

  • Physical abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Using children

  • Minimizing, denying, blaming 

CAN I GET AN ORDER OF PROTECTION IN FAMILY COURT?

Yes, you can file a petition in family court if:​

  • You are related to the person by blood or marriage; or

  • You are legally married to the other person; or

  • You have a child with the other person; or

  • You have or have had an intimate relationship with the other person, such as dating or living together for some time.