DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES
End Violence. Refuse To Be Silent.
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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?
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