DATING VIOLENCE LOOKS DIFFERENT IN EVERY RELATIONSHIP

Dating and sexual violence are about POWER & CONTROL for the abuser.

It is not your fault.

Call/text us at 463-201-2792 to find resources.

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IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER CALL 911

We help survivors of all genders, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and religion.

Experiencing just one of the following means you may be in a violent situation; help is just a call or click away.

All services are free and confidential. We have supportive advocates, therapists and resources available to help you!

Verbal Violence

  • Constantly harasses you with angry, degrading or demanding language

  • Frequently speaks hurtful words to you or curses at you

  • Threatens to harm you, themselves, your pets or people close to you if you leave the relationship

Emotional Violence

  • Manipulates personal information to make you feel bad about yourself on purpose

  • Tries to make you question your own decision-making abilities

  • Tries to isolate you from your family, friends, co-workers, social groups or faith organizations to make you feel alone and helpless

  • Alternates between praise and violence causing confusion

Physical Violence

  • Physically harms you (i.e. kicking, hitting, slapping, punching, strangulation, or biting)

  • Injures you on areas of your body that would not be noticed by others such as torso, under your hair, upper arms or upper thighs

Technology/Digital Violence

  • Uses technology to monitor, bully, threaten or otherwise stalk you or people close to you

  • Tracks your physical movements and social interactions through social media or difficult to detect tracking spyware installed on your phone or computer

  • Demands total access to your digital accounts through passwords or passcodes but will not share theirs with you; may often say “If you’re not doing anything wrong, why won’t you give them to me?”

  • You have the right to privacy from everyone – even your partner.

  • Uses technology to otherwise intimidate or harass you (i.e. sending fake messages from your accounts to friends/family/co-workers, setting up fake profiles to gain more information about you or those close to you)

Sexual Violence (can occur within a relationship or on its own)

  • Forces you to engage in sexual activity or acts that you are not comfortable with doing

  • Touches you/gropes you without permission

  • Sexually assaults and/or rapes you

  • Sabotages your contraception and STD protection

Post-Separation Violence

  • Will not accept the end of a relationship

  • Repeatedly watches or follows you or people close to you (in person or online)

  • Gives you unwanted gifts and/or shows up at places they know you go or will be

  • Continues to call, text, message, contact you, or show up where you are after you’ve told them to stop

  • Threatens suicide or harm to you if you do not get back together