Know the facts:

  • 1-in-4 women will experience some form of domestic violence in her lifetime
  • 1-in-3 teenagers reports knowing someone their age who has been abused by a dating partner
  • Women continue to be physically injured at higher rates than men; but anyone can be a victim of family violence - women, men & LGBT
  • Children in homes with domestic violence are at
    the greatest risk of transmitting behavior to the next generation - either as abuser or abused

Every victim of domestic violence is NOT battered. Domestic violence includes: verbal and emotional abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, physical violence and more. We invite you to download the domestic violence resource list above or to request a presentation on the subject for your faith-based group, club, community group, or workplace.

Domestic violence is a complex problem that undermines every tier of our society and destroys families. Conven-tional wisdom on the topic is often based on myths and sterotypes making it difficult for victims to come to terms with their situation and seek help.

Together we can break the cycles of family violence and make a difference in the lives of our friends, families, neighbors and communities.

Breaking the cycle of domestic violence one person at a time
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" Safe Journey accepted me at my lowest point, with no resources or ability to pay. They have restored my hope. They've allowed me to be myself, tell the truth about my pain and get support and education on the important steps I need to take."

Helping or watching a friend or family member involved in an abusive or violent relationship is hard. The "How to help a victim" flyer offers "do's" and "don'ts" to helpers and is designed to support you and the victim.