Immediate help is available.
- • New Beginnings’ 24-Hour Helpline: (206) 522-9472
- • DAWN’s Advocacy & Crisis Line: (425) 656-7867
- • YWCA’s Domestic Violence crisis/info. help line: (206) 461-4882
- • Washington State Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline: 800-562-6025 (voice/TTY)
Intimate partner violence and domestic violence are best described as a pattern of behavior that one individual exhibits over another as a means of control. It can take the form of physical, verbal, emotional or psychological.
According to the Center for Disease Control’s 2011 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), over 10 million people in the United States experience physical violence each year by a current or former intimate partner. Additionally, over 1 in 5 women (22.3 percent) and nearly 1 in 7 men (14.0 percent) have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime, translating to nearly 29 million U.S. women and nearly 16 million U.S. men.
GenEQ staff are available to help you navigate Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence resources, provide a general orientation to resources and a friendly, confidential point of contact. GenEQ staff are not trained professional counselors or specialized intimate partner violence/domestic violence advocates. Please refer to the local service providers listed below for direct support, legal advocacy, and case management.
If you are or someone know you is in immediate danger, pick up the phone and call 9-1-1.
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