Lighthouse Family Ministries Northwest

Mary’s Place

No More

Drug Rehab

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV)
List of local programs for victims of domestic violence in WA State.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Warning Signs of An Abusive Person

Warning Signs of an Abusive Person, provided by the Portland WomenStrength Program

Help for Abused Men

While the majority of domestic violence victims are women, abuse of men happens far more often than you’d probably expect. No matter your age, occupation, or sexual orientation, though, you can overcome these challenges and escape the abuse.

An organization dedicated to connecting people seeking addiction treatment to the resources they need to succeed.

Know the 5 types of domestic violence


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What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. Battering happens when one person believes he or she is entitled to control another. Assault, battering and domestic violence are crimes.

Battering escalates. It often begins with behaviors like threats, name-calling, violence in the presence of the other (such as punching a fist through a wall), and/or damage to objects or pets. It may escalate to restraining, pushing, slapping, and/or pinching. The battering may include punching, kicking, biting, sexual assault, tripping, throwing. Finally, it may become life threatening with serious behaviors such as choking, breaking bones, or the use of weapons. (From New Beginnings).


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