united to end violence against women
We offer a number of programs and services to help support and empower the women and children of our area.
There are many different forms of abuse, including physical, emotional, sexual and financial. Some signs of abuse may be evident – bruises and broken bones – while others may be more subtle – the woman changes the subject when asked about her home life.
While on their own, any of the indicators below may not suggest abuse, a combination of these factors may be warning signs of an abusive relationship.
An abused woman may:
You can offer support to an abused woman i many ways:
Even with the support of family and friends, there are times when an abused woman needs to seek professional help. Shelter workers are knowledgeable about services and organizations that can help her. You can contact the closest shelter by using the Find a Shelter section to see what is available in the area.