Love Shouldn't Hurt
Some Signs of Domestic ViolenceDoes your partner:
- Try to control what you do, where you go, who you meet or talk with?
- Frequently criticize you, in private and in public?
- Try to control your access to money and other resources?
- Destroy your possessions?
- Threaten you, your loved ones, or your pets to get you to comply with his wishes?
- Pressure or force you to be intimate at times and in ways you do not want to?
Domestic Violence is a Crime
If you are being abused, get help now.
Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-562-6025
Eastside DV Hotline: 1-800-827-8840 or 425-746-1940
To Do and NOT to Do
If you suspect that someone is being abused
- Call 911 if an assault is taking place
- Provide nonjudgmental emotional support
- Offer transportation, child care, or help with other resources
- Tell the victim about ways in which she can seek help.
- Tell the victim that the abuse is her fault
- Tell the victim that her suffering is the will of God
- Tell the abuser where the victim is, if she has fled from home.
Please contact Zoltan Abraham at [email protected] or 425.391.1178, ext. 117 for more information.