If you or someone you know is in a violent relationship, please call 877-442-9811 to reach our 24-hour crisis hotline. Our bi-lingual staff is available to talk about your particular situation, provide emotional support, offer referrals to community resources, and help with leaving your abuser. Staff can also help you with the most important considerations in leaving -- safety planning. If you are not ready to speak with someone about your situation, please read the information we have for you on this site. When you feel ready to reach out, call us.
The following are some suggested tips in developing a safety plan; however, remember that you know your abuser and specific situation best, so listen to your instincts in choosing which of these may or may not be safe for you. Please call 877-442-9811 to learn more about safety planning.
Victims cannot always avoid violent incidents of abuse. To increase safety a Victim can use various strategies.
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Domestic violence is a serious crime -- not a private family matter. There is no "typical" abuser or "typical" victim. Domestic violence happens to families and people of every age, race, and socioeconomic status. Call us at 479-442-9811 for more information.
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Abuse in later life is any abuse and neglect of person age 50 and older by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust. Any older person, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation can be a victim of abuse in later life. Individuals with physical or mental impairments are especially vulnerable to abuse. Remember help is available 24 hours a day.
If you suspect an older adult may need protection from possible abuse, call Adult Protective Services at 479-482-8049.
To talk with someone confidentially about abuse in later life, call a Peace at Home advocate at 479-442-9811.