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Need Immediate Help? - NOMORE.org - NO MORE: Together We Can End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault If you see, hear, or suspect someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911. For assistance, counseling, and referrals to local advocacy centers, please call the appropriate hotline below. nomore.org ...

The What, Why, and How of DVAM | The National Domestic Violence Hotline Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence, domestic abuse, or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. It can happen to anyone at any point in a relationship. Domestic violence includes b ...

HEART4Victims supports all victims of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and HEART4Victims is sharing helpful information and resources this month. DVAM evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and was conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.    

Sexual violence is any type of unwanted sexual contact, ranging from sexist attitudes and actions to rape and murder. Sexual violence can include words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will. An offender might also use force, threats, manipulation, or coercion to commit sexual violence. Sexual violence is preventable through collaborations of community members a ...