According to the CDC, nearly 24 people per minute are victims of a form of domestic violence. Strong advocates against domestic violence, St. Luke’s Health offers programs to help our community recognize and prevent violence and has eliminated negative influences from our environment. Take a moment to learn the facts and what you can do to help.
Domestic violence can take many forms, but it involves using threats and intimidation or violent behaviors to gain power and control over another person. In addition to intimate partner violence, it can also include child abuse, elder abuse, and sibling abuse. Domestic violence can occur in various ways:
If you know or suspect someone you care about is a victim of domestic violence, here’s what you can do to help:
If you or someone you know suffers injuries from domestic violence, you can seek help at your closest St. Luke’s Health community emergency center. Our doctors and staff can help with your immediate needs and also recommend domestic abuse counselors. Call 1-800-799-SAFE to speak to a representative from the National Domestic Abuse Hotline. If you’re in immediate danger, call 911.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline – Help a Friend or Family Member
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