Domestic Violence

Safe Haven Domestic Violence 419-289-8085

Supporting Ashland County residents in the prevention, intervention, support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and rape crisis.

Are you a victim of domestic violence? Are you worried about a friend or family member who you suspect is in a violent situation?

Here’s how to tell if your concerns and suspicions should motivate you to take the next step:

Do you ever feel afraid of your boyfriend, spouse or partner?
Has your partner threatened to harm or has already physically harmed you?
Does your partner limit your access to money?
Does your partner prevent you from spending time with family members and friends?
Have you witnessed your partner degrading a female family member, like his mother?
Does your partner frequently break things when she’s angry?

Answering yes to these questions can mean that you’re a victim of domestic violence. But they’re not the only questions. In fact, there’s more to domestic violence than physical harm.

Domestic violence can also take the form of:

  • Emotional abuse, where one person plays mind games with and controls his or her partner, or makes the partner feel humiliated.
  • Spiritual abuse, when one partner uses the Bible to manipulate and control the other’s behavior, or to justify the physical abuse.
  • Financial abuse, or restricting your access to money or a job, and making a person ask for money to spend on food, clothing or entertainment.
  • Mental abuse involves controlling a person’s ability to think for herself. A partner that isolates you from your family, damages your or someone else’s personal property, or waves weapons around to intimidate you—these are all examples of mental abuse.

You’re not alone in your situation. Safe Haven Domestic Violence Center is here to help. Contact us via the 24-hour crisis hotline at 419-289-8085 OR 800-656-HOPE (4673).

If you are in imminent danger, call 911.

Safe Haven’s comprehensive domestic violence services include advocacy, peer support groups, and emergency shelter. We help victims of domestic violence by offering a safe and judgment-free environment so you can change your life, get out of a dangerous situation, protect your children, and get back on your feet.

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