Are you (or someone you know) a victim of an abusive relationship?

Does your partner…

  • Push, kick, slap, or hit you?
  • Threaten you with weapons?
  • Deny you access to bank accounts, credit cards, cars, etc.
  • Control all the money?
  • Keep you from family and friends?
  • Prevent you from working?
  • Threaten you with deportation?
  • Insult and humiliate you?
  • Force you to have sex or engage in sexual activity against your own will?
  • Blame you for causing the violence and abusive behavior?
  • Threaten to hurt or take away the children?

Do you…

  • Feel afraid or your partner?
  • Feel unsafe around your partner?
  • Afraid that nobody will believe you?
  • Doubt your judgement or think you are going crazy?
  • Feel depressed, trapped, and powerless?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you should know that

  • You are not alone; you do not have to suffer in silence
  • You have the right to safety for you and your children
  • Violence does not end without help; it only gets worse and more frequent
  • Your children are being affected by the violence
  • Your immigration status does not depend on staying with your spouse