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Domestic Violence Hotline

It’s a sign of abuse if her partner:

  • Calls her names, insults her, constantly criticizes her, humiliates her
  • Isolates her from family and friends
  • Monitors where she goes and how she spends her time
  • Controls finances, refuses to share money, or gives her an allowance
  • Threatens to have her deported or to report her to a welfare agency
  • Threatens to take the children away
  • Threatens to kill or hurt her, the children, other family members, or pets
  • Threatens her with a weapon
  • Destroys property, such as household furnishings
  • Pushes, slaps, hits, bites, kicks or chokes her
  • Forces her to have sex or to perform sexual acts

For more information or referral to local domestic violence shelters, call the National Domestic Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233)