No To Abuse

Advocating on behalf of victims of crimes of domestic violence, stalking and sexual abuse, No To Abuse has served victims of domestic violence for over 20 years in our community.

About Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. Domestic violence occurs in both opposite sex and same sex relationships and can happen to intimate partners who are married, living together or dating.

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Recognize There Are Different Types of Abuse

Physical Abuse is using physical force to control a partner. This includes hitting/punching, slapping, shoving, grabbing, pinching, biting, hair pulling, using weapons and other physically violent behaviors. It also includes denying medical care and/or forcing alcohol or illegal substance use upon a partner.

Sexual Abuse is forcing or coercing a partner to engage in unwanted sexual contact or behavior. This includes marital/intimate partner rape, attacks on sexual parts of the body, forcing sex after physical violence has occurred, treating a partner in a sexually demeaning manner, and forced prostitution.

Emotional Abuse is an intentional undermining of an individual's sense of worth and/or self-esteem through constant criticism, name-calling, playing emotional games to keep a partner in emotional turmoil, or damaging one's relationship with her/his/their children.

Economic Abuse is using finances to control a partner. Economic abuse includes maintaining total control over financial resources and/or withholding access to money.

Psychological Abuse includes causing fear by intimidation, threatening suicide, or harming their partner, children, or partner's family or friends, destruction of pets or property, and gaslighting (making their partner question their sanity or reality).

Isolation is a tactic often used by abusive partners by sabotaging relationships, moving away from family and friends, refusing to allow contact, monitoring phone calls, and demanding their partner account for their whereabouts.

We Are Here For You!

If you or anyone you know is in need of services, you can contact us at our 24/7 crisis hotline. English & Spanish speaking advocates are available to assist.