Your safety is the most important thing.
If you are in immediate danger call 911. SafeNet has a 24/7 Hotline Number at (814) 454-8161. The Hotline offers emergency help, shelter, support, and counseling.
What is domestic violence?
Domestic Violence, also called relationship violence, is any behavior used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner through fear.
Abuse can happen in any relationship. It can happen between couples who are married, living together, or just dating. It can also happen between other family members such as a parent and child, even grandparent and grandchild. It can also happen with adolescents and teenagers in dating experiences.
It can be inflicted on a person of any race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, educational background or income level. In fact, domestic violence occurs at the same rate in heterosexual relationships as homosexual relationships, approximately 1 in 3.
Domestic violence is characterized by physical and/or psychological assault and coercive behaviors that cause fear, intimidation, injury, suffering or even death. Statistics show 1 out of 3 American women report physical abuse by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.
You can come directly to SafeNet’s offices during Business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM) at 1702 French Street or make an appointment to seek shelter, counseling, support, education, and legal help.
SafeNet has rolled the use of the RUSafe Application for use on cell phones. The RUSafe Application is free to download through Google Play or the App Store.