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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In Events, Health by rapsheet

If you are experiencing domestic violence, HELP IS AVAILABLE.

What is domestic violence?

…a pattern of coercive tactics that can include physical, psychological, sexual, economic, and/or emotional abuse, perpetrated by one person against a family member or intimate partner, with the goal of establishing and maintaining power and control. Domestic violence occurs in all kinds of intimate relationships, including married couples, people who are dating, couples who live together, people with children in common, same-sex partners, people who were formerly in a relationship with the person abusing them, and teen dating relationships.

Support is available and nobody ever deserves to be abused.

Click these links for an overview of resources available for:

For a full list of shelters and advocacy services near you, go to >>> Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.