Domestic Violence Assistance
If you are being hurt and feel that you are in immediate danger: Call 9-1-1
Click the envelope to send an email message to the Domestic Violence Coordinator. If you would like to speak to the Domestic Violence Coordinator, call 804-501-5732. If no one answers, leave a message and she will return your call.
Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Behaviors may include emotional, financial, or psychological abuse.
Other examples of domestic violence include:
- Name calling or putdowns
- Keeping a partner from contacting family or friends
- Withholding money
- Actual or threatened physical harm
- Actual or threatened sexual harm
- Making threats
- Preventing a partner from getting or keeping a job
Certain forms of abuse may be criminal such as domestic assault, sexual assault, or stalking.
Domestic assault: a sudden, violent attack that may involve grabbing, pushing, kicking, hitting, or threatening physical harm to a spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, child, or other family or household member.
Sexual assault: an unlawful physical attack upon another person, pertaining to or for sex, with or without battery, but may include sexually abusing a person against that person’s will, with the use of force, threat, or intimidation.
Stalking: to pursue or proceed in a steady, deliberate, or sinister manner, placing a person in fear of sexual assault, bodily injury, or death with repeated actions that may include following someone, sending numerous emails or texts, calling repeatedly or sending unwanted gifts or letters.
Anyone can be a victim. Victims can be of any age, race, culture, education, sex, religion, employment, or relationship status. Children and pets in homes where abuse exists are more likely to be abused and/or neglected. Even if children are not physically harmed, they may have emotional and behavioral problems.
Abuse is not the fault of the victim. Help is available.
If you think you may be being abused; if you think you may be abusive; if you know someone being abused; or if you know someone who is abusive please contact the agencies listed in the link below:
Local Domestic Abuse Resources for Henrico County Residents (PDF)
How healthy is your relationship?
Download this Relationship Checklist below to find out.
Healthy – Unhealthy Relationship Check-up (PDF – English)
Relaciones Saludables – ¿Es saludable mi relación? (PDF – En Espanol)
健全人際關係問卷—我的人際關係健全嗎 ? (PDF – 格式)