Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a pattern of damaging and intimidating behaviors that include physical, emotional, financial, verbal, and/or sexual assaults against an intimate or romantic partner.

These behaviors can be carried out by someone who is, was, or wishes to be involved in a relationship with you. This kind of violence can happen to an adult or teen and is known by many names including domestic violence, partner abuse, dating violence, and battering. All of these forms of IPV involve abusive behaviors that are used to establish control over someone else.

Victims can be of any age, culture, education, marital status, employment, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Although people of all genders can be abused, most victims are women.

If you would like to speak to someone, call our 24-Hour Helpline at (410) 997-2272.

Does your partner:

  • Criticize and degrade you?
  • Act very jealous and possessive?
  • Isolate you from your family and friends?
  • Force you to engage in sexual acts?
  • Control your finances?
  • Threaten to hurt you or your children?
  • Become violent and then blame you?
  • Place hands or objects on your neck?

If you answered YES to any of these questions and would like to speak to someone, call our 24-Hour Helpline at
(410) 997-2272.

24-Hour Sexual, Dating and Domestic Violence Helpline: (410) 997-2272

HopeWorks

 

9770 Patuxent Woods Dr., Suite 300

Columbia, MD, 21046

(410) 997-0304