Someone I Know Needs Help

When you suspect someone you know is living in domestic violence, it is your responsibility to do something about it. It’s important to handle the situation carefully, and you may be unsure of what to do.

The links below provide some information and can help you connect to available supports. 

Above all, know that domestic violence is never simple.  The reasons why someone is living with abuse are complex.  It’s important to be patient and try not to judge.  Offer your support and let her know that you are there for her, and can help her reach available services in the community. 

If someone is in immediate danger, call 911. 
If you suspect a child may be in danger, call the child protection hotline at: 1-800-387-KIDS

What Can You Do?
Types of Abuse
Contact a Shelter
Domestic Violence and Your Workplace