Help is Available
Many resources are available during different intervals of survivorship, and those still dealing with abusive situations.
Don’t be afraid to reach out for help during any of these times. While we try to do all we can, we are not a resource for an emergency.
IS IT ABUSE?
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors that adults and adolescents use to control their intimate or dating partners. It can include physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and other controlling behaviors. The following questions may help you decide whether you are in an abusive relationship
Here are some questions if you are not sure
Does your partner ever…
- hit, kick, shove or injure you?
- use weapons/objects against you or threaten to do so?
- force or coerce you to engage in unwanted sexual acts
- threaten to hurt you or others, have you deported, disclose your sexual orientation or other personal information?
- control what you do and who you see in a way that interferes with your work, education or other personal activities?
- use technology to track, monitor or frighten you?
- steal or destroy your belongings?
- constantly criticize you, call you names or put you down? make you feel afraid?
- deny your basic needs such as food, housing, clothing, or medical and physical assistance?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above, please know that help is available.
If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1
24-Hour National and Statewide Domestic Violence Hotlines
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Utah Domestic Violence Coalition LINKline
Your Local Victim Advocate
Many do not know this, but there are victim advocates located directly in your local police department. For non-emergencies, call your local PD non-emergency phone number and ask to be connected with their victim advocate within their department. They may be able to provide excellent resources available locally and easily accessible to you. Victim advocates are trained and there to help you.
Call 211 or visit online for a broad range of resources provided in Utah.
Keeping Kids Safe
Financial & Legal Help
Information about Protective Orders
Information about Legal Aid
Mental Health Crisis Resources
National Suicide Prevention Hotline