Signs and Signals of Domestic Abuse

Abuse is not always physical.  Abuse is a choice. Abuse can also be verbal or emotional, isolation, threats... They do it gain or keep control.

The Refuge Network is the safe place to turn to for help for victims of domestic violence throughout the Minnesota counties of Chisago, Kanabec, and Isanti just north of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Does your partner:

  • Control where you go and who you are with?
  • Call you abusive names?
  • Isolate you?
  • Harass you at work?
  • Threaten to harm you?
  • Threaten to harm your children, someone you love, or your pet?
  • Become extremely jealous?
  • Destroy things that are important to you?
  • Follow you in your home and not let you leave?
  • Threaten to take your children away from you?
  • Touch you in ways that hurt or scare you?
  • Insult or humiliate you?
  • Intimidate you or those close to you?
  • Push, strike, hit, kick, or choke you?
  • Blame you for the abuse?

 

If these behaviors are occurring or have occurred, it is not OK, and it is not your fault.

You are not alone. You have the right to feel safe. You have the right to get help.

An advocate is always available to speak with you, 24 hours a day at:

1.800.338.SAFE (7233)

The Refuge Network - a program of Family Pathways You are not alone. You have the right to feel safe. You have the right to get help.Download The Refuge Network Brochure

The Refuge Network - a program of Family Pathways You are not alone. You have the right to feel safe. You have the right to get help.Download The Refuge Network Vitctim Brochure