Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of size, gender, or strength, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Emotional abuse is often minimized, yet it can leave deep and lasting scars.
Noticing and acknowledging the warning signs and symptoms of domestic violence and abuse is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person they love. If you recognize yourself or someone you know in the following warning signs and descriptions of abuse, don’t hesitate to reach out. There is help available.
YWCA 24-Hour Hotline:
(253) 274-5661 TTY
Our trained advocates can assist you if you need help making yourself or a loved one safe.
Our shelter accepts pets, so let our advocate know if you need to find safe shelter for your pet(s) when you call!
YWCA Legal Line:(253) 365-6352
Our Legal Services team provides civil legal counsel, referral, and representation to victims of domestic violence. This combination of services increase victims’ chances of permanently and safely ending their domestic violence relationship and establishing lives free of violence.