Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling behavior that consists of physical, sexual and/or psychological abuse or assaults committed by one intimate partner against another. Domestic violence often occurs because a partner wants to control the thoughts, beliefs and conduct of his or her significant other.
While domestic violence is directed at a particular victim, everyone suffers – children, families, friends and co-workers. Domestic violence affects our entire community.
Visit our interactive microsite for additional insight on domestic violence and how to find hope.
Do you have an intimate partner who may be abusing you? Do you live in fear for yourself and your child(ren)? You may be a victim of domestic violence. If you answer “yes” to five or more of the questions below, you are at high risk for being in danger of serious injury or death.
*Answering “yes” to ANY of these questions indicates that you are at high risk and in danger of serious injury or death. Click here now or call our 24-hour Crisis Hotline at 901-249-7611.
Hear directly from victims who were courageous and took the necessary steps to break free from their abusive situations.
Learn about safety planning guidelines that may help you in an abusive situation.
Teen dating violence is happening among our youth in Memphis and Shelby County. See statistics on the prevalence of teen violence in your community.
FSC serves as one of the primary doors for children exposed to violence in the home. Learn about the Defending Childhood Initiative and more.