Empowering Women, Children & Families to Live Free From Violence
Serving Martinsville, Henry & Patrick Counties
Southside Survivor Response Center
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Partners may be married or not married, living together, separated, or dating. Victims can be of any age, sex, race, culture, religion, education, employment, marital status or social class. Although both men and women can be abused, most victims are women. Studies show that 1 in 4 women have experienced or are experiencing some form of abuse.