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- 24 hour hotline and crisis response (717) 632-0007
- Emergency safe housing and referrals to local shelters
- Legal advocacy, including assistance with filing protection orders
Recognizing the fact that domestic violence is a serious issue, the Safe Home Program was developed in 1981 by YWCA Hanover. The foundation of the program is the strong belief that individuals have a right to control their lives and make decisions without fear of assault or degradation.
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive and coercive behaviors used to maintain power and control over another in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, or cohabitation. The abuse may be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, financial, or technological.
One in four women has experienced intimate partner violence in her lifetime.
The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds 5.8 billion annually.
It has been estimated that 70% of men who abuse their partners also abuse their children.
Everyone deserves a Safe Home. Cada persona merece un Hogar Seguro