October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! This October, let us honor National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by promoting peace in our own families, homes, and communities. Let us renew our commitment to end domestic violence -- in every city, every town, and every corner of America.
What is domestic violence?
- Hitting, punching, shoving, biting, using weapons
- Forced sexual activity
- Putting down, name calling, playing mind games
- Controlling of all your finances
If you have experienced any of the above forms of abuse, caused by a husband, boyfriend, or intimate partner, you may be a victim of domestic violence. Call your local police department or reach out to the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hours) at 800.978.3600.
HERE is a list of available shelters and walk-in centers for the greater Los Angeles County area.