Domestic abuse is just as common in farming communities as anywhere else. In fact, the isolation of many farms can exacerbate the problem. Help is available.
If you are being abused
Remember domestic violence is never your fault and no matter what decisions you make you deserve support, understanding and information. You probably already know that your safety may be at risk and that domestic violence is not likely to end on its own and usually intensifies over time. Sometimes people think they can only reach out or help if they have made a decision to leave, but that is not the case.
Take appropriate action while you can. Contact us by clicking on the button in the right side bar or call us 24/7 at 1-877-493-6216
If you find yourself abusing someone
There are reasons for your behavior. Your behavior may be destroying the life of your loved one, yourself and your children. The violence is slowly destroying who you are, and keeping you from ever feeling the serenity and happiness you most want. Call us and we can provide you the confidential help and support your need to make positive changes. You will be respected in the process and your life will be better afterwards.
If you are concerned about someone who is being abused
Help that person recognize the abuse. Validate his or her experience. Acknowledge the injustice – no one deserves to be abused. Encourage that person to call a domestic violence prevention program for information and assistance. Recognize and support that individual's strength.
Either call us or call a domestic violence prevention organization yourself for support and information about how you can help the person you care about. Be accepting of your friend's decision about staying or leaving the situation. Remain a friend to the person you care about, taking into account any safety concerns that may be involved. Continue to encourage your friend to call a confidential domestic violence hotline.
If you observe someone to be in imminent danger, call 911.