Domestic Violence and Abuse Stories

Domestic violence stories enable you to learn about domestic violence firsthand including: what domestic violence is, how domestic violence affects children, and how Safe Horizon’s services help all victims of abuse and those involved in the relationship violence.

These domestic violence stories are told by real victims of abuse that Safe Horizon helped.

All names of victims, children and abusers in these domestic violence stories have been changed to protect their privacy. Images used are only representations of Safe Horizon’s clients.

Domestic Violence Stories

Dating Violence

Children & Domestic Violence

Financial Abuse

Male Domestic Violence Victims

Domestic Violence in the LGBTQ Community

Help Domestic Violence Victims Today

If you would like to help save victims of domestic violence and the traumatized children who witness abuse, you can donate to support Safe Horizon and our domestic violence programs.

Each donation to Safe Horizon helps the give more than 250,000 children, adults, and families affected by violence and abuse the tools and resources they need to heal and recover every year.

If you’re experiencing domestic violence and need help, you can call our 24/7 domestic violence hotline at 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) If you're outside NYC, call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
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