Domestic violence is a range of abusive behaviors used to achieve and maintain power and control over a partner. Domestic violence comes in many different forms, for instance: Verbal, emotional, physical, psychological, economic, sexual, spiritual, immigration status, isolation from family and friends, social media, pet abuse and basically any tactic that can be used to exert control.
Domestic violence hotlines in NYC: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) -or- NYC Mayor’s Office to combat domestic violence
www.nyc.gov/domesticviolence -or- you may visit a Family Justice Center in your borough which specializes in assisting survivors of domestic violence (no matter what your immigration status is at the time)
National hotline: 1-800-799-7233