Crisis & Shelter
I’m afraid of my partner.
If someone is hurting you or making you scared, it is not your fault! Domestic violence is about power and control – it isn’t about your behavior or feelings. You can’t fix it or stop the abuse. The batterer is responsible for their behavior – and ONLY they can change their behavior.
There is help available:
What do I do if someone I know is being abused?
Learn more about how to help a loved one who is being abused.
If you are abusing your partner:
Take responsibility for your behavior and make a commitment to change. Call UW hotline at 1-800-MEN-1089 – the Men’s Domestic Abuse Check-Up is a project for men 18 and older who are concerned or have mixed feelings about their behaviors toward their partner.
Get perpetrator treatment from a registered perpetrator intervention provider.
Learn more about perpetrator treatment, if counseling help and how you can know if he is changing.