Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior to establish power and control through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence.

Domestic violence does not discriminate, we are all susceptible to domestic violence regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, social standing, or immigration status.

Is it Domestic Violence?
Extreme jealousy? Rules about who, what, when, where you visit/go?
Sudden mood swings? Going from nice to angry with no warning, often blaming you?
Economic abuse? Do they hide or take away your money or resources?
Minimizing, denying, & blaming? Do they often blame you for the violence in the relationship?

The Purple Door’s Victim and Residential Advocates are here to assist all survivors with advocacy, peer counseling, wellness and empowerment, and other community resources needed, even when survivors do not wish to pursue legal intervention or use shelter. Victim and Residential Advocates can:

• Provide crisis intervention and advocacy
• Criminal Justice Advocacy
• Accompaniment to law enforcement offices, court, and/or legal offices
• Provide safety planning, including safe shelter
• Provide information and referrals to community resources

No appointment is needed for face-to-face crisis intervention and advocacy services. Please call the 24-hour crisis hotline at 361.881.8888 or 1.800.580.4878 (HURT).