Violence and abuse can affect anyone. It doesn't matter what race or culture you come from, how much money you have, or if you have a disability. It is most common among women between ages 15 and 54, but it can happen at any age. Abuse can be physical, mental, and emotional. The majority of sexual violence is directed at women, is not reported, and is associated with residual effects such as post-traumatic stress disorder. More...
Resources: Learn more about how to know the signs of violence and abuse. If you are being abused or have a loved one who is abused, or think there is abuse, get help as soon as you can. To access listings of emergency hotlines, county resources for rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters, as well as information about violence against women in the state, click here.