In response to the coronavirus, Reentry Center for Women is operating on a very limited schedule. Our monthly seminars, events, and meetings have been cancelled until further notice. If you have questions or concerns and would like us to assist you, we are still available via phone and email. Please stay safe and adhere to the directives of the CDC and other governmental health officials.
Domestic violence is best understood as a pattern of abusive behaviors–including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks as well as economic coercion–used by one intimate partner against another (adult or adolescent) to gain, maintain, or regain power and control in the relationship. Batterers use of a range of tactics to frighten, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, often injure, and sometimes kill a current or former intimate partner.