Domestic violence can have a lasting effect on those involved.
Survivors, however, don’t need to face the aftermath alone.
At least 12 million people in the United States face various types of domestic violence every year.
More than one-third of women and one-fourth of men experience rape, physical violence, or stalking from someone they are acquainted with in the United States, according to The National Domestic Violence Hotline.
The situations can affect the health of survivors.
Women who are survivors of are twice as likely to face depression, according to the VAWnet. They are nearly twice as likely to develop an alcohol-related disorder.
Several resources are available for those impacted, according to a release from the Prince William County Police Department (PWCPD).
They can contact the police department by calling 911 or 703-792-6500.
Action in Community Through Service (ACTS), a non-profit in Dumfries, offers a Domestic Violence Hotline that can be reached at 703-221-4951.
Those interested in ACTS’ Community Awareness and Education program may call 703-221-4460.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Dating Abuse Helpline are also available for survivors.
To contact hotline, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224, or chat online.
An online chat service is also offered through the helpline, which can also be reached by calling 1-866-331-9474 or texting “loveis” to 22522.
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