On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.1 No matter when you were abused, you can get help at any time. The Coalition is here for you.
Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive behavior used by one person to gain and maintain power and control over another in the context of an intimate or familial relationship. Domestic violence can happen to anyone- adult women and men, teenagers, people who are mentally and physically disabled, and the elderly – regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, or economic status. According to the Domestic Violence Resource Center, "One in four women, one in seven men, and one in two non-binary people will be a victim of domestic violence at some point in their lifetime."
If you are in immediate danger, dial 911. Help will come to you, wherever you are.
CONTACT NH'S 24/7 Domestic violence HOTLINe
NH's 13 domestic and sexual violence crisis centers provide free and confidential support services to anyone impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, or child abuse.
Services include 24/7 support available on the confidential hotline
Accompaniments to hospitals, police departments, courts, and child advocacy centers
Prevention education programming and in-service training
What to expect when you call Anyone can call New Hampshire's Domestic Violence Hotline at any time. When someone calls the statewide hotlines, they will often first talk with a crisis center's answering service. The answering service will take the caller's first name and number and have an advocate from the crisis center in her or his area call them back. Generally, these calls are returned in about 5 minutes. Crisis center advocates are there to provide support and information. They can help survivors or concerned friends or family with things like safety planning or finding shelter, support groups, financial, medical, legal or social service resources. Many callers may just want someone caring to talk with who will listen and believe them. Advocates will share options and never pressure survivors to do anything they do not want to do.
Financial abuse is a form of domestic violence and is a commonly used tactic by perpetrators to trap their partner in the relationship. Financial abuse prevents victims from acquiring, using or maintaining financial resources.Approximately 98% of those who have been victim of domestic violence experience financial abuse.
The 13 member programs of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence provide services regardless of gender,age, health status (including HIV-positive), physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status or religious or political affiliation.