Domestic Violence Information and Services

What is Domestic Violence?

You are a victim of domestic violence if your partner tries to control you with any of the following five types of abuse:

  • Physical Abuse: throwing objects, hitting, using weapons, etc.
  • Verbal or Emotional Abuse: criticism, name calling, withholding affection, etc.
  • Sexual Abuse: rape, unwanted touching or sexual practices, incest, child molestation, etc.
  • Economic Abuse: withholding or lying about assets, preventing access to employment and/or medical care, etc.
  • Psychological Abuse: intimidation, threatening, harassment, isolation from friends, etc.

Battering is the primary cause of injury to women -- more frequent than auto accidents, muggings and rapes...combined!

Domestic Violence Services

  • 24-hour Crisis Hotline
  • Latin American outreach
  • Police, court and hospital accompaniments
  • Victim Witness accompaniments
  • Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
  • Employment services
  • Domestic Violence Shelter for Women and Children
  • Support groups
  • Individual counseling
  • Referral information

An abuser may try to track your internet activities!

Special attention needs to be taken when visiting web sites on the internet. Information you have brought up on the internet (including our web page) may be viewed by anyone who knows how to access your computer's history or cache file.

In order to prevent this from happening, you should clear your computer's history and cache file. This can be done by accessing your internet browser settings.

Here is what to do:

Internet Explorer

1. Pull down View menu, select Internet Options.
2. On General page, under Temporary Internet Files, click on "Delete Files".
3. Under History click on "Clear History".


1. Pull down Members menu, select Preferences.
2. Click on WWW icon.
3. Select Advanced.
4. Click "Purge Cache".


1. Pull down Edit menu.
2. In the menu that drops down, click on "Preferences".
3. Click on Navigator and choose "Clear History".
4. Click on Advanced then select Cache.
5. Click on "Clear Disk Cache".

On older versions of Netscape:

1. Pull down Options menu.
2. Select Network Options, Select Cache.
3. Click on "Clear Disk Cache".

Please Note:
Clearing web browser histories in this way will delete ALL histories of visited websites. If you are concerned that someone may be checking up on your Internet usage, the absence of all files and history may appear suspicious.

Additionally, there are other software programs available that can track website visits.

If you believe that someone may be monitoring your Internet activity, try using a friend's computer, or one at the public library

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