Domestic violence is an ongoing pattern of behaviors that one intimate partner or spouses exerts over another as a means of control. Domestic violence may include: physical violence, coercion, economic abuse, threats, intimidation, isolation, stalking, verbal and emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse.
Domestic violence occurs every 15 to 18 seconds in the United States. Abuse cuts across all lines of race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and gender.
Golden House is here to help victims become survivors. Our highly trained staff is here to listen and support - without judgment - as we provide help and healing to adults, children and families.
- Community Based Services: Advocates stand ready to support and respond to victims and their families as they navigate their journey. Services are available for any victim that would like individual counseling, legal advocacy or support groups. Golden House provides specialized services for children and families through one on one sessions and support groups.
Domestic abuse is a community-wide issue: One that transcends the boundaries of economic status, racial, gender, religion or lifestyle. In recognizing this, Golden House is continuously reaching out to the community, raising awareness of and educating about healthy relationships and how to recognize the red flags of domestic or dating violence.
Our commitment is to the victims of domestic violence as strongly as it is to the vision of a world free of this torment.
- Emergency and Crisis Services: Domestic abuse victims can reach out to Golden House during their most vulnerable moments through the 24 hour hotline or in person at our facility. Advocates for victims, children and families are available 24/7 to listen, support, and discuss options to navigate the crisis.