Transforming Lives Since 1977
NNEDV President & CEO Kim Gandy.
Option House, provides 24-hour crisis intervention shelter, transitional housing, outreach services, legal services, information, education and awareness to family violence victims.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The corporation is organized to promote the health,safety and rights of victims of family violence, and to promote the education of the community by:
Providing 24-hour emergency crisis intervention, temporary emergency shelter, food, clothing and support services to victims of family violence.
Providing transitional housing to promote an independent and productive lifestyle to victims of domestic violence and their children.
Providing community awareness to the widespread incidence of family violence through education and training programs..
Domestic Violence Is…
Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone. Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, economic class, immigration status, religion, or gender. It can happen to couples that are married, living together, or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
Does the Person You Love:
Threaten to hurt you or other people you care about?
Hit, kick, punch, push, choke or use physical force against you?
Criticize or blame you for everything that goes wrong?
Humiliate you in front of other people?
Control your access to money?
Control the decision-making in your relationship?
Control your time and actions?
Put you down, call you names, make you feel like you’re crazy?
Destroy your property or abuse your pets?
Threaten to hurt you or commit suicide if you leave?
Force or coerce you to have sex when you don’t want to?
If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship. You are not alone; many people just like you are dealing with violence at home. You didn’t cause the violence and no one has the right to hurt you. If you would like to talk with someone, free and confidential help is just a phone call away.
To speak with an advocate:
Call our 24-hour crisis line at 909-383-1602 or call the National Domestic Violence line at 1-800-799-7233.
Want to learn more about domestic violence? You can see our educational presentation topics here. To schedule a presentation on DV 101 for your school, workplace, or organization, contact our Mr. William Long, Prevention Specialist at (909)889-7872..