If you are in an abusive relationship or have recently left an abusive relationship, you are not alone. Many others have experienced abuse and have found ways to reach safety. CSADV knows you will need resources and support. CSADV has helped many people change their lives. We can help you figure out what you need for a fresh start.
Domestic violence is an all-out attempt to annihilate a partner’s self-esteem; to enslave them psychologically.
Violence is a powerful means of enforcing compliance. Often overt violence is infrequent, as the desired control can be achieved through other coercive acts.
Insults and mind games destroy her independence and self-esteem. Degradation, humiliation and disrespect attack her sense of self-worth. Continuous negative messages eventually result in depression and immobility. She begins to feel she has no other options besides this relationship.
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— Don McPherson – former NFL player, Activist
— Sir Patrick Stewart, Actor, Activist
The Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, CSADV, provides support, advocacy, and a safe environment to empower adults and children who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault . Through leadership and education, CSADV works collaboratively with the community to promote social change and to end violence.
The Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence is a private, non-profit agency that is dedicated to helping victims of sexual assault and/or domestic violence become empowered in their quest for dignity and self-respect.The purpose of CSADV’s program is to provide a central agency where victims can receive assistance, reassurance, support, and a sense of stability.