October 16, 2019
This October, we observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and reaffirm our commitment to break the cycle and ultimately bring about the end of domestic violence.
Domestic violence affects millions of people from every background, both men and women from every race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. It is not just punching and bruises. Domestic violence can be yelling, insulting, humiliation, isolation, and coercion. It can be gaslighting, stealing paychecks, and keeping tabs online.
Since 2000, about 42% of adult homicides in Utah were domestic violence related. Three out of four Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.
There is zero tolerance for domestic violence.
If you suspect or know of someone who suffers abuse, please immediately seek help by calling your local law enforcement or reach out to one of the organizations listed below or call the Utah Domestic Violence LINKLineat 1-800-897-5465 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
If LINKLine advocates are experiencing an increased call volume, calls will be forwarded to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
You can find more information on resources available to your area in Utah below.