Dating/domestic violence happen all too often nationally and locally.
In Kentucky, almost half of women and about a third of men experience dating/domestic violence in their lifetimes.
Local Owensboro organization OASIS is a welcoming, inclusive agency providing free services to all genders experiencing dating/domestic violence. OASIS provides a shelter to live in as well as services to people not living in shelter.
For support regarding shelter/residential services, call 270-652-0260.
For support regarding non-residential services, call 270-685-5271
Click here to find out more information on OASIS's website.
The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) provides a wide range of information and support. Although KCADV does not provide shelter or crisis intervention services, it offers a wide range of information and speaks with a unified voice about preventing and responding to domestic violence.
Click here to access a map showing where's Kentucky's domestic violence shelters are.
Domestic violence shelters may provide both non-residential services as well as a shelter to live in.
Dating/domestic violence takes many forms. Sometimes abuse is physical, and sometimes it is not.
No matter what form the abuse takes, dating/domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used by one partner or person to maintain power and control over the other partner or person in an intimate relationship, marriage, dating relationship, or family.
Some common examples of abuse that can occur in relationships include
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Love is more than just the way you feel. Love is respect is the national resource to disrupt and prevent unhealthy relationships and intimate partner violence by empowering young people through inclusive and equitable education, support, and resources. Love is a safe and inclusive space for young people to access help and information in a setting specifically for them. Click here to go to love is respect's website where you can find information, take quizzes, and access safety planning ideas.
A safety plan is beneficial for many people. Consider creating your own safety plan to increase your physical and emotional safety.