About domestic violence

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of psychological abuse, threats, intimidation, isolation or economic coercion used by one person to exert power and control over another person in the context of a dating, family or household relationship.

Domestic violence knows no barriers

Domestic violence cuts across all racial, economic, social, educational and religious barriers. It causes psychological trauma and physical injury, including death. It crosses generations, creating an epidemic.

Eighty-five percent of all victims are women. One out of every four women is victimized during her life.

Although less than one in five victims of intimate partner violence seek medical treatment, the cost of related medical and mental health services exceeds $4.1 million a year. Victims lose 5.6 million days of household productivity because of violence.

WellSpring helps those who take the first step and seek help. We try to reach victims who don’t seek help and educate the community about domestic violence through our community services.