Russell House

Empowering victims of domestic and sexual abuse by providing confidential services so that they may live their life violence free.

 
 

Phelps County Family Crisis Services, Inc. 

A safe place for victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Serving Crawford, Dent, Maries and Phelps counties since 1994

24 Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line 1-800-998-8340

24 Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1-888-570-3703

 
 

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner abuse, 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 can be any combination of or all of the following: 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, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.

 

You may be in an abusive relationship if your partner:

  • Calls you names, insults you or continually criticizes you
  • Does not trust you and acts jealous or possessive
  • Tries to isolate you from family or friends
  • Monitors where you go, who you call and who you spend time with
  • Does not want you to work
  • Destroys your property
  • Threatens to commit suicide if you leave him/her
  • Controls finances or refuses to share money
  • Punishes you by withholding affection
  • Expects you to ask permission
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, your family or your pets
  • Humiliates you in any way

 

Remember: You do not have to be physically or sexually abused to be in an abusive relationship