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Need Help?

If you need immediate help or feel you are in danger, dial 911.

If you are living with fear or know someone who is living in danger, no one is alone.  Sojourner advocates can help find realistic, safer, and hopeful options. 

To speak with an advocate call: 952-933-7422

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a crime. It is a pattern of abusive behavior intended to exert power and control over another person, usually a spouse or intimate partner. Abusive behaviors may include: physical, verbal, mental, or sexual abuse, hurting pets or destroying property, financial control, and other behaviors directed towards intimidating and controlling an intimate partner or family member.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is any forced or unwanted sexual activity where physical force, threats, or intimidation were used to exert power and control over the victim.  Rape and sexual assault are crimes.  

Dating Violence

Dating violence is when one person purposely hurts, scares or intimidates someone they are dating.  It often starts with emotional abuse that isolates you from friends and family and works to undermine your self-confidence and self-esteem. Without intervention, these abusive behaviors can lead to more serious abuse.

"On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. You are not alone"


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Domestic Violence
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Are you in an abusive relationship?
Are you in an abusive relationship?

If you answer "YES" to one or more of the questions below, you could be in an abusive relationship.

  1. Do you feel like you are walking on eggshells to keep things calm?

  2. Do you feel like a prisoner in your own home?

  3. Does he/she call you names or ridicule you?

  4. Does he/she call to threaten or harass you?

  5. Does he/she shove, slap, kick or punch you?

  6. Does he/she abuse or threaten your children?

  7. Does he/she prevent you from talking to or seeing family or friends?

  8. Does he/she destroy your personal belongings?

  9. Do you feel spied upon or stalked?

  10. Does he/she constantly monitor you?

  11. Do you feel forced to have sex when you don’t want to?

  12. Does he/she listen to your phone calls, read/respond to text messages on your phone, or keep you from using it?

  13. Does he/she accuse you of lying or having affairs?

  14. Does he/she obsessively control family income?

  15. Does he/she prevent you from getting or keeping a job?

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