Domestic Violence (Health & Social Services)

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Step 1.Getting Started - How to Text 9-1-1

I am being hurt by or am afraid of a romantic partner.

If you are afraid for your life, please call or text 9-1-1 immediately.

How to Text 9-1-1

  1. Enter 911 in the "to" field.

  2. Include your location and type of emergency. 

  3. "Send" message.

  4. Answer any questions and follow instructions. 

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If you need to make a plan to leave safely, or want to talk to someone about your situation.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline has a 24/7 chat feature to assist you in discussing options and finding services.

Step 2.What is considered Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence, also called intimate partner violence, is a pattern of abuse and controlling behavior over a current or former romantic partner that gets worse over time. Abuse includes physical and sexual harm, but also includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, humiliate, or hurt someone. Domestic violence can include economic abuse, like keeping your paycheck or preventing you from working. Just because you are not being physically harmed does not mean the abuse is not real. Domestic violence can happen to anyone.

Step 3.Complete Request

Go to:

Go to National Domestic Violence Hotline

then click the purple “Chat Now” button in the top right corner.

Step 4.What Happens Next

Hotline staff will help you decide what to do next and make a plan to stay safe.

 

Paper Form

This service is not available using a paper form.

Phone

Step 1.Getting Started

I am being hurt by or am afraid of a romantic partner. 

There are several services and hotlines that are available 24/7 to support you and help you make a plan to stay safe.

Local resources including the Bexar County Family Justice Center, and Family Violence Prevention Services can help you with services such as emergency shelter, legal assistance, and counseling.

Step 2.What is considered Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence, also called intimate partner violence, is a pattern of abuse and controlling behavior over a current or former romantic partner that gets worse over time. Abuse includes physical and sexual harm, but also includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, humiliate, or hurt someone. Domestic violence can include economic abuse, like keeping your paycheck or preventing you from working. Just because you are not being physically harmed does not mean the abuse is not real. Domestic violence can happen to anyone.

Step 3.Complete Request

To talk confidentially about experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources, or questioning unhealthy aspects of a relationship, call the following hotlines for help:

If you are unable to speak on the phone safely, you can text LOVEIS is to 22522.

If you need to get a protective order to keep you safe from someone who is hurting you, call the Bexar County Family Justice Center: 210.631.0100

If you or someone you know are in immediate danger, please call OR text 9-1-1 

How to Text 9-1-1

  1. Enter 911 in the "to" field.

  2. Include your location and type of emergency.

  3. "Send" message.

  4. Answer any questions and follow instructions.

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@dv_commission@dv_commission

Step 4.What Happens Next

Representatives at the organization you call will help you with the services you need.

 

In Person

Get assistance from your local police station

If you are in immediate danger, you can go to your local police station to seek assistance.

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