Relationship/Violence Prevention

Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated or dating.

Examples of abuse include:

  • Name-calling or putdowns
  • Keeping a partner from contacting their family or friends
  • Withholding money
  • Stopping a partner from getting or keeping a job
  • Actual or threatened physical harm
  • Sexual assault
  • Stalking
  • Intimidation

If you find yourself in a violent relationship and need to seek help, contact any of the following resources:

The Family Center - 500 25th Street North, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 | 715.421.1511
Personal Development Center - 214 West 2nd Street, Marshfield, WI 54449 | 715.384.2971
Shirley's House of Hope - PO Box 207, Marshfield, WI 54449 | 715.486.9000 
Hope House - 720 Ash Street, Baraboo, WI 53913 | 608.356.9123 or 800.584.6790