DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-888-411-1333 

DIRECT LINE: 337-436-4552

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM SERVES:

Calcasieu, Allen, Beauregard, Cameron and Jeff Davis Parishes.

All services are free and confidential.

There are places you can contact for support and safety planning steps you may want to consider.

Services Available:

  • Crisis Intervention and Peer Advocacy
  • 24 Hour Crisis Hotline
  • Residential Services
  • Outreach Services
  • Children’s Program
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Community Education

What is Abuse?

Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or physiological actions or threats of actions that are meant to control another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.

People of every age, race, gender, sexuality, social and economic level are at risk for becoming victims of domestic violence.

If you think you are being abused, you can get help. No one ever deserves to be abused.

If you are being abused, you deserve support and safety.

Source: National Network to End Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence usually escalates over time and can result in serious injury or death.

Have a Safety Plan:

Think it out before something happens…

•    During an argument, stay in a room with two exits and no weapons.
•    Locate your best escape room in an emergency.
•    Know where you would go in an emergency; have a plan.
•    Locate any weapons and remove them or unload and hide them.
•    Pack and hide an emergency bag.
•    Be careful about telephone and internet use; clear history when possible.
•    Safety plan for and with the children. Arrange a safe place for a child to
run for help.
•    Teach children how to call 911. Arrange a code word so they know when
to call or when to run/hide.

When leaving, consider packing these items:

•    ID and birth certificate
•    Children’s birth certificates
•    Social security cards
•    Legal documents
•    School and vaccination records
•    Money, checkbooks, ATM/credit/debit cards
•    Driver’s license and registration
•    Keys: house/car/office
•    Medication