S.A.F.E. Place Shelter, P.O. Box 199 Battle Creek, MI 49016
24 Hour HOTLINE (888) 664-9832 or (269) 965-SAFE (7233)
Business Phone (269) 965-6093 Fax (269) 966-2503
Abuse is never the fault of the victim and leaving can be difficult for many reasons, including safety to end a relationship. If you suspect you are in an abusive relationship, you can reach out to a friend for support or to an advocate at S.A.F.E. Place. Abusers work to isolate the victim from supporters and loved ones making it more difficult to end the relationship.
If you believe a friend or relative is being abused, offer your nonjudgmental support or call S.A.F.E. Place to learn about more ways you can be supportive.
What is Intimate Partner Domestic Violence?
Intimate partner domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior used by people to control their intimate partners. It encompasses abusive tactics including, but not limited to, physical and sexual violence; threats of violence; economic, emotional and psychological abuse; and/or the use of privilege.
Information for Survivors