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H.E.A.L ~ Help ~ Encourage ~ Advise ~ Live Life
OUR MISSION To provide crisis intervention and support services to victims of domestic violence (DV) and their families in order to help survivors recover from the trauma of DV. We work toward the elimination of DV by increasing public awareness and decreasing tolerance of DV through community collaboration and education. HEAL-LIFE strives to improve the quality and safety of the lives of victims who are seeking peace in their homes and in their daily existence. Our Founder's Story
What is DV
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that includes the use or threat of violence and intimidation for the purpose of gaining power and control over another person. Violence is characterized by: Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Economic Abuse, Isolation, Emotional Abuse, Control, or Verbal Abuse. DV FACTS
About Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is not physical violence alone. Domestic violence is any behavior the purpose of which is to gain power and control over a spouse, partner, girl/boyfriend or intimate family member. Abuse is a learned behavior; it is not caused by anger, mental problems, drugs or alcohol, or other common excuses. PLAN FOR YOUR SAFETY
Who are victims?
Anybody can be a victim — rich or poor, any race, age, or religion. High school drop-out or Ph.D. Studies have shown no characteristic link between personality type and being a victim. If you are worried about yourself or a loved one, help is available.