Liberty Resources Help Restore Hope Center is formerly known as the Victims of Violence Program.Our program services take a leadership role in Madison and Chenango Counties, New York by providing services for survivors, education, and prevention on domestic violence, child abuse, dating violence and other forms of abuse.
We are the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence.
We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.
Preventing Dating Violence Dating violence can happen to any teen regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, or whether or not they have experience with dating.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 adolescents experiences verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse from a dating partner each year. Dating violence includes any behavior that is used to manipulate, gain control, gain power; cause fear, or make a dating partner feel bad about himself or herself.
Dating and domestic violence occurs in all relationships, young and old, married and unmarried, all economic backgrounds, heterosexual and same-sex. Even though violence against women is the most common, men are also abused – especially verbally and emotionally.
Remember, no matter whom the abuse comes from, man or woman, parent or partner, older adult or teenager it is never okay and you never deserve it.
The biggest sign that you are in an abusive relationship is that your have fear of your partner or their reactions.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is the voice of victims and survivors.
The mission of Help Restore Hope Center is to lend support and offer free services to put you and your loved ones on the road to a safer, happier, more independent life.
No matter when the violence occurred, or whether you wish to report it to the police, we will provide linkages to safe housing, crisis counselling, advocacy, and long-term solutions.
Recognizing the signs of dating and domestic violence is the first step to breaking the cycle and getting help.