Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence. There is NO “typical victim.” Victims of domestic violence come from all walks of life, age groups, and backgrounds, all communities and education levels, economic levels, cultures and ethnicities, all religions, and every lifestyle.
Abuse – physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual – can have long-term effects on your mental health. Trauma also negatively affects how you feel about yourself and how you relate to others. Women who have gone through abuse or other trauma have a higher risk of developing a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. It’s important for you to know that you can always get help to heal the physical, mental, and emotional scars of trauma and abuse.
Why Should I Call The Bridges Domestic Violence Center Hotline?
Our experienced team is available through a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week crisis hotline to help in emergency situations. Bridges offers domestic violence services in the strictest of confidence. Thanks to generous donations of financial support, here at Bridges, we are able to provide the following services (and more!) free of charge:
- Temporary Shelter
- Crisis Intervention
- Child Advocacy
- Support Groups
- Court Advocacy
- And much more!
When Should I Call The Bridges Hotline?
Anytime you need anonymous, confidential help, the Bridges Domestic Violence Center Hotline is available for you. (Keep in mind that if you are in immediate danger, you should call 911.) You may be wondering when you should contact us; a few signs that will let you know you are in an abusive situation and may need help are if your partner displays:
- Extreme jealousy
- A bad temper
- Cruelty to animals
- Verbal abuse
Through our 24-hour crisis hotline, we provide a judgment-free space to assess and assist in emergency situations. Our crisis intervention team understands that each person’s immediate needs are different and makes every attempt to meet those individual needs in a timely and supportive manner. Here at Bridges Domestic Violence Center, we help you live free from domestic violence. Contact us anytime for help or more information. If you are interested in volunteering, we would be happy to have you. Learn more here. You can also get involved with our upcoming events!
We are a member agency of United Way of Greater Nashville.