IF YOU’RE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER – PLEASE CALL 911 NOW.
YOUR STRUGGLE TO ESCAPE VIOLENCE OR STALKING IS COURAGEOUS AND IMPORTANT. WE ARE HERE TO TALK WITH YOU AT ANY POINT IN YOUR JOURNEY.
At the Julian Center, we understand that living with and recovering from domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking is often difficult, confusing and overwhelming. If you have questions, we are here to listen and support you. We can connect you with tools and resources to help you and empower you to make the best decisions for your life.
We know there are a lot of reasons that survivors do not seek help, call the police or leave a violent relationship. We are not here to judge you; we are here to help you. We can talk through options with you and offer services when you are ready for the next step.
No matter how unsure you are about what you want to do or how scared you are to reach out, you have made the decision to come to this page. Please call us anytime at 317-920-9320.
DO YOU NEED HELP?
Some signs of violent relationship:
Domestic violence is not just physical. It can span many types of behaviors aimed at making people feel isolated, degraded and hopeless. Consider the ‘Yes or No’ questions below:
1. Do you feel often feel anxious or nervous when you are around your partner?
2. Do you watch what you are doing in order to avoid making your partner angry or upset?
3. Do you feel obligated or coerced into having sex with your partner?
4. Are you afraid of voicing a different opinion than your partner?
5. Does your partner criticize you or embarrass you in front of others?
6. Does your partner check up on what you have been doing and not believe your answers?
7. Have you stopped seeing any your friends or family because of your partner’s behavior?
8. Does your partner say that if you try to leave, they will kill themselves or you?
9. Does your partner demand access to your phone, email and social media accounts?
10. If your best friend or child were in the same type of relationship as your current one, would you feel that they were being mistreated by their partner?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you might be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship.
We can help. If you are unsure if your relationship is violent, our advocates are available to talk to you.
Please call us at 317.920.9320. All calls are confidential.
Some signs of sexual violence:
Many sexual violence survivors are unsure if they have been assaulted. This is very common and happens many times because of the mixed messages we receive from our friends, media and culture. Sexual violence is not just rape. Sexual violence can include many behaviors and actions that are designed to exert power and control. Consider theses ‘Yes or No’ questions:
1. Have you ever experienced unwanted touching, groping or fondling in a bar, club or on public transportation?
2. Have you ever been forced into sexual activity to obtain food, medicine or your belongings from your partner?
3. Do you feel obligated or coerced into having sex with anyone?
4. Have you ever found out after the fact you had sexual contact with someone while you were intoxicated and unable to consent?
5. Has your partner ever made you have sexual contact with someone to pay off a debt of their own?
6. Has anyone ever posted explicit pictures of you on social media or sent to other via txt?
7. Has anyone ever sabotaged your birth control or refused to use a condom when asked?
8. Have you ever been forced to have any sexual contact after explicating saying “No”?
9. Have you ever been forced to have any sexual contact after saying nothing (not yes and not no)?
10. Has anyone ever forced you to have sexual contact in front of their friends or a group of people when you did not want to do so?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may have experienced sexual violence. We can help. If you are unsure if you experienced sexual violence or if you just want to discuss options, our advocates are available now to talk to you. Call us at 317.920.9320. All calls are confidential.
NEED HELP? YOU ARE NOT ALONE.