What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence and abuse do not discriminate, but it often escalates and places the person experiencing violence at great risk. Abuse can be physical, emotional, verbal, financial, psychological or sexual, and is often used as a weapon of control and intimidation by spouse or partner.
It is never OK for someone to hurt you. Your safety is very important. If you or somebody you know is experiencing violence in their relationship, know that help is available. Call us at the SA/DV Care Centre or check out the Resources page for more information.
If you are in need of medical attention due to a recent incident of physical domestic violence, please go to either the Juravinski Emergency Department or the Hamilton General Hospital Emergency Department. Service is available 24 hours a day every day of the year. If you are under 18, please go to the Emergency Department at McMaster Children's Hospital.