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Domestic Violence (DV) Sexual Assault (SA) Child Abuse & Neglect
24/7/365 Crisis Line 360-452-HELP (4357)
Covid-19 Update: 7/28/2020
Although we are limiting in-person contact, HFCC is still open Monday through Friday 9 AM – 4 PM. Services are being offered via phone, email, and Zoom. Please call 360-452-3811 to speak with an advocate.
For help after hours call our 24/7/365 Crisis Line @ (360) 452-HELP (4357). If there is an emergency, please call 911.
We are doing our best to continue providing services while prioritizing the health and safety of staff and clients.
If you call after hours and leave a voicemail, we will call you back first thing the next business day.
Planting the Seed: Healthy Familes of Clallam County
What is Domestic Violence???
Domestic Violence (abuse) is a pattern of behavior that one person uses to gain power and control over the other. These behaviors can include:
- Isolation from friends and family
- Emotional abuse and psychological abuse
- Controlling the finances (financial abuse)
- Physical and sexual assault
The fundamental harm of abuse is a loss of autonomy. Autonomy means independence and freedom from external control. Everyone should be free to make their own choices in relationships.
How Can I Help???
- Educate yourself and others about domestic violence.
- Get involved! Show your support. Volunteer. Make donations.
- Be a friend. Help a friend in an abusive situation by being a good listener. talk about it. Tell them “This is not your fault.” Help them find resources.
- Be nonjudgmental. Domestic violence does not discriminate against race, socioeconomic status, marital status, lifestyle or age. Know that violence is not acceptable. She/He did not “ask for it.” She/He did not “deserve” it. She/He does not “like it”.
- Be an example. Make a commitment to the cause. Join a community or parish. Let others know about your commitment.
- Tell – Guilt and shame belongs to the perpetrators.
Domestic violence is complicated, but help is available. You can talk with and advocate anytime (you don’t have to be in crisis) to sort out how to help someone who is in an abusive relationship or to get help yourself. Call Healthy Families at 360-452-3811 or our 24/7/365 Crisis Line @ 360-452-HELP (4357).
Healthy Families Main Office
1210 E Front Street Suite C
Port Angeles, WA 98362
1210 E Front Street Suite E
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Healthy Families – Sequim
272 West Bell Street
Sequim, WA 98382