Archive for September, 2011

Domestic Violence Kills

Posted: September 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

96 domestic violence deaths were reported in Tennessee in 2011. Stop Violence Give Hope.

One death caused by domestic violence is one too many. Tennessee is ranked fifth in the country for having the highest number of women killed by men – and 63% of the perpetrators were intimate partners. It doesn’t have to be that way. Many victims of domestic violence never dream their abuser will go so far as to murder them. But it happens. Several other victims know their abuser is capable of murder, but do not know where to turn.

Partnership’s Family Violence Center is getting the word out this month of October. You can help us. Check out our How You Can Help page for information on how to Get Involved. Or call (423) 697-3829 to learn more.


Domestic violence is all about power and control. It is important to understand each of the elements to help identify an unhealthy relationship and possible abuse. The ‘power and control wheel’ is a common tool used in the domestic violence advocacy field to explain how an abuser abuses their victim.

Download the Power and Control Wheel.

Andrea is no longer a victim of domestic violence and rape. She is a survivor. Visit Partnership’s website and look for the icon below to hear her story.

24-Hour Hotline Offers Hope

Posted: September 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

Victims of domestic violence and their concerned friends and family members can access free, confidential help 24 hours a day thanks to Partnership’s 24-hour hotline.The number to call is 755-2700.

The hotline is staffed by trained volunteers who can discuss the topics of safety, leaving an abuser, accessing resources and many more. All calls are completely confidential and can be placed at any hour of the day or night.