You are you afraid to disagree with your partner or your partner tries to cut you off from your friends and family. You may be in an abusive relationship, if your partner follows or checks up on you and/or calls you names or yells at you. Also, warning signs you may be in an abusive realtionship include your partner criticizing or demeaning you, trying to control the way you dress or look, and/or accusing you of imagined encounters with others. Additionally, if you have been afraid to say no to sex, your partner has threatened to commit suicide if you leave, demands that you account for time spent without him/her, throws or breaks things in anger, or has ever hit, shoved, grabbed, slapped, pushed, or kicked you.
Parents need to be aware they may observe these behaviors or attitudes in their child's friendships, as well as, their dating or intimate relationships. Even if you, your child, or someone you know, experience only one concerning behavior, but it occurs with any frequency, or seems to follow a pattern, this is a signal that you may want to learn more about relationship violence. If you, your child, or someone you know experience three concerning behaviors, it is time to seriously evaluate your safety or the safety of others. If five or more are experienced, it is time to get help immediately.
Domestic violence is a process of psychological intimidation. Even strong, competent people can be controlled by a domestic partner. Domestic violence often begins with verbal abuse and emotional abuse, and can escalate to physical abuse. The threats and humilation can be more significant and longer lasting than bruises and broken bones. Stalking involves one person's obsessive behavior toward another person, causing that vicitm to fear for his/her safty. The stalker usual begins stalking behavior with annoying, threatening, or obscene telephone calls or written communications. The stalker's actions can escalate quickly, without provocation. Few victims are picked at random by their stalker, most stalking victims know their stalker and usually have had some type of past or present relationship.
Offering a helping hand to victims of domestic violence & sexual assault.
Siskiyou Domstic Violence & Crisis Center was orginally started with funding from the Yreka Business and Professional Women's Organization. The original funding provided a 24-hour,7 day-a-week hotline. Volunteers responded to calls. Victims and their children were housed in local motel rooms or bused to a Redding shelter. Eventually, a residence was rented and used as a local shelter. In 1984, the program became incorporated as a non-profit organization. In 1992, a residence was purchased to use as a safe shelter. To date, the shelter remains the only one of its kind in Siskiyou County. Many survivors and their children have received assistance through the domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and homeless services provided by the program. "Crisis Center" was added to the name in 1996 to reflect the additional services provided.
Siskiyou Domestic Violence & Crisis Center is dedicated to facilitating a healthy recovery process for all domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and to reducing the occurrences of these crimes through community awareness and prevention projects. The mission of Siskiyou Domestic Violence & Crisis Center is to assist victims in becoming survivors by providing advocacy and support services while empowering them during this transitional period. It is also the goal of SDV&CC to influence public policy and attitudes towards these crimes.
24-HOUR CRISIS RESPONSE
SEXUAL ASSAULT ADVOCACY
INDIVIDUAL PEER COUNSELING
INFORAMTION AND REFERRAL
118 Ranch Ln, Yreka, California 96097, United States
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Our toll free hotline is available 24-hours a day 7 days a week. 1-877-842-4068.