Catholic Charities is one of the major social service agencies of the Diocese of Phoenix. According to their website, Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior that includes the use or threat of violence and intimidation for the purpose of gaining power and control over another person. Violence is characterized by: physical abuse, sexual abuse, economic abuse, isolation, emotional abuse, control or verbal abuse.*
Their domestic violence programs shelter and assist women and their children to achieve an independent life free from abuse.
If you are in an abusive relationship, seek help. If you suspect your friend is in an abusive relationship, you can help.