Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.


At WCET, survivors can access assistance in applying for a protective order, negotiating the criminal legal process or connecting with legal resources to pursue civil solutions, such as divorce, arrangements for custody, or child support.


Our staff can help identify needs and available community resources. Some examples are food pantries, financial help, housing, employment, legal assistance, mental health and medical care, as well as drug and alcohol services.


WCET provides individualized safety planning, counseling, and various support groups. No appointment is necessary for immediate face-to-face crisis intervention and advocacy services.


We offer 24-hour/day, 7 days/week accompaniment to hospitals (including sexual assault medical forensic exams).