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Domestic Abuse

Brief resource for those experiencing domestic violence.

**If you are currently in an abusive or violent relationship, it is important that you know your web activity, 
and other technology use, may be monitored by your partner.**

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 for help. 

The Washington County Domestic Violence Crisis number is:  

503-469-8620 or toll free 1-800-469-8600

The following pages provide information and resources on abuse and violence in romantic relationships: 

The following articles provide helpful information about the dynamics of abuse in relationships:

12 Reasons Why Couples Counseling is Not Recommended when Domestic Violence is
Present: A PDF explaining why couples counseling is not appropriate when abuse and control are present in a relationship.  Many couples seek out couples counseling to improve the relationship, but this type of counseling can actually be ineffective or harmful when domestic violence and psychological abuse are present.