(360) 748-6601 | (800) 244-7414 info@hopealliancelc.org

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that one person in a relationship uses to gain power and control over the other person in the relationship.

Domestic violence abuse is not caused by anger, mental problems, alcohol or other drugs, or other common excuses. It is caused by one person’s belief that they have the right to control their partner.

When one person scares, hurts, or continually puts down the other person, it is abuse. It is characterized by the pattern of actions that an individual uses to intentionally control or dominate their intimate partner. See the ‘Power and Control Wheel’ That is why the words “power and control” are in the center of the wheel. An abuser systematically uses threats, intimidation, and coercion to instill fear in their partner. These behaviors are the spokes of the wheel. Physical and sexual violence holds it all together—this violence is the rim of the wheel.

Who are Survivors of abuse?

Anybody can be a abused – rich or poor, any race, any age, or any religion. 

Studies show no link between personality type and being abused. If you are worried about yourself or a loved one, contact us today.

Call any day, anytime (360) 748-6601 | (800) 244-7414

Legal Help


We offer guidance through the legal processes of protection orders and support during court proceedings.

Emergency Shelter


We provide safe, confidential housing for survivors in need of immediate shelter.

Safety Planning


We help survivors identify safety barriers and plan accordingly to make the safest transition possible.

Support Groups


Join us and fellow survivors as we come together in a supportive environment to share experiences, strength, and hope.

Contact Us

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Phone: (360) 748-6601
Toll Free: (800) 244-7414
Fax: (360) 748-6630
Email: info@hopealliancelc.org


125 NW Chehalis Ave
P.O. Box 337
Chehalis, WA 98532


Hope Alliance advocates for and empowers survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Hope Alliance also seeks to effect social change by collaborating with community partners to inspire life without violence.