Victim of domestic violence? Here’s how to seek help locally.

Nearly 20 people per minute in the U.S. are physically abused by their partner, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

While abuse can make a person feel isolated and hopeless, there is help out there.

If you or someone you know is in an emergency situation, dial 911 immediately.

Otherwise, the Artemis Center operates a domestic violence hotline that is staffed 24/7 at 937-461-HELP (4357). The Artemis Center says its programs have served more than 95,000 victims of domestic violence and their children.

YWCA Dayton also operates a 24/7 hotline at 937-222-SAFE (7233).

The YWCA offers emergency domestic violence shelters in Montgomery and Preble counties. The group says it provides safe places for women and girls and advocates for women’s rights and civil rights.

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