Formerly known as inMotion, Inc.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Click on the interactive wheel below to learn more about domestic violence.

80% of inMotion's clients are victims
of domestic violence
Every day, thousands of women throughout New York City fear going to work because they don’t have an order of protection to prevent their abusive partners from stalking them. They fear for the safety and well-being of their sons and daughters who are affected, often directly, by the violence that the family experiences at home. These same mothers worry about how they will pay for food and clothing without the child support they deserve. Many are forced to move with their children into shelters because their batterers have made it impossible—life-threatening—to remain in their homes. Undocumented mothers are terrified that they will be deported and never see their children again because their batterers prevent them from gaining legal residency. Without money for life's basic necessities, hiring an attorney is not an option.

Over the past year, inMotion helped 2,051 women access justice and protect their families from abuse. Our volunteer attorneys donated over 74,000 hours of their time, services valued at more than $24 million, to help battered women reclaim their lives from abuse and provide safe and secure homes for their children.

What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive or threatening behavior used by one person against an intimate partner or family member to gain power and control over the victim.

Move your mouse over the graphic below to learn more about different forms of domestic abuse and the tactics batterers commonly use.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone
Partners can be married or not married, living together, separated or dating. Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any age, income, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender.

Recognize signs of abuse
Abusive partners use physical and sexual violence, threats, intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation to enforce control and maintain power in a relationship. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.

If you or someone you care about is being abused, talk to
someone who can help.

A domestic violence advocate can help you take the first steps to develop a safety plan to protect you and your family. Planning for your safety is an important process. It is important whether you are staying in the relationship, leaving the relationship or have already left the relationship.

If you are in immediate danger
Call 911

NYC Domestic Violence hotline
1.800.621.HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence hotline
1.800.799.SAFE (7233)

Click here for information about other NYC crisis hotlines. 
Click here to learn where else you can turn for help.

Take a stand against domestic violence
Make a donation today and help a survivor of domestic violence get the legal help she needs to protect herself and her children from abuse.

Take a stand against domestic violence. Donate online today.