A battered woman is someone who has been the target of abusive behavior by a man who is not a stranger to her. The type of abuse most often associated with the term "battered woman" is direct physical attack. This is also called domestic assault because the woman is physically attacked by someone she lives with, or has lived with at some time. You may feel that the violence in your home sets you apart. You may feel that such violence has only happened to you and that no one will believe you or understand what it is like.

Hannah’s Place, Inc. is dedicated in providing non-judgmental, education, and advocacy to individuals, groups, and the general public in preventing and eliminating domestic violence and sexual assault.

Hannah’s Place has been providing services for the Roanoke Valley and surrounding Areas since 1984. There are no charges for services and services are confidential.

Your abuser can monitor your computer use, and it is difficult to hide your internet activities. If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, call our 24-hour helpline (252) 541-2064 or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE.