For Men

Support For Men

At the Shelter for Help in Emergency, we understand domestic violence can happen to anyone – even men. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report 1 in 9 men will be physically, emotionally, and/or mentally abused by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Shelter staff and volunteers are committed to helping all victims of domestic violence through a wide range of services including a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, crisis intervention, counseling, and legal advocacy.

Why Men May Not Reach Out For Help When Experiencing Domestic Violence

  • Common belief that men are aggressors and can not be victims.
    Domestic violence is about the power and control an abuser has over their victim regardless of gender or strength.

  • Fear they won’t be believed or will be laughed at.
    Domestic violence is never a laughing matter and should always be taken seriously. While women account for the majority of victims, men can experience abuse too and face the same obstacles as women when reaching out for help including shame, embarrassment, and fear of retaliation.

  • Misconception that there aren’t resources for male domestic violence victims.
    The Shelter for Help in Emergency offers the same services to male victims of domestic violence as they offer to women.

Whether you need someone to talk to, information, support, or a safe place to stay, there are people at the Shelter for Help in Emergency who will listen and can help. People who will believe you, and who know that no one ever deserves to be abused. If you would like to speak with someone, please call our 24-hour hotline at (434) 293-8509.