According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, an average of nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.
During one year, this equates to more than 10 million female and male victims of domestic violence.
For anonymous, confidential help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).
Or for local residents, there is also the Alliance Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault.
They can be reached 24 hours a day at their Crisis Hotline: (661) 327-1091.