1 in 4 women will be affected by domestic violence in their lifetime. Domestic and sexual violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender identity, race, income level, sexual orientation or religion. Learn more about the signs of abuse and resources that are available.
The YWCA Great Falls has a 24-hour help line at 406-453-1018 or
(800) 352-7449, providing trained and confidential services.


Because relationships exist on a spectrum, it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or abusive. Use these warning signs to see if your relationship is going in the wrong direction:

  • Partner checks your cellphone or email without permission.
  • Constantly puts you down.
  • Extreme jealousy or insecurity.
  • Explosive temper.
  • Isolating you from family or friends.
  • Making false accusations.
  • Mood swings.
  • Physically hurting you in any way.
  • Possessiveness
  • Telling you what to do.