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Walk-in services are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (except holidays) at the Center’s main office located at 431 Old Austin Hwy, Bastrop, Texas.

Services also available by appointment at outreach offices in Fayette, Lee, and Colorado counties (La Grange, Giddings, and Columbus) and other locations. Please contact the main office at 512-321-7760 during regular office hours for more information about outreach office hours or to schedule appointments at other locations.


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Definition of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Domestic or dating violence is a pattern of controlling behaviors that one partner uses to exert power over the other. Violence includes more than hospitalization with an injury. It includes many different actions, statements and behaviors. The following details different kinds of violence and some examples of each type.

Emotional Abuse

  • Accuses you of affairs
  • Blows money on drugs/alcohol
  • Cheats on you
  • Checks up on you
  • Comes home high or drunk
  • Criticizes your looks
  • Follows you
  • Insults your friends
  • Keeps you from work, school, family
  • Laughs at you
  • Manipulates with lies
  • Not allowing phone or money use
  • Not keeping a job
  • Pouts if denied sex
  • Says you are worthless
  • Shows intense jealousy
  • Threatens divorce
  • Threatens to harm self
  • Threatens violence
  • Withholds sex

Physical Abuse

  • Banging head
  • Biting
  • Burning
  • Choking
  • Clenching fists
  • Forced sex
  • Hair pulling
  • Hit with car
  • Holding against will
  • Kicking
  • Punching
  • Punching walls
  • Pushing
  • Slapping
  • Spanking
  • Stand/sit on you
  • Taking keys
  • Twisting arms

Verbal Abuse

  • Accusations of "screwing around"
  • Being sarcastic
  • Calling you derogatory names
  • Calling you stupid
  • Name calling
  • Threats to hurt kids
  • Threats to kill
  • Threats to use violence
  • Yelling

Sexual Assault

  • Sexual assault is a personal violation that uses sex or sexual conduct as a weapon. Sexual assault is a form of violence and is not about being overcome with desire.
  • Any unwanted sexual activity is a form of sexual assault, whether it's a kiss or forced intercourse. It is any unwanted sexual behavior, up to and including rape. The offender is most often someone the victim knows and trusts (ex-spouse or current spouse, dating partner, friend or acquaintance).
  • Most sexual assaults occur in the victim's or offender's home but they can happen anywhere.

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