About Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can happen to anyone,

regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, or other factors.


Touchlink mission statement is to provide support services to victims of domestic violence in need, work with the women, men and children

Touchlink help them break the cycle of domestic violence and poverty, through Touchlink’s intervention and crisis management program.

It provides outreach programs to address the problems of domestic violence in the community, advocate for the victims legal, social services and other needs, provide direction, referral and support towards a better skill and lifestyle, provide counseling and workshops in developing positive productive attitudes, self-esteem, parenting skills and stress management, help develop tailored safety plans, provide assistance in finding transitional and permanent housing.

How does Touchlink achieve its purpose:

Touchlink provides support services to victims of domestic violence in need through its program portfolio by providing emotional, physical and directional support services. Counseling, healing and wellness program to help meet their emotional and Psychological needs; providing survival kit to meet their physical needs and linking them with shelters and other available resources. It helps advocate for the legal, social services needs of victims and provide support towards an improved lifestyle. Provide counseling and workshops in developing positive attitudes, self-esteem, parenting skills and stress management or coping skills.


WOMEN… Do you know that…

One in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime?
  • Women experience more than 4 million physical assaults and rapes because of their partners, and men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults.
  • Women are more likely to be killed by an intimate partner than men.
  • Women ages 20 to 24 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence.

Every year
  • 1 in 3 women who is a victim of homicide is murdered by her current or former partner.

FAMILIES…. Do you know that…

Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes.
  • Children who live in homes where there is domestic violence also suffer abuse or neglect at high rates (30% to 60%).
  • A 2005 Michigan study found that children exposed to domestic violence at home are more likely to have health problems, including becoming sick more often, having frequent headaches or stomachaches, and being more tired and lethargic.
  • A 2005 Michigan study found that children exposed to domestic violence at home are more likely to have health problems, including becoming sick more often, having frequent headaches or stomachaches, and being more tired and lethargic.
  • A 2003 study found that children are more likely to intervene when they witness severe violence against a parent – which can place a child at great risk for injury or even death.

Children who live in homes where there is domestic violence
  • Also suffer abuse or neglect at high rates (30% to 60%).

The Circumstances

Of domestic violence incidents happen at home.
  • Domestic violence is most likely to occur between 6 pm and 6 am.
  • More than 60% of domestic violence incidents happen at home.
  • Domestic violence is most likely to occur between 6 pm and 6 am.

Of domestic violence incidents happen at home.
  • Domestic violence is most likely to occur between 6 pm and 6 am.
  • More than 60% of domestic violence incidents happen at home.
  • Domestic violence is most likely to occur between 6 pm and 6 am.

Touchlink has a monthly support program and workshop for the victims

3rd Tuesday of every month at the Woodbridge Public Library, 1 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ.

If you or someone you love is a victim of domestic violence, please call or have them call Touchlink @ 866-682-4626.