COVID-19 update:

CVAN Services:

Services still up and running: 24-Hour Hotline; Shelter Services; Court Program and Counseling through the Hotline.
Services modified re-opening: Outreach Center - go to Outreach Center page for change in hours.
Services temporarily suspended: Support Groups; Jail Program; Teen Program.

CVAN Thrift Store:

The Store is re-opened for Donations and Shoppers: Tuesday – Saturday (we are not currently open Monday) Go to: Thrift Store page for new guidelines.

CVAN Events:

Updates on our August Women 4 Women Luncheon and our October Domestic Violence Awareness BBQ are on our Events Page

Thank you.

What is Domestic Violence?

Definition & Dynamics

Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive control of one person over another in an intimate relationship. In short, domestic violence is about power and control. Domestic violence affects the totality of a woman's life.

4 types of abuse:

Abuse falls into 4 categories and takes many forms. Here are a few examples:

Myths and Facts on Domestic Violence


Did you know that...

2020 CVAN Stats

2020 was different for all of us. Despite COVID-19, CVAN kept "up and running" our 24-Hour Hotline; Shelter; Court Program and counseling with new protocols in place. We had to temporarily suspend our Jail Program, Support Groups, Teen Program in the schools; and our Outreach Center was modified.

And we expanded our Formerly Battered Women's Program providing additional support for former shelter residents. We provided needed supplies, paper products and food along with help with rent, utilities, childcare and car payments. A service that we provided 1,101 times in 2020.

In 2020, with the support of thousands in our community, CVAN:

Power & Control Wheel

Physical and sexual assaults, or threats to commit them, are the most apparent forms of domestic violence and are usually the actions that allow others to become aware of the problem. However, regular use of other abusive behaviors by the batterer, when reinforced by one or more acts of physical violence, make up a larger system of abuse. Although physical assaults may occur only once or occasionally, they instill threat of future violent attacks and allow the abuser to take control of the woman's life and circumstances.

The Power & Control diagram is a particularly helpful tool in understanding the overall pattern of abusive and violent behaviors, which are used by a batterer to establish and maintain control over his partner. Very often, one or more violent incidents are accompanied by an array of these other types of abuse. They are less easily identified, yet firmly establish a pattern of intimidation and control in the relationship.

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Power and Control Wheel

Domestic Abuse Intervention Project
Duluth, Minnesota

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