Louisville VA Medical Center
IPV Assistance Program
What is IPV?
Intimate partner violence, a type of domestic violence, refers to physical, verbal, emotional, sexual violence, or stalking between current or former intimate partners.
An intimate partner can include anyone with whom someone has had an intimate relationship – current or former spouses; boyfriends or girlfriends; and romantic, dating, or sexual partners. Intimate relationships may or may not include sexual intimacy or cohabitation.
Intimate Partner Violence occurs in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships and can affect anyone of any age, including older adults.
VA's Commitment to Addressing Intimate Partner Violence
The VA’s Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program is committed to helping Veterans, their partners and also VA staff who are impacted by IPV. If you or someone you know could be experiencing and/or using IPV – Help is available. Contact your local IPVAP Coordinator for more information at 502-709-2942. You can also contact the National DV Hotline at (800) 799-7233 (SAFE), the Kentucky Domestic Violence Hotline at (502) 753-2200, and the Indiana Domestic Violence Hotline at 812-944-6743.
Related Links / Numbers
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Ky Coalition Against Domestic Violence - 502-209-5383
- IN Coalition Against Domestic Violence - 317-917-3685
- Center for Women and Families - 502-581-7222
- Domestic Violence Shelters
- Futures Without Violence
- National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Point of Contact
Melinda Collett, LCSW, BCD
Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program Coordinator
- 800 Zorn Ave, Louisville, KY
Hours of Operation
- 8:00am - 4:30pm