IPV Assistance Program - Louisville VA Medical Center
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Louisville VA Medical Center


IPV Assistance Program

Stop IPV

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.

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Point of Contact

Melinda Collett, LCSW, BCD
Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program Coordinator

Contact Info


  • 800 Zorn Ave, Louisville, KY

Contact Number(s)

  • 502-287-4928
  • 502-709-2942

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00am - 4:30pm